Wild Weather forces explosive Asia-Pacific Tennis League Final
Also interesting to note that Alicia Molik was playing number 3 in the WA Conference final with the giants (same team as Jess Moore). It got rained out though and ended in a draw, no word yet if they will replay it.
[FONT='Myriad Pro','sans-serif']Perth’s wild weather halted the final of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League final on Wednesday evening. Players and spectators retreated indoors to enjoy an early Christmas dinner at the State Tennis Centre, after completing the first singles rubbers of the match.[/FONT]
[FONT='Myriad Pro','sans-serif']The number one player for the Giants, Zach Itzstein, beat Brendan Malarkey of the Western Sharks, 4-1, in a shortened fast tennis format. Adam Carey was victorious over Richard Sampson in the number 3 singles rubber also 4-1. In the Women’s final, Giants number one player Jess Moore, conquered Shona Lee of the Blue Gum Park Ball Bursters, 4-0 and Katy O’Shea was successful over Kay-Leigh Nicholas 4 games to 2. The teams shared the spoils.[/FONT]
[FONT='Myriad Pro','sans-serif']The ladder winning Giants teams, sponsored by Greenwich Equities, will travel to Melbourne in January to compete with teams from New Zealand, China, the Pacific Islands, and four other states during the Australian Open. Each team wins prize money ranging from $15,000 for the winner to $1000 for the 8th team.[/FONT]
[FONT='Myriad Pro','sans-serif']Santa braved the elements to make an appearance with the Hopman Cup Trophy, and Alicia Molik whispered in the reindeers’ ear to tell him what a good boy her baby son, born earlier this year, had been.[/FONT]