Alicia Molik Cup
This prestigious Tennis Victoria team event is for 12 & Under players. Sixteen representative teams from across Victoria participate in this event every year at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
The event was held on Saturday 8 December & Sunday 9 December 2018 at Kooyong Tennis Club. Under the management of Lyn Gillen, Waverley Tennis team wonderfully displayed all their skills and fought a great battle in the finals, narrowly losing to Bayside. We were equal on games and sets at the end of the matches when both pairs had to return on court and play a 7-point tiebreaker. Unfortunately, both pairs lost 7-5. The team was disappointed as they had been unbeaten all weekend until the death-knock. Overall it was an amazing experience for our young athletes. Well done to our players for being selected into the team. This event sees the best 12 & Under players in Victoria, so congratulations for your efforts. Waverley Tennis won this event in 2009, 2013 and 2016.
Waverley Tennis Team was formed by:
Aedan Nelson, Ryosuke Shibuya, Kayla Yip and Chelsea Stergiopoulos
The event was held on 13 &14 April 2013.
The team that represented Waverley Tennis was:
Max Flaherty (Doveton Tennis Club) Andrew Ilett (Whites Lane Tennis Club)
Teodora Skilja (Doveton Tennis Club) Lucia Placidi (Doveton Tennis Club)
On the Saturday we played teams from Northern Mallee, South West and Mornington Peninsula and were successful in all matches. This meant that we progressed to the semi-finals on the Sunday where we met local association North Eastern Juniors defeating them 5 sets 32 games to 1 set 19 games.
We then progressed to the grand final where we met another local association North Suburban Juniors. At the end of the match we were equal on sets and games which meant both mixed pairs were to play a 12 point tie break and we where then equal again on points. The mixed pairs had to go out again and play another 12 point tiebreak this time Waverley won by 3 points to win the event. What a nerve-racking experience for all concerned but a great result for Waverley. Well done to Max, Teodora, Andrew & Lucia on a great weekend's tennis. You all deserved the win with your nerves of steel and determination to take home the Cup for Waverley.
Teodora Skilja & Max Flaherty
Our decorated team with the Alicia Molik Cup and Team Manager Lyn Gillen