These are the tournies the juniors can get a leg up in... so the likes of Sophie (who is playing well), Olivia, Cupak deserve some help along the line. All in all there's 18 wildcards over 6 tournies so some do need to go to the young ones.
This year some of the senior gals have stepped up - bryanne, trudi, hewitt and some returning from layoffs Kriz, Christina H, therefore I would expect TA to be a bit more lenient towards them.
Last summer most girls were in poor form and TA had the decision to way up either giving an handout to someone playing badly or an untried junior. In most cases they'll head in the junior direction.
The answer is simple: the opportunities are there for the senior girls... they just have to get the wins on the board. This year some have!!
There's more to life than just being happy.