Melbourne, 14 December 2018 | Tennis Australia

The 12/u and 16/u Australian Championship quarterfinal matches experienced delays this morning due to heavy rain making the courts unplayable but December Showdown action resumed this afternoon.

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With only two days of competition remaining, the young athletes were fighting hard for a place in tomorrow’s semifinals with strong matches played by a number of top seeds including [1] Mudiwa Munyimani (VIC), [1] Sarah Rokusek (NSW) and [1] Olivia Gadecki (QLD).

In the 12/u girls’ draw No.1 seed Sarah Rokusek (NSW) had a straight set win, defeating [7] Chelsea Elliott (VIC) 6-2 6-0 and [16] Seri Nayuki continued her winning streak defeating [8] Lily Taylor 6-3 6-1 after upsetting [16] Sasha Situe (JPN) yesterday.

There were straight set wins across all 12/u boys’ matches today with No.2 seed Charlie Camus (ACT) ending [5] Hayden Jones’ (VIC) championship journey, while [4] Yuta Tomida (JPN) won against [6] Pavle Marinkov (NSW) to earn a semifinal spot 6-2 6-2.

No.1 seed in the 16/u girl’s draw Olivia Gadecki (Qld) won against [5] Taylah Lawless (NSW) but an upset saw [3] Natasha Russell (SA) lose to [6] Lara Walker (QLD), she will play [2] Anastasia Berezov (NSW) in tomorrow’s semifinals.

The 16/u boys’ matches wrapped up the days draw with [3] Cooper White (VIC) defeating [7] Edward Vo (SA) 7-5 6-4, joining [4] Kamil Kozlowski (NSW), [2] Tai Sach (Qld) and Enzo Aguiard (Vic) in the semifinals tomorrow.

12/u and 16/u Semifinals

 12/u Girls’ Singles Semifinals

  • [1] Sarah Rokusek (NSW) vs. [4] Mayu Crossley (JPN)
  • [2] Ayuna Nakazato (JPN) vs. [16] Seri Nayuki (JPN)

12/u Boys’ Singles Semifinals

  • [1] Mudiwa Munyimani (VIC) vs. [4] Yuta Tomida (JPN)
  • [2] Charlie Camus (ACT) vs. Oscar Wang (SA)

16/u Girls’ Singles Semifinals

  • [2] Anastasia Berezov (NSW) vs. [6] Lara Walker (QLD)
  • [1] Olivia Gadecki (QLD) vs. Tina Smith (QLD)

16/u Boys’ Singles Semifinals

  • [3] Cooper White (VIC) vs. Enzo Aguiard (VIC)
  • [4] Kamil Kozlowski (NSW) vs. [2] Tai Sach (QLD)