Aussie teams place highly at WJT finals
Australia's boys' and girls' teams have finished among the highest-placed teams in the World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
Australia’s boys’ and girls’ teams have finished among the highest-placed teams in the World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
The boys’ finished in fourth place after falling to France in the play-off for third at the weekend; Kody Pearson went down 6-0 6-3 to France’s Matteo Martineau in the opening rubber, before Corentin Moutet sealed victory for the French with a 7-6(2) 6-4 win over Alex De Minaur.
The doubles rubber was not played.
The Australian girls’ team fell to India in a tense tie, ultimately going down 2-1 after dropping the decisive doubles rubber.
Jaimee Fourlis got the Aussies off to a flying start with a 6-0 6-0 thrashing of Mihika Sanjoy Yadav, until Pranjala Yadlapalli levelled the tie with a come-from-behind 1-6 6-4 6-2 victory over Destanee Aiava.
In the doubles rubber, Fourlis and Aiava battled hard but ultimately lost 4-6 6-1 6-4 to Yadav and Himani Mor.
Russia’s boys’ team and the United States girls’ team won the overall titles at the ITF 14-and-under event.
Full World Junior Tennis Finals standings
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