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03-27-2016 05:09 AM
Arsenalex
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Whittington goes back to back on the clay. This time beat O'Connell in the F. Dayne Kelly made the SF as well.
03-20-2016 06:39 AM
Arsenalex
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

So we're 3/4 through the futures swing right now. Winners so far:

O'Connell in Port Pirie (Hard Outdoor)
Kelly in Mildura (Grass)
Whittington in Mornington 1 (Clay)

Next week is Mornington 2 (Clay), seeded Aussies include: Van Peperzeel (1), Banes (2), Whittington (4), Kelly (5), O'Connell (6), Mousley (7), Fancutt (8), Polmans and Hobart also in the draw
03-06-2016 08:44 PM
RustyOz
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Meanwhile in the "other" grass court tournament taking place last week and weekend, in the Futures tournament in Mildura, two older names came to the fore again, with the finalists being No.6 seed Dayne Kelly and unseeded Greg Jones.
It was Kelly who triumphed in the stifling 40 degree heat (no heat rule ?), saving vital break points in the 2nd game of both sets, at 15-40 and 0-40 respectively in each set, to keep Jones at bay and then convert his opportunities, against a low percentage of first serves mid match by Jones, to win the title 6-4, 6-2. Good reward for Kelly who has been putting in the hard yards recently and been showing some good form, with the help of former double player Jordan Kerr.
Jones also had a good week winning four matches in a row to show that perhaps he is over his injury riddled past 18 months and getting back some form and confidence with some valuable match time, knocking off last year's Mildura finalist Harry Bourchier in the first round in a tough 3-setter, then blitzing No.4 seed Maverick Banes 60 62 and ably coping with the top seed and 2014 Mildura winner Luke Saville 63, 63.
Kelly also had some good results knocking off the No.4 seed Alex Bolt and the No.2 seed Gavin van Peperzeel along the way.
02-27-2016 06:41 AM
Arsenalex
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Australian futures have begun.

F1 in Port Pirie, Mott, Polmans, O'Connell all in SF
02-01-2016 06:31 AM
Kateoz
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

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That's more because Burnie couldn't get the funding to upgrade their courts to international standard in time for this year - apparently it will be back to two Tasmanian Challengers as of next year...and TA have bumped up the prize money in Launceston this year to try and compensate.
Hmm, was it really that far below standard? I read that it was all about TA's insistence that everyone uses the same type of surface (which they happen to have the rights to) rather than standard per se.

Anyway, why do they all have to be in (very) small towns in Tassie?! Plenty of other towns and cities across Australia capable of staging a challenger beyond Launceston and Adelaide I would have thought. What about Sydney, Perth or Darwin for example?

I'm with others who thing if these things were decently promoted, a season post AO would be an obvious way of supporting our players better.
02-01-2016 02:25 AM
TalkonTennis
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

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That Thompson Vs Barton R1 will be a ripper - both are so motivated to win
And so it proved, with Barton ultimately prevailing in a close 7-5 6-7(5) 6-4 contest. Really tough break for both of them to play each other in R1, but Matthew needs the points more at the moment so I can't say I'm too unhappy about the result!

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Yeah, there were 2 challengers this time last year now only 1
That's more because Burnie couldn't get the funding to upgrade their courts to international standard in time for this year - apparently it will be back to two Tasmanian Challengers as of next year...and TA have bumped up the prize money in Launceston this year to try and compensate.
02-01-2016 12:20 AM
azza
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Yeah, there were 2 challengers this time last year now only 1
01-31-2016 08:23 PM
RustyOz
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

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Originally Posted by millmania View Post
As an aside, it baffles me that there are so few Challengers in Australia at this time of year. We have the weather and the resources given TA is rolling in it, and there's no reason we can't have a month-long Australian swing after the Australian Open, particularly when a lot of Challenger-level players are already here for AO qualifying....
It's a far better way to support players at that level who are generally incredibly financially constrained, rather than forcing them to go to Europe/USA/South America - can anyone explain the logic behind not putting more events on?
You'd have to ask TA, as it is a "no-brainer" to everyone else.
The Challengers they did put on before and during AO qualifying only benefitted the higher ranked overseas players. It definitely seems that TA has the players they want and are not supporting the lower ranked players. Also a drop in number of Futures events at this end of summer period...
01-31-2016 10:11 AM
azza
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

That Thompson Vs Barton R1 will be a ripper both are so motivated to win
01-31-2016 02:22 AM
Ritz
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

James Hope he just flared it or something. I wouldnt suspect it to be that bad considering he looked fine in his last match. Hence why he took precaution by withdrawing Launceston and Maui knowing his elbow has had trouble before.
01-31-2016 12:54 AM
scotthongkong
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Barton plays Thompson first round Launceston. tough match for both but I tend to favour Matt on this one after his New Zealand heroics.
01-31-2016 12:37 AM
scotthongkong
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Bugger! James is so injury prone! What a shame for him.
01-31-2016 12:27 AM
AussieAdz
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Yep confirmed, elbow injury.
01-31-2016 12:08 AM
azza
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Nuh he withdraw from Launceston too hope his okay, was playing really well in Maui
01-30-2016 09:44 PM
AussieAdz
Re: Aussies in Challengers and Futures

Looks like he 'did a Bernie' after seeing his Launceston draw. Cant say I blame him!
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