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Aussie Girls - State Grade Update

Several AIS girls are playing in this years Tennis Victoria State Grade as well as many retiring pro's.

Natalie Tanevska, Dubravka Cupac and Melissa Koning are the top 3 players in Dendy Park's State Grade team whilst Daniella Dominikovic and former WTA tour player Louise Field are No.1 & No.2 for Royal South Yarra

Former Australian Open Junior Girls champion & former tour player Joanne Limmer is the No.1 player for M.CC with up and coming junior Bridget Healey at No.2.

Another retired tour player and former girls champion Anabelle Elwood head Kooyong's line up with Bianca Acquistapace at No.2.

Vetran Dianne Balestrat is No.1 for Eaglemont.

A few big names in the Mens State Grade comp as well with recently retired ATP Professionals Paul Kilderry and Andrew Florent playing at No.1 & No.2 in Royal South Yarra's new look State Grade team ( Florent is the new head coach at RSY). Chris Guccione is playing at No.1 for the new North Ringwood State Grade team while he is in Melbourne. AIS Coach Richard Fromberg also made a suprise appearence for North Ringwood last week, teaming up with his star pupil in the doubles. Jay Salter will also join North Ringwood when he returns from playing overseas. AIS player Adam Feeney is playing at No.1 for Beaumaris Lawn's State Grade team, whilst former ITF World Junior No.1 and now retired professional Ben Elwood is playing No.1 for MCC. Former sattilite player Lee Pearson is No.1 for Kooyong with up and coming players Daniel Brynes, Scott Doener, David Galic and David Bidmeade making up a fairly young Kooyong State Grade team.
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Tennis Victoria State Grade results

After most of the State Grade matches were washed out in Round 1 here are the results of Round 2 (Mens & Womens State Grade)


Rnd 2 - Womens
Dendy Park 2-4-33 lost to Donvale 2-4-34
Dubravka Cupac / Natalie Tanevska def Emma Cioffi / Karolina Wlodarczak 6-2, 6-3
Melissa Koning / Yolanda Rowe lost to Therese Smyth / Elizabeth Walker 4-6, 1-6
Dubravka Cupac / Natalie Tanevska def Therese Smyth / Elizabeth Walker 6-3, 6-2
Melissa Koning / Yolanda Rowe lost to Emma Cioffi / Karolina Wlodarczak 1-6, 3-6

*Good to see Dubz winning both her matches with Natalie in straight sets!

Royal South Yarra 3-6-48 def Eaglemont 1-5-46 Details
Daniella Dominikovic / Louise Field def Carolyn McGann / Josie New 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Susan Albert / Loretta Sheales def Brianna Bateup / Kacey Williams 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Daniella Dominikovic / Louise Field def Brianna Bateup / Kacey Williams 1-6, 6-0, 6-3
Susan Albert / Loretta Sheales lost to Carolyn McGann / Josie New 0-6, 4-6

* AIS player Daniella Dominkovic teaming with former WTA Tour player Louise Field to win both their doubles matches.

Essendon 1-5-49 drew Grace Park 1-3-38
Robyn Allen / Lauren Withers lost to Karen Butler / Kelly Duns 6-4, 4-6, 6-7
Ewa Losinski / Gwen Weightman def Lucy Dougherty / Melissa Grgat 6-1, 6-3
Robyn Allen / Lauren Withers Incomplete Lucy Dougherty / Melissa Grgat 3-6, 6-2
Ewa Losinski / Gwen Weightman Incomplete Karen Butler / Kelly Duns 7-5, 5-4

* Rising Junior Player Ewa Losinski getting some good experience player Womens State Grade.

MCC 3-6-41 def Kooyong Lawn 1-2-28
Shareen Bottrell / Joanne Limmer def Annabel Ellwood / Meryl Johnston 6-1, 6-1
Bridget Healy / Megan Ricci def Vanessa Kendall / Catherine Louis 6-3, 6-4
Shareen Bottrell / Joanne Limmer def Vanessa Kendall / Catherine Louis 7-5, 6-2
Bridget Healy / Megan Ricci lost to Annabel Ellwood / Meryl Johnston 3-6, 1-6

* 16 year old Bridget Healey is a player to watch. Former Junior Champion now AIS Coach Annabel Ellwood will be tough to beat at No.1 for Kooyong.


MENS
Dingley 2-4-49 lost to Beaumaris Lawn 4-9-66
Mitko Blagoev lost to Adam Feeney 3-6, 4-6
Robert McKenzie def Antony Hampson 6-1, 7-5
Warrick MacGowan def David Jeflea 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Aaron Kosub lost to Andrew McLean 1-6, 1-6
Mitko Blagoev / Aaron Kosub lost to Adam Feeney / David Jeflea 3-6, 4-6
Warrick MacGowan / Robert McKenzie lost to Antony Hampson / Andrew McLean 4-6, 3-6
* Good win to AIS player Adam Feeney at No.1 for Beaumaris. Robert McKenzie is an up and coming Victorian junior.

Veneto 5-11-73 def Grace Park 1-2-39 Details
Taso Vasiliadis def Aaron Nolan 6-2, 6-2
Michael Logarzo lost to Paul Lord 7-6, 6-7, 0-6
Angelo Giampaolo def Julian Rebechi 6-1, 6-2
Anthony Giampaolo def Agim Kurti 6-4, 6-3
Michael Logarzo / Taso Vasiliadis def Agim Kurti / Aaron Nolan 6-1, 6-1
Angelo Giampaolo / Anthony Giampaolo def Paul Lord / Julian Rebechi 6-0, 6-4

*The new Veneto State Grade team is boosted by the return of former Victorian Junior Champion now Greece Davis Cup player Taso Vasiliadis. Michael Logarzo was also a top Australian Junior player who has never reached his potential in senior ranks.

Royal South Yarra 1-5-57 lost to Kooyong Lawn 5-10-79 Details
Paul Kilderry lost to Lee Pearson 0-6, 3-6
Andrew Florent lost to Matthew Coghlan 6-3, 5-7, 2-6
Matthew Hicks def David Galic 7-5, 6-3
Rob Tucker lost to David Bidmeade 0-6, 6-3, 3-6
Andrew Florent / Paul Kilderry lost to Matthew Coghlan / Lee Pearson 1-6, 6-3, 4-6
Matthew Hicks / Alexander Petropoulos lost to David Bidmeade / David Galic 6-7, 2-6

* RSY's star recruits Paul Kilderry and Andrew Florent were both beaten by experience State Grade players Lee Pearson and Matt Coghlan respectivley. Good win to Victorian Junior David Bidmeade over Rob Tucker.

North Ringwood 1-3-46 lost to MCC 5-10-67 Details
Christopher Guccione def Ben Ellwood 6-2, 6-2
Robert Daley lost to Shane Scrutton 1-6, 6-2, 4-6
Robert Phillips lost to Lachlan Williams 3-6, 4-6
Paul Rowbottom lost to Ian Peter-Budge 0-6, 2-6
Christopher Guccione / Robert Phillips lost to Ian Peter-Budge / Shane Scrutton 5-7, 3-6
Robert Daley / Paul Rowbottom lost to Ben Ellwood / Lachlan Williams 4-6, 2-6


* Big serving Victorian Chris Guccione was the only player to win a set for North Ringwood. Guccione def Ben Ellwood 6-2 6-2 in the feature match of the round.

Guccione (Ranked #306 in the World) is clearly a step above this level of tennis.
Still, there are some quality players in the Mens Competition with likes of Kilderry, Florent, Ellwood, Vasiliadis, Pearson, Feeney & Guccione this has got to be one of the strongest fields assembled at CLub level for a long time?
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Still, there are some quality players in the Mens Competition with likes of Kilderry, Florent, Ellwood, Vasiliadis, Pearson, Feeney, Fromberg & Guccione this has got to be one of the strongest fields assembled at Club level for a long time

not mention the likes of Girls such as; Dubravka Cupac, Daniella Dominkovic, Natalie Tanevska, Bianca Acquistapace, Bridget Healey & Ewa Losinksi along with former WTA Tour players Anabelle Ellwood, Louise Field, Joanne Limmer & Dianne Ballestrat its a pretty strong Womens Comp. as well.
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Dendy Park 2-4-33 lost to Donvale 2-4-34
Dubravka Cupac / Natalie Tanevska def Emma Cioffi / Karolina Wlodarczak 6-2, 6-3
Melissa Koning / Yolanda Rowe lost to Therese Smyth / Elizabeth Walker 4-6, 1-6
Dubravka Cupac / Natalie Tanevska def Therese Smyth / Elizabeth Walker 6-3, 6-2
Melissa Koning / Yolanda Rowe lost to Emma Cioffi / Karolina Wlodarczak 1-6, 3-6
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Thanks for this tiger123

Wow @ Dianne Balestrat playing this comp. Her fitness apparently at this stage is fantastic and don't be surprised to see her dish out a few defeats despite being in her 40's. She was good enough to reach a ranking as high as 3 therefore it will be interesting for her to play up-comers like Daniella and Dubz. My monie's on Dianne

Alicia Molik was quoted as saying that Louise Fields was playing well enough for slam qualifying! Good to see her giving some of her expertise to the younger Dominikovic.

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Thanks for this tiger123

Wow @ Dianne Balestrat playing this comp. Her fitness apparently at this stage is fantastic and don't be surprised to see her dish out a few defeats despite being in her 40's. She was good enough to reach a ranking as high as 3 therefore it will be interesting for her to play up-comers like Daniella and Dubz. My monie's on Dianne

Alicia Molik was quoted as saying that Louise Fields was playing well enough for slam qualifying! Good to see her giving some of her expertise to the younger Dominikovic.
No worries Louloubelle. I'll try and give an update of matches each week.
Dianne is obiously playing good tennis to come straight in as No.1 for Eaglemont's State Grade Team. Im suprised Nicole Bradke is not playing this season with all the former tour players back playing club competition.

I dont think Daniella and Dubz will play many matches as they are off to Europe soon for the ITF junior claycourt season. The same with Feeney & Guccione, they are using this as good match practice.
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No worries Louloubelle. I'll try and give an update of matches each week.
Dianne is obiously playing good tennis to come straight in as No.1 for Eaglemont's State Grade Team. Im suprised Nicole Bradke is not playing this season with all the former tour players back playing club competition.

I dont think Daniella and Dubz will play many matches as they are off to Europe soon for the ITF junior claycourt season. The same with Feeney & Guccione, they are using this as good match practice.
That'll be great!

Nicole Bradtke is expecting her 2nd child from what I read in the papers.

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Cupac Vs Ellwood
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Cupac Vs Ellwood

Dubz def Anabelle Ellwood 6-4 6-4!!


I'll give an update of all the Round 3 results tommorow...
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Round 3 State Grade results:
WOMEN
Kooyong Lawn 2-4-37 def Dendy Park 2-4-30 Details
Annabel Ellwood lost to Dubravka Cupac 4-6, 4-6
Vanessa Kendall lost to Melissa Koning 4-6, 1-6
Catherine Louis def Yolanda Rowe 6-0, 6-2
Danielle Kypreos def Juliet Drew 6-0, 6-4
* A Highly anticipated clash between AIS player & coach. Dubravka Cupac showed she is in good form leading up to the Euopean Summer season with a straight sets win over Anabel Elwood.

Donvale 2-6-49 def Essendon 1-2-35 Details
Karolina Wlodarczak def Maija Rivis 7-5, 6-0
Therese Smyth Incomplete Ewa Losinski 6-3, 5-2
Elizabeth Walker lost to Lauren Withers 3-6, 7-6, 3-6
Claudia Szabo def Gwen Weightman 6-4, 6-3
*Another big win for Karolina Wlodarczak at No.1, Donvale remain undefeated at the top of ladder.

Royal South Yarra 2-4-37 drew Grace Park 2-4-37 Details
Louise Field def Kelly Duns 7-6, 7-6
Loretta Sheales lost to Karen Butler 3-6, 0-6
Kirsty Messner def Lucy Dougherty 6-0, 6-1
Barbara Weston lost to Melissa Grgat 4-6, 4-6
*Great win to Louise Field over Kelly Duns. Louise's hitting practice with Nicole Pratt & Alicia Molik over the past few years is paying off. Daniella Dominikovic did not play for RSY and could have been the difference with Loretta Sheales losing 3-6, 0-6 to a former top Junior Karen Butler.

Eaglemont 3-6-47 def MCC 1-2-30 Details
Dianne Balestrat lost to Joanne Limmer 3-6, 6-7
Carolyn McGann def Bridget Healy 6-3, 6-0
Josie New def Shareen Bottrell 7-5, 7-5
Brianna Bateup def Megan Ricci 6-2, 6-2
*Vetran Professional Dianne Balestrat lost a tight match to Former Australian Open Junior Girls Champion Joanne Limmer. Bridget Healey was comprehensively beaten in staight sets at No.2, she has jumped from Grade 3 Pennant to State Grade No.2 in one season. might be too big a jump for a 15 year old.

MENS
Dingley 5-11-91 def Kooyong Lawn 1-5-65 Details
Robert McKenzie def Matthew Coghlan 6-3, 6-4
Steven Foot def David Bidmeade 6-1, 6-7, 6-1
Warrick MacGowan lost to Nathan Byrnes 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
Aaron Kosub def Andrew Coelho 7-6, 6-0
Warrick MacGowan / Robert McKenzie def Andrew Coelho / Matthew Coghlan 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Aaron Kosub / Michael Turlejski def David Bidmeade / Nathan Byrnes 6-7, 7-6, 6-2
* Kooyong were without their top players Lee Pearson & Leigh Holland and blodded Juniors Nathan Byrnes & Andrew Coelho. Great win to Dingley's Robert Mckenzie, a promising junior, straight sets over Matthew Coghlan.

Beaumaris Lawn 4-10-73 def North Ringwood 1-3-47 Details
Antony Hampson lost to Robert Phillips 7-6, 3-6, 6-7
Andrew McLean def Paul Rowbottom 6-1, 6-3
Paul Arber def Nikolas Ortika 6-1, 6-1
Ryan Thomas def Daniel Barker 6-3, 6-1
Antony Hampson / Andrew McLean Incomplete Robert Phillips / Paul Rowbottom 2-6, 7-6
Paul Arber / Ryan Thomas def Daniel Barker / Nikolas Ortika 6-3, 6-3
*North Ringwood as well were without their star player Chris Guccione as Beaumaris easily accounted for the new state grade side. Good to see state grade vetrans Andrew McLean & Paul Arber back in good form.

Grace Park 2-5-58 lost to Royal South Yarra 4-10-78 Details
Aaron Nolan lost to Paul Kilderry 3-6, 1-6
Klaudisz Gursztyn def Matthew Hicks 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
Agim Kurti lost to Alexander Petropoulos 2-6, 4-6
Adam Stone lost to Brett Richardson 2-6, 3-6
Klaudisz Gursztyn / Agim Kurti lost to Paul Kilderry / Brett Richardson 2-6, 6-3, 1-6
Aaron Nolan / Adam Stone def Matthew Hicks / Alexander Petropoulos 6-3, 3-6, 1-6
* Paul Kilderry posted his first win for the season with RSY. He teamed with Former Tasmanian Sattilite player Brett Richardson in the doubles with Andrew Florent out.

MCC 3-6-59 def Veneto 3-6-43 Details
Ben Ellwood def George Georgopoulos 6-0, 6-0
Shane Scrutton lost to Michael Logarzo 4-6, 4-6
Lachlan Williams lost to Kane Dewhurst 4-6, 2-6
Ian Peter-Budge def Jed Gould 6-0, 6-3
Ian Peter-Budge / Shane Scrutton def George Georgopoulos / Jed Gould 6-3, 6-0
Ben Ellwood / Lachlan Williams lost to Kane Dewhurst / Michael Logarzo 3-6, 6-7
* Veneto brought in 3 Emergencies this week; George Georgopoulos, Kane Dewhurst & Jed Gould, to play the experienced MCC side. Suprisingly little known club player Georgopoulos, was thrown in at No.1 ahead of former Sattilite Players Dewhurst & Gould, and was convincingly beaten 6-0 6-0 by Former Australian Junior Champion Ben Elwood. Vetran Ian Peter-Budge sealed the victory for MCC with a straight sets win over Gould.

This weeks Round 4 matches:
WOMENS
May 22nd,9am start (Home team first):
Donvale Vs Kooyong Lawn
Dendy Park Vs Royal South Yarra
Essendon Vs MCC
Grace Park Vs Eaglemont

MENS
May 23rd, 12:30pm start (Home team first):
Grace Park Vs MCC
Veneto Vs Dingley
RSY Vs North Ringwood
Kooyong Lawn Vs Beaumaris
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Paul McNamee played at No.1 Grade 1 for MCC last weekend at won 6-4 6-3!
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