Sydney NSW, Australia, 20 November 2013 | Tennis Australia
Canberra Velocity completed its Centenary celebrations in emphatic style by not dropping a rubber at North Woden Tennis Club.
Velocity’s men beat the Macquarie Uni Warriors 6-0, while the women were convincing against Sydney Uni Lions, also winning 6-0.
Again Nick Kyrgios showed the crowd why he is the youngest player to be ranked inside the world’s top 200 with a dominant performance against 23-year-old Dean Barclay, winning 4-0, 4-1, while AIS scholarship holder Alex Bolt beat Sean Wheatley 4-2, 4-1.
Canberra’s Jake Eames came from behind in both sets to beat Marious Zelba 4-3 (5-3), 4-3 (5-4), and Robert Howe beat Blake Fong in three tiebreak sets 4-3 (5-1), 3-4 (1-5), 4-3 (5-1).
Kyrgios then teamed with 14-year-old Dimitri Morogiannis, from Torrens, to defeat Wheatley/Zelba in a thrilling super tiebreak 4-2, 1-4 (11-9), while Alun Jones and Jake Okines beat Barclay/Fong 2-4, 4-2 (10-7).
Velocity’s men will now play the only other undefeated team in the NSW/ACT Conference, Sydney Olympic Rebels, led by touring professionals Matthew Barton and Adam Feeney, in the final round.
The women kept their finals’ hopes alive today with a convincing victory over Sydney Uni Lions.
Top-ranked Alison Bai had little trouble in her baseline duel against Cassandra Chan, winning 4-2, 4-1, Nicole Hoynaski dropped only two games against Rebecca Jones, and Tyra Calderwood beat Bianca Chidrawi 4-1, 4-0.
In the last singles match, Velocity No.2 Ashley Keir was pushed to three sets by Martina Hudaly, before winning 4-2, 1-4, 4-3 (5-2).
Velocity’s women then made it a clean sweep in the doubles with Bai and Keir beating Chan and Chidrawi 4-0, 4-1, and Calderwood and Hoynaski defeating Hudaly and Jones 4-3(5-3), 4-1.
The women must beat the Abbie Myers-led NSTA Angels in round five on Friday for a place in the conference final.