Prostějov, Czech Republic, 11 August 2014 |

Australia has narrowly missed out on third place at the World Junior Tennis Finals after a closely-fought tie against Romania in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

Jeanette Lin fell in straight sets to consistent baseliner Mihaela Lorena Marculescu, before Destanee Aiava levelled the tie with a commanding victory  over Selma Stefania Cadar, conceding just one game.

In the deciding doubles rubber, Aiava and Gabriela Ruffels fell in straight sets to Cadar and Andreea Prisacariu.

> view the scores in the Australia v Romania tie

Russia was the ultimate winner of the girls’ competition, defeating the second seeded Ukraine 2-0.

Ukraine had earlier beaten Australia in the semifinals.