Velocity Women into NSW/ACT Conference final
The Canberra Velocity Women’s team have stormed into the final of the NSW/ACT Conference in the Asia Pacific Tennis League. Velocity have gone undefeated after five rounds of play and are set to face the UTS Lizards for the chance to take out back to back titles. The final will take place at City Community Tennis in Surry Hills on Friday, 12 December, at 6.00pm.
The team has been led be world number 490, Alison Bai who has been in outstanding form for Velocity. Bai has been undefeated in both singles and doubles, primarily playing at the number one position. World number 402, Alexandra Nancarrow made her debut for Velocity in Round 4 and is expected to line up at the top spot in Friday’s final. Tyra Calderwood has also been in great form over the 5 rounds, only dropping one match. Maria Vais and Imogen Clews are also expected to feature in Friday’s final.
Velocity got their season off to a strong start with a first round victory over the South East Smashers defeating the team 5-1. Velocity played the Smashers again in Round 4, again handing the young team a heavy 6-0 defeat. In Round 2, Velocity played the UTS Lizards who they will play in Friday’s final. It was a closely contested affair with the match locked at 3 rubbers all, Velocity won on a countback on sets. The Lizards are led by world number 572, Abbie Myers. Velocity will be boosted by the addition of Nancarrow to the lineup, who was unavailable to play the last time the two teams met. Rounds 3 and 5 saw Velocity take 4-2 victories over the Sydney University Lions.
The two teams will be battling it out for $7,000 in prizemoney and the chance to play in the National final which will be held in Melbourne during the second week of the Australian Open.