Nonthaburi, Thailand, 22 April 2016 |

Australia’s World Junior Tennis boys team on Thursday lost to Thailand 1-2, thus missing out on qualifying for August’s World Finals.

A win over Thailand would have seen Australia finish in the top four nations of the Asia/Oceania qualifying competition and advance to the finals.

Philip Sekulic lost in three tight sets before Alex Bulte levelled the tie at 1-1 with a gritty three-set win.

Yet in the decisive doubles rubber, the Australian pair of Bulte and Sekulic fell in a heart-breaker, going down 13-11 in a match tiebreak.

Australia will play off for positions 5-8 on Friday and Saturday, and face the Philippines on Friday.