Top seeds through to 12/u and 16/u Championships quarterfinals
The December Showdown continues with the 16/u and 12/u national championships, with rain forcing players to compete under the roof at the National Tennis Centre.
The 12/u and 16/u Australian Championships moved indoors on Thursday because of heavy rain as the December Showdown continued at Melbourne Park.
Players from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific have converged on Melbourne Park within the last fortnight to compete in Australia’s biggest junior tennis event series.
The December Showdown has been running since December 1st and will conclude on Sunday 16th December with the 12/u, 16/u and Australian Open 2019 Play-off finals.
Round 3 of the 12/u Girls’ singles kicked off todays matches with top seeds  Sarah Rokusek (NSW),  Ayuna Nakazato (JPN),  Mayu Crossley (JPN) and  Gloria Jovic (NSW) earning a spot in tomorrow’s quarterfinals, while an upset saw  Seri Nayuki (JPN) defeat No.3 seed Sasha Situe (NZL) 6-3 3-6 6-2.
No.1 seed in the Boys’ 12/u draw Mudiwa Munyimani (Vic) progressed to the quarterfinals, along with  Charlie Camus (ACT) who had a straight set win 6-0 6-0 after a challenging game yesterday against Taichi Wakamatsu.
There was an upset in the 16/u Girls’ with Cyan Sun (Qld) defeating  Amy Stevens (Vic) whilst top seeds  Olivia Gadecki (QLD),  Anastasia Berezov (NSW),  Natasha Russell (SA),  Taylah Lawless (NSW) and  Olivia Symons (VIC) all qualified for the quarterfinals.
Following his surprising victory over top seed Chen Dong (QLD) on Wednesday, lucky loser Junyi Tang (VIC) continued his stellar form in the 16/u Boys’ draw defeating Callum Gale (SA) 6-3 7-5 to set up a quarterfinal match with Victoria’s Enzo Aguiard. Second and third seeds Tai Sach (Qld) and Cooper White (Vic) also progressed through to the quarterfinals.
“I think I played well. It was a tough match, there were some points in the second set where I felt like he had me but I kept fighting. I kept trying to make it as tough as possible for him and in the end I got the win,” Junyi Tang told tennis.com.au after the match.
12/u and 16/u Quarterfinals
12/u Girls’ Singles Quarterfinals
12/u Boys’ Singles Quarterfinals
16/u Girls’ Singles Quarterfinals
16/u Boys’ Singles Quarterfinals