London, Great Britain, 8 July 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Seven Australians will contest the main draw in this year’s Wimbledon junior competition, after Pavle Marinkov and Roisin Gilheany secured their spots through qualifying.

Marinkov, a 17-year-old from New South Wales, completed his successful qualifying campaign with a 6-4 6-2 victory against fifth-seeded Korean Hoyoung Roh.

The reigning 18/u Australian champion, who is currently No.76 in the ITF World Tennis Tour junior rankings, made his junior Grand Slam debut at Australian Open 2023. He was the top-performing Australian in the boys’ singles competition, reaching the third round as a wildcard.

> READ: Pavle Marinkov- A rising star of Australian tennis

Gilheany sealed her spot in the Wimbledon girls’ singles main draw with a hard-fought 2-6 7-6(4) [10-6] victory against Japan’s Shiho Tsujioka in the final qualifying round.

The 18-year-old from Victoria is set to make her second junior Grand Slam main-draw appearance too. Gilheany’s only previous junior Grand Slam main-draw appearance was at Australian Open 2022.

Main-draw action in the Wimbledon 2023 junior competition begins today in London (with matches from 8pm AEST).

Aussies in action – Wimbledon

Boys’ qualifying singles, final round
[15] Pavle Marinkov (AUS) d [5] Hoyoung Roh (KOR) 6-4 6-2

Girls’ qualifying singles, final round
[13] Roisin Gilheany (AUS) d [6] Shiho Tsujioka (JPN) 2-6 7-6(4) [10-6]
Vendula Valdmannova (CZE) d [16] Lily Fairclough (AUS) 6-4 6-3

Boys’ singles, first round
Hayden Jones (AUS) v [Q] Manas Dhamne (IND)
Charlie Camus (AUS) v [WC] Viktor Frydrych (GBR)
[Q] Pavle Marinkov (AUS) v Thijs Boogaard (NED)

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2023 boys’ singles draw

Girls’ singles, first round
[13] Emerson Jones (AUS) v [WC] Given Roach (GBR)
Lily Taylor (AUS) v [6] Kaitlin Quevedo (USA)
[WC] Taylah Preston (AUS) v Theadora Rabman (USA)
[Q] Roisin Gilheany (AUS) v [WC] Isabelle Lacy (GBR)

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2023 girls’ singles draw

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