Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Jessica Moore
Article From Tennis West:
Moore Pipped at the Post
6 November 2006
Sixteen year old Jessica Moore, from Williams, has shown some impressive form to reach the finals of four events in Thailand in two weeks.
Moore competed in the ITF Thailand Open from 23 to 28 October, followed by the Asia/Oceania Closed Championships from 30 October to 5 November.
Moore, who is ranked in the top 40 juniors in the world, reached the finals of the single and doubles events at both tournaments, but was unable to clinch a title
In the first week, Moore was the second seed in the singles and was defeated convincingly by top seed New Zealander, Sacha Jones, in the final, 6-0, 6-2.
Moore then combined with Denise Dy, from the Philippines, for the doubles, in which they were ranked as the number two team, behind Jones and Tyra Calderwood, of Australia.
Moore and Dy came up against the unseeded pair of Thai local, Varatchaya Wongteanchai, and Albina Khabibulina, from Uzbekistan, who defeated the top seeds in the semi final. Wongteanchai and Khabibulina continued their red hot form into the final where they downed Moore and Dy, 6-3, 7-5.
The second week of tournaments in Thailand proved just as tough as the first, with Moore reaching the finals in both the singles and doubles, but once again coming away without that elusive victory.
Moore avenged her loss the previous week against Sacha Jones, when she claimed a hard fought victory from her in the semi final, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Moore then went down to top seed Ayumi Morita, from Japan, in the final, 6-4, 7-5.
In the doubles Moore teamed with Indonesian Jessy Rompies and lost the final to singles winner Morita and her team mate, Cai-Chan Chang, from Chinese Taipei, in a tough three setter, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Moore will return to her home town of Williams for a short, but well earned break, before traveling to South Australia to compete on the women’s open KIA Pro Circuit alongside fellow West Australians, Brittany Sheed from Kalgoorlie, and Casey Dellacqua.
S.Williams M.Bartoli A.Barty