Bangkok, Thailand, 3 April 2018 | Tennis Australia

Australia’s top 14-and-under boys have successfully qualified for the World Junior Tennis Finals to be held in the Czech Republic later this year.

Alec Braund (Maryborough, Qld), Derek Pham (Maida Vale, WA) and Edward Winter (Glenelg, SA) competed in Bangkok from 26-31 March 2018 and were captained by National Performance WA Manager Tom George.

The boys finished 4th out of 16 teams at the World Junior Tennis Asia / Oceania Qualifying event defeating Lebanon, Indonesia, Korea and Qatar in the round robin stages before falling to China and Thailand in the 1-4 Play-off’s.

Australia will join fellow Asia / Oceania nations China, Japan, and Thailand at the Finals with the top 4 teams from the event earning direct entry to the prestigious competition.

The Finals will see Australia take on the world’s top 16 nations from an additional four qualifying zones including Africa, North/Central America, South America, and Europe competing for the title of the world’s best under 14’s tennis nation.

The Australian 14-and-under the girl teams featuring Catherine Aulia (Rosebery, NSW), Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (Glengowrie, SA) and Mia Repac (Corrimal, NSW) kicked off qualifying yesterday defeating India 3-0, final results will be decided on April 7.