Australian juniors qualify for international world finals
Australian teams have qualified for the Junior Davis Cup, Junior Billie Jean King Cup and World Junior Tennis finals later this year.
Australia’s top 16-and-under boys and girls and 14-and-under girls are set to compete against the world’s best in the prestigious Junior Davis Cup Finals, Junior Billie Jean King Cup Finals and World Junior Tennis Finals after qualifying in the Asia/Oceania lead-in tournaments in New Delhi, India last month.
The World Junior Tennis Finals will be held from 1-6 August in Prostejov, Czech Republic before the Junior Billie Jean King Cup and Junior Davis Cup take place from 1-6 November in Antalya, Turkey. Sixteen nations will compete in each competition as they vie for the top honours in junior team tennis.
“Congratulations to all our Aussie junior teams who fought so hard and played so well to qualify at the Asia/Oceania qualifying ties in India last month,” said Tennis Australia Director of Professional Tennis Paul Kilderry.
“With international competition for our junior players severely reduced over the past two years it’s wonderful to see our young players bond together in their teams, to compete so well and experience some great success on the court, resulting in reaching the prestigious finals.
“We look forward to supporting each team leading into and during their competitions over the coming months.”
Australian team: Lily Taylor (15, Qld), Sarah Rokusek (15, NSW), Emerson Jones (13, Qld), coach Louise Pleming
Result: Gold medal (First place)
Australian team: Charlie Camus (15, ACT), Hayden Jones (15, Qld), Hugh Winter (15, SA), coach Milo Bradley
Result: Bronze medal (third place)
Australian team: Talia Kokkinis (13, Qld), Emerson Jones (13, Qld), Diana Badalyan (14, SA), coach Nicole Kriz
Result: Silver (second place)
Australian team: Jake Dembo (14, WA), Cruz Hewitt (13, NSW), Filip Fantasia (13, SA), coach Bernie Goerlitz
Result: Seventh place
The BNP Paribas Junior Wheelchair World Team Cup Finals are underway in Portugal this week.
All three of the Australian junior team are ranked in the world’s top ten, making them strong contenders for the title.
Australian team: Riley Dumsday (16, Victoria), Saalim Naser (18, Victoria), Benjamin Wenzel (15, Queensland)
The Junior Wheelchair World Team Cup offers the best wheelchair tennis players an opportunity to compete on the world stage. Australia last won the junior wheelchair team event in 2019. More information on the competition is available here.
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