Aussie Junior Fed Cup team into final
Australia has reached the final of the Junior Fed Cup finals in San Luis Potosi in Mexico after a 2-1 victory over the United States in Saturday's semifinals.
Australia has reached the final of the Junior Fed Cup finals in San Luis Potosi in Mexico after a 2-1 victory over the United States in Saturday’s semifinals.
On the same day, the Aussie Junior Davis Cup squad was unfortunately stopped at the semifinal stage, pipped 2-1 by Korea.
The boys’ squad will take on Germany in a play-off for third and fourth place at the ITF 16-and-under teams competition.
The Aussie girls’ team got off to the perfect start thanks to Priscilla Hon, who defeated the USA’s Michaela Gordon 7-5 6-4.
Although Naiktha Bains lost her singles match, she combined with Hon to record a dominant 6-2 6-3 win in the decisive doubles rubber over Katerina Stewart and Kaitlyn McCarthy.
Australia, the No.2 seeds, will face the top-seeded Russian team in Sunday’s final.
Australia  defeated United States  2-1
Priscilla Hon (AUS) d Michaela Gordon (USA) 7-5 6-4
Katerina Stewart (USA) d Naiktha Bains (AUS) 6-3 6-4
Naiktha Bains/Priscilla Hon (AUS) d Katerina Stewart/Kaitlyn McCarthy (USA) 6-2 6-3
Korea  d Australia  2-1
Kukeon Kang (KOR) d Oliver Anderson (AUS) 6-4 6-2
Marc Polmans (AUS) d Seongchan Hong (KOR) 5-7 7-6(0) 6-0
Yung Seong Chung/Kukeon Kang (KOR) d Oliver Anderson/Akira Santillan (AUS) 7-6(5) 6-2