Re: The Discovery Thread - Unearthing Generation Next
1. Katarina Dikosavljevic –a very fierce competitor, good speed around the court , quite a good serve for not a very big serve, forehand undeniably her biggest weapons has had some big wins including winning the Ashley Cooper classic as well as the Rocky and Bundy double and took world ranked Renee Binnie to three, one to look out for.
2. Athena Nathalia- this girl of Indonesian heritage has a great game, has been mentioned before in this thread and has a sick one handed backhand, very beautiful and fluid action, quite decent serve and very quick around the court, quite stocky yet very fast.
3. Elizabeth James- she has really improved and will be one to watch for, has a very solid power game, watch out for the big out-wide serve as well as a dominant forehand had a big win recently over Taylor Douglas the number 5 under 18 girl in QLD.
4. Charlotte Fuller-coming back from a lengthy injury has a solid all round game can be dangerous at the net, hasn’t been playing enough lately but is using a protected ranking.
5. Katrina Kelly- the number one player in her region features an aggressive style hitting backhands off both wings went to Tasmania representing the state, but is injury and sickness prone.
6. Emily Burns- won the 14’s Ashley Cooper classic beating the 2nd seeded Jessica Singh, since then has struggled to do much in the open tournaments, played the $25,000 challenger in Bundaberg taking Kristina Pejkovic to 6-4 which isn’t a bad effort but doesn’t have enough fire power just yet.
7. Hannah Casswell-has improved a lot as late, a very consistent player who can rally all day, can sometimes be too nice for her own good especially on line calls, had a good win in Rockhampton over Kellie Melia.
8. Jackie Lee-this fiery red head plays just about every tournament there is with mixed results, has a solid serve and forehand but can be quite inconsistent, best result is a runner up finish on the clay in Bundaberg taking Kat Dikosavljevic to 3.
10. Jordan Maisel- currently on exchange in America, a very consistent player with no major weapons to harm, had a good win over Jessica Porter on her way to the quarter-finals in Bundaberg.
11. Jacqui Bell- returning from a layoff recently, coming off with a boom storming through the draws at Rockhampton and Bundaberg under 14’s beating top seed Kalina Morriss on both occasions, has since focused her attentions on the opens with steady progress, has an aggressive style to match her great physique and is a tough competitor.
12. Pia Eustace-this Mackay based girl somehow pulls through some good wins, but is really not a good player at all, terrible serve, foot work is atrocious and has no sense of timing on the ball, on the rare occasion she gets it right, she gives it a fair smack, but should never be feared despite victories over Kellie Melia and Andjela Djokovic.
16. Georgia Lowe-currently sidelined with a back injury, has a ton of potential and is one of the most powerful hitters in her age group; unfortunately has been unable to produce in matches.
17. Georgina Doll-this pretty surf girl from the sunny coast has been steadily improving as she adjusts into the open level, had an excellent win over good friend Lois Ovett in Nambour recently.
23. Jessica Singh- a former top ranked junior who was sidelined with injury for almost a year and has slipped down the rankings substantially has fierce power game with a grunt to match of Indian heritage if she can return to 100% can be quite dangerous.
24. Annie Robins-having very low motivation and an awful second serve as let her down, mainly in it for the social aspect results as slipped and was thrashed 6-1 6-0 by long-time rival Jessica Porter at the junior teams carnival despite being in the A side compared to Porter being in the B team.