Australia one win from WJT semifinals
Australia's girls' team has continued its solid form at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, winning its second straight tie.
Australia’s girls’ team has continued its solid form at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, winning its second straight tie.
The latest victory came in the form of a 2-1 win over Poland, a come-from-behind triumph that was sealed by Destanee Aiava and Gabriela Ruffels in the doubles rubber.
Earlier, Jeanette Lin lost a tight singles rubber in two tiebreaks before Aiava evened the ledger at 1-1 with a comprehensive performance in her singles match.
“Jeanette Lin played an epic match and lost 7-6 7-6 in a battle that could have gone either way,” coach Craig Tyzzer reflected.
“Next up Destanee Aiava played a clinical match and despatched easily of the top Polish girl, then backed up in the doubles with Gaby Ruffels and they played some quality tennis to get us the victory.”
Australia currently sits in second place in the Group C standings just behind the also-undefeated Czech team.
The two countries will face each other on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the semifinals.