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Ladies Australian Open 2013

The Ladies Australian Open 2013 was held over the weekend 18-20 October at The Royal Melbourne Tennis Club, coinciding with the Victorian Open tournament being played on the same weekend. There was a definite carnival atmosphere created as women travelled from interstate to participate in the multiple events on offer.

These events included the Open singles and doubles, as well as many graded handicap singles matches. The results are as follows:

A Grade Singles: Kate Leeming def Amy Hayball 6/1 6/1
A Grade Doubles: Leeming/Hayball def Snell/McCahey 6/3 6/0

Full results will be published shortly…

On the social side, an intimate group of players and supporters were treated to an Italian feast on the Saturday night at La Camera Restaurant in Southbank. While for lunch over the weekend the social committee provided a variety of delicious sandwiches and pasta dishes.

A big thank you must go to all the people who helped organise this successful weekend; Alistair Curley, Frank, Julie Davies, Anabelle Guest, Julie Baker, the RMTC Social Committee and of the course the Pros.

I hope to see everyone early next year to do it all again!

2013 Australian Open Singles Champion, Steve Virgona.


the winning team Virgona

the winning team Virgona

Thanks to Graham Hyland for hand-crafted the trophies.

Thanks to Graham Hyland for hand-crafted the trophies.

Presentation of Singles.

Presentation of Singles.

Last night saw a magnificent display of power and accuracy, as Steve Virgona swept to victory over Camden Riviere in four sets, 6/1 1/6 6/4 6/2 in the Singles Final. A large crowd was treated to some exceptional tennis, as the two lefties traded blows. It was two hours of tremendous play.

Tonight is our last chance to see these two in action for some time. The doubles final starts at 6pm and features world no 3 Virgona teamed with world no 6 Kieran Booth, against world no 2 Camden Riviere and our up and coming pro Nick Howell. Three of the world’s top ten on court – Nick has a lot on his shoulders – and a feast of tennis is assured.

Reserve your seat now or just come in tonight. Light nibbles will be served.

For our overseas followers go to the facebook page, search for ‘Link Pumps Australian Open’  and try the live streaming on and search for ‘melbournert’, best viewing on your PC.

Tonight at the Link Pumps Australian Open

Tonight we get the chance to see Rob Fahey’s two closest word title challengers slug it out in the Singles Final at 6pm. Nibbles will be provided.

It’s the much anticipated clash between Camden Riviere (USA) and Steve Virgona (Aust), two left handers of rare talent. There are still side gallery seats available for what should be a wonderful match.

Don’t miss it – call the club to reserve your seat now. (03) 9429 9788.

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