The World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis is scheduled during May 13 to 18, 2019 at Tel Aviv, Israel. This will feature teams from across the globe compete for the team title. 3 Junior Wheelchair Tennis Stars who’ll be representing Australia at the tournament are as below:
3. Finn Broadbent
17-year-old Finn Broadbent is currently World No. 10 in Junior Boys category. Broadbent has decent points in Men’s Doubles ITF rankings with 71 points. He earned 42 points at Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open.
2. Riley Dumsday
13-year-old Riley Dumsday is currently World No. 9 in Junior Boys category. Dumsday had earned 25 points at the Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open and currently has 32.35 points in ITF rankings for men’s singles.
1. Hayley Slocombe
17-year-old Hayley Slocombe is currently World No. 4 in Junior Girls category. Slocombe is the first junior female tennis player to represent Australia at the event.
Speaking about the challenge, Slocombe said, “I’m extremely excited to compete at the World Team Cup and I can’t wait to play.”
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On representing the country at the tournament, she added, “It’s been a long term goal of mine to represent my country so finally getting to have that international experience is just amazing.”
On exposure the tournament will bring for her, she concluded with, “My goal is to meet other players from different countries and form new friendships. I also want to compete my hardest and do everyone proud.”
Australia will field a mixed junior team for the first time in this tournament. The Australian team is seeded fourth and will compete with eight nations.
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The World Team Cup is the International Tennis Federation’s wheelchair equivalent of the Davis and Fed Cup and features the best wheelchair tennis nations in men, women, quad and junior divisions.
World Team Cup 2019 – Australian Junior Wheelchair Tennis team
World No.4 (Girls) Hayley Slocombe
World No.9 (Boys) Riley Dumsday
World No.10 (Boys) Finn Broadbent