After the success of the Hills Silver event, the Brixton players had a big few weeks at the Claycourt Nationals, ITFs, the Reabold Silver OJT and AMT, and the Gold OJT at the State Tennis Centre:
In Sydney and Canberra:
Talia made the final of the 14s Claycourt Nationals - well done Talia for another outstanding achievement at the national level!
Talia also accumulated another 8 ITF World Junior Rankings Points over two ITF events she played in Sydney and Canberra. Talia's world junior ranking is currently 1279 (under 18s).
Yangho and Dylan came 1st and 2nd in an All-Brixton final in the 12s singles. Big congrats to both for a great result, and especially to Yangho for winning his first Tournament!! Great job Yangho, we are proud of you.
Dylan also won the 12s doubles.
Crystal won the Women's AMT event in a comeback win in the final! Great job Crystal, it is wonderful to see you in the winner's circle again ;-)
Casey and Alex both made the AMT semis. Alex won the doubles.
Daniel made the AMT Men's final.
At the State Tennis Centre:
Yangho played some great tennis to make the final of the 12s singles and the semis of the doubles with Rijad.
Cameron beat two higher seeds along the way to a 4th finish in singles and made the semis in the doubles.
Dylan came 7th in the singles and 2nd in the doubles.
Talia and Casey came 1st and 2nd in an All-Brixton final in the 16s singles, and paired up to win the doubles. Great job girls!
Jaun came 6th in the 12s singles in her best result in a Gold level event so far.
A number of the Brixton players are currently at best-ever rankings, and there have been some massive improvements over the past few months:
Dylan and Yangho are now the top two ranked players in the 2006 birth year.
Jaun is up to #4 in her birth year.
Tara, Casey, Talia and Daniel are also #1 in WA in their respective birth years.
Jaidon and Zac saw their rankings improve dramatically.
Andreas gained a ranking for the first time.
Wet Weather training:
None of the above would have been possible without the dedication of the parents who brought their kids every day in the rain and worked hard squeegeeing courts so that we could maximise on-court time over the winter months. We are certain that this effort has been an integral part of the team's success.
On to Term 4 training, December Showdown and summer holiday tournament preparations!
Tate and John