Greater than 50 gamers competed on the twenty fourth staging of the Australian Tennis Championships, a key initiative in Tennis Australia’s Variety and Inclusion nationwide pathway.
Melbourne, Australia , 16 April 2021 | Tennis Australia
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley was available for the displays of the 2021 Australian Tennis Championships at Melbourne Park as we speak.
Greater than 50 gamers competed throughout 4 classes together with
Gamers with an Mental Incapacity (II-1), Gamers with Down Syndrome (II-2), Gamers with Autism (II-3), and for the primary time Gamers who’re Deaf or Onerous of Listening to.
“It was an amazing honour to have the ability to current our champions and finalists their trophies on the 2021 Australian Tennis Championships,” Tiley stated.
“It has been a incredible occasion, with greater than 50 rivals travelling from round Australia to compete right here at Melbourne Park.
“Tennis is among the most inclusive sports activities on the planet, and we delight ourselves on with the ability to present alternatives for all members of our group to play, compete and thrive in tennis,” Tiley continued.
Sport Inclusion CEO Robyn Smith added, ”Occasions such because the Australian Tennis Championships are a chance to showcase the power of the gamers, and never simply give attention to their incapacity, however what present what our gamers are able to attaining.”
Kelly Wren (NSW) claimed her 23rd consecutive nationwide title within the II-1 class with a 6-2 6-3 win over Queenslander Breanna Tunny, “It feels wonderful, I’ve had an amazing profession, and to win 23 consecutive titles is a incredible achievement for me. I bear in mind my first occasion, it was at Melbourne Park, and I simply loved it a lot I believed I’d come again to play once more, and I’ve continued to maintain enjoying. Everybody has been so supportive and I’m very grateful for the alternatives I’ve had in tennis.”
2021 Australian Tennis Championship closing outcomes
Mental Impairment – II-1 Champions
Males’s: Archie Graham (Qld) def. Mitchell James (Qld) 6-4 6-2
Ladies’s: Kelly Wren (NSW) def. Breanna Tunny (Qld) 6-2 6-3
Males’s Division 2: Harry Mezger (Vic) def. William Caldwell (Vic) 6-3 6-3
Junior PWII Open’s occasion: Luke Barker (Qld) def. Declan Hobley (Qld) 6-1 6-0
Down Syndrome – II-2 Champions
Males’s: Timothy Gould (Qld) def. Timothy Walsh (NSW) 6-0 6-1
Ladies’s: Olivia Sayers (Vic) def. Jane Hopkins (Qld) 6-3 4-3 Ret.
Autism – II-3 Champion
Open: Nicholas Younger (Qld) def. William Druve (Qld) 6-0 6-0
Deaf Onerous of Listening to Champions
Open: John Lui (NSW) def. Ashlee Narker (NSW) 6-2 6-0
Juniors: Ashlee Narker (NSW) def. Ryder Smith (Vic) 6-0 6-0
The Australian Tennis Championships ran from 13-16 April at Melbourne Park.
2021 marks the 24th staging of the occasion, a key initiative in Tennis Australia’s Variety and Inclusion nationwide pathway.
The match was held along with Sport Inclusion Australia, Deaf Sports activities Australia, Particular Olympics Australia and the Victorian State Authorities.
Match outcomes can be found on the ATC2021 Match web page