Melbourne VIC, Australia, 8 December 2014 | Tennis Victoria

In an historical day of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League South East Conference (ATL) the men’s players converged as one in Launceston for the inaugural Tasmanian men’s Super Round. In the women’s competition career Grand Slam Mixed Doubles winner Cara Black made her ATL debut, highlighting the attractiveness of this FAST4 league to star players.

The Royal South Yarras have secured themselves a place in the men’s ATL Final and showed why they have become the new competition favorites, beating home side the Tasmanian Devils 4 rubbers to 2. Yarras’ Luke Saville and Dane Propoggia continued their rich vein of form.

In one of the matches of the league so far the Kooyong Classics clinched a crucial win over the Tennis World Taipans by just three games after rubbers and sets were tied, keeping the Classics dreams of defending their title alive.

Under threatening clouds at the home of the Mornington Missiles, the women’s competition favorites, Bayside Thunder, led by Storm Sanders booked their place in the ATL South East Conference Final.

The impressive debut season of the Mornington Missiles continued with a victory over the Waverley Warriors. The Missiles were boosted by the appearance of wildcard Cara Black, currently ranked No. 4 in the world in doubles. Black showed a liking for the FAST4 format recording victories in both her singles and doubles rubbers, and thrilling the Missiles home crowd.

With just one round remaining the battle is on this Friday night for second position and a place in the final in both the men’s and women’s competitions. The Kooyong Classics need to secure at least one rubber against men’s league heavy weights the Royal South Yarras to keep the Devils and the Taipans at bay.

Second placed MCC Stars will have to battle it out against third placed Mornington Missiles for the important ladder position in the women’s competition.



Royal South Yarras 33 points

Kooyong Classics 28

Tasmania Devils 18

Tennis World Taipans 16

Dingley Dingoes 13

Waverley Warriors 12



Bayside Thunder 35

MCC Stars 30

Mornington Missiles 24

Kooyong Classics 15

Frankston Firebirds 12

Waverley Warriors 4

Match Results Super Round : Sunday 7 December

Women hosted by Mornington Missiles at Mornington Tennis Centre

  • MCC Stars 5 rubbers def Kooyong Classics 1
  • Bayside Thunder 6 rubbers def Frankston Firebirds 0
  • Mornington Missiles 4 rubbers def Waverley Warriors 2

Men hosted by Tasmanian Devils at Launceston Regional Tennis Centre

  • Kooyong Classics 3  rubbers def Tennis World Taipans 3 (won on games)
  • Royal South Yarras 4 rubbers def Tasmanian Devils 2
  • Waverley Warriors 4 rubbers def Dingley Dingoes 2

This week’s Super Rounds

Super Round 5 – Friday 12 December @ 6.30pm
  • MEN Waverley Warriors host at Doveton TC, Robinson Reserve, Frawley Road, Doveton
  • WOMEN Kooyong Classics host at Kooyong LTC, 489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
FINALS – Sunday 14 December @ 12:45pm
  • MEN and WOMEN finals will be held at National Tennis Centre, Melbourne Park.

There will be a 1 v 2 playoff and 3 v 4 playoff for both Men and Women.