28 March 2019 | Tennis NSW

The 2019 NSW 12/U State Teams Championships were held at Bathurst Tennis Centre over the weekend, with 96 participants from all seven NSW regions, as well as the ACT taking part in the two-day event. Players went head-to-head in their pursuit of the Jan O’Neill Cup (Girls) and Tony Roche Cup (Boys).

The State Teams Championships aim to replicate the team-based elements of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, with each of the teams having an on-court team manager for the duration of the weekend. This was a unique opportunity for players to receive advice during change of ends, where coaches could help their players through any difficult moments they had on court, as well as help with technique and game play.

Over the weekend, with the feedback of the team managers, we provided individual awards based on our three key attributes; Compete, Commit and Respect. It was pleasing to receive so many nominations from the managers, which goes to show the great behaviour and positive attitudes displayed by all participants throughout the weekend.

A special thankyou to Andrew and Fran Mitton and the team at Bathurst for their hospitality, as well as helping source some team managers for our metropolitan teams. Each of the Team Managers were a pleasure to work with and we hope to see them at future Tennis NSW Events.

Many thanks to our Referee for the weekend, Trevor Drury, who did a fantastic job ensuring that everything ran smoothly.

Unfortunately rain got the better of us on Sunday afternoon, meaning most of the playoff matches were incomplete. The Jan O’Neill Cup went right down to the wire, with both teams still at chance of winning when rain caused play to be abandoned. The Tony Roche Cup also was closely fought, with Metropolitan Magic defeating ACT Velocity.


Jan O’Neill Cup:

Metropolitan Magic 3-24 tied with Metropolitan Stormers 2-20

Metropolitan Magic

  • Gabby Gregg
  • Jessica Emanuel
  • Angela Cui
  • Simone Cameron
  • Manager – Andrew Nievins

Metropolitan Stormers

  • Rianna Alame
  • Giselle Guillen
  • Gabriela Garipova
  • Renee Alame
  • Manager – Ben Tullier


Tony Roche Cup

Metropolitan Magic 3-25 defeated ACT Velocity 2-20

Metropolitan Magic

  • Boyd Schreiber
  • Ryan Huynh
  • Matthew Holl
  • Ben Thompson
  • Manager – Dale Shai-Hee

ACT Velocity

  • Hugh Taylor
  • Jack Dugdale
  • Stellan Lindrud
  • Kiran Myutel-Mansur
  • Manager – Alex Nancarrow


Individual Awards


Elijah Dikkenberg – South West Heat

Joshua Busa – Central West Cyclones


Marielou Baudouin – North East Breakers
Renee Alame – Metropolitan Stormers



Mia Russell – Metropolitan Dynamite

Hannah Phillips – South East Waves


Photos from all teams competing in the 12/U State Team Tennis Championships hosted by Bathurst Tennis Centre and run by Tennis NSW

Final Standings of the weekend are listed below.

Jan O’Neill Cup Tony Roche Cup
1. Metropolitan Stormers 1. Metropolitan Magic
1. Metropolitan Magic 2. A.C.T. Velocity
3. A.C.T. Velocity 3. North East Breakers
3. Metropolitan Lightning 3. Metropolitan Stormers
5. North East Breakers 5. North West Wizards
5. Metropolitan Flames 5. Metropolitan Flames
7. Metropolitan Dynamite 7. Metropolitan Dynamite
7. Northumberland Thunder 7. Metropolitan Lightning
9. North West Wizards 9. South East Waves
9. Central West Cyclones 9. South West Heat
11. South East Waves 11. Central West Cyclones
11. South West Heat 12. Northumberland Thunder


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