December Showdown 12/u and 16/u tournaments underway
December Showdown week two is underway with the 16/u and 12/u national championships. Players battled through difficult conditions at Melbourne Park today.
Week two of December Showdown is well underway, with 16/u and 12/u events taking place at Melbourne Park until Sunday 16 December.
Players from every state and territory, as well as a host of international competitors will battle it out for their respective national age titles with competitors of the 16/u event also playing for coveted Aus Open 2019 junior wildcards.
Round 2 of the 12/u nationals wrapped today with top seed Sarah Rokusek (NSW) progressing through to R16 of the Girls’ championship and top seeds  Mudiwa Munyimani (Vic) and  Charlie Camus (ACT) earning their spot in the third round of the Boys’ singles.
“The first set I played well felt really good. The second set I dropped the intensity a little bit, I didn’t play as well, he played better and it was a closer set… Next match I’m aiming to hit less errors,” Camus said after his match.
In the 16/u Boys’ draw, top seed Chen Dong was upset by [LL] Junyi Tang (Vic) in just over 2 hours, the 16/u Girls’ event saw top seed Olivia Gadecki (Qld) open with a convincing 6-0 6-0 win over [WC] Ashley Allman whilst 15-year-old Anastasia Berezov (NSW) was persistent in a 7-5 3-6 6-3 win over Queensland’s Roopa Bains.
“My match was pretty up and down; the conditions weren’t that great. It was pretty windy and hot which made it pretty tough.. I got there in the end which I’m pretty happy about,” Anastasia Berezov said after the match.
The events coincide with the Australian Open 2019 Play-off, with finals set to be played on Sunday 16 December.
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