Yarras, Classics, Thunder, Stars set for ATL playoffs
An enthralling finals’ round of the ATL South East Conference will see the undefeated Luke Saville led Royal South Yarras, take on cross town rivals Kooyong Classics in the men's competition.
An enthralling finals’ round of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League South East Conference will see the undefeated Luke Saville led Royal South Yarras, take on cross town rivals Kooyong Classics in the men’s competition.
And, in the women’s competition, star studded undefeated Bayside Thunder with the likes of Olivia Rogowska, Daria Gavrilova, Arina Rodionova and Fed Cup player Storm Sanders, take on the young MCC Stars led by Jaimee Fourlis, Zoe Hives and international player Zuzana Zluchova.
Last night’s matches were pivotal in deciding the teams for Sunday’s finals. In an epic final round in the men’s competition, the Kooyong Classics went down to the Royal South Yarras by just 3 games after rubbers and sets were even.
Sunday’s rematch in the final promises to be intriguing and one which will undoubtedly go down to the wire again. Both teams will be confident of the ultimate success.
In the women’s round, the MCC Stars needed to defeat the third placed Mornington Missiles, who again had grand slam mixed doubles winner Cara Black in action. The Stars showed strong form ahead of Sunday, crushing the Missiles 5 rubbers to 1 to book their shot at glory on Sunday.
The ATL finals day will also include the 3 v 4 playoffs for both the men’s and women’s competition. The Omar Jasika led Tennis World Taipans will square off against the Tasmanian Devils, who are playing in their inaugural season. And, the women’s 3 v 4 playoff will feature the Mornington Missiles against last year’s runner up the Kooyong Classics.
The winners of the ATL South East Conference will advance to the ATL playoffs to be held in the second week of the Australian Open. They will compete against other Australian State Conference winners, as well as teams from Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Pacific Oceania, with 110K prize money on offer across both the men’s and women’s competitions.
|Tennis World Taipans 4 def Dingley Dingoes 2||Bayside Thunder 6 def Waverley Warriors 0|
|Waverley Warriors 4 def Tasmanian Devils 2||Kooyong Classics 5 def Frankston Firebirds 1|
|Royal South Yarras 3 def Kooyong Classics 3 (won on games)||MCC Stars 5 def Mornington Missiles 1|
|Royal South Yarras 40||Bayside Thunder 45|
|Kooyong Classics 31||MCC Stars 39|
|Tennis World Taipans 24||Mornington Missiles 25|
|Tasmanian Devils 20||Kooyong Classics 24|
|Waverley Warriors 20||Frankston Firebirds 13|
|Dingley Dingoes 15||Waverley Warriors 4|
(Play commences at 1pm)
Final – Royal South Yarras v Kooyong Classics
3v4 playoff – Tennis World Taipans v Tasmanian Devils
Final – Bayside Thunder v MCC Stars
3v4 playoff – Mornington Missiles v Kooyong Classics
|8:30am – 12:00pm||ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Leagues State Carnival|
|12:40pm||Fastest Serve Pennant Club Promotion|
|2:00pm||Presentation – 2014 Pennant & Junior Pennant Players of Year|
|Conclusion of Play (Approx. 4:30pm)||Presentations to winning ATL SEC teamsPresentation of Star Performance Award Winners & SquadPresentation of Community Spirit Awarad|
Location: National Tennis Centre, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne