QLD takes out the national Australian Made Foundation Cup
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Queensland boys and girls teams have won the national Australian Made Foundation Cup after a series of playoffs that took place at the West Lakes Tennis Club in South Australia.
The awards were presented at the World Tennis Challenge, held at Memorial Drive, by Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive Ian Harrison and tennis great Judy Dalton.
The winning teams:
- Haru Sonton, Pacific Pines
- Alec Braund, Maryborough
- Jonathon Cha, Parkwood
- Jake Hull, Mount Sheridan
- Ameliija Swaffer-Selff, Moura
- Susie Lee, Southport
- Rio Tanabe, Mudgeeraba
- Kristen Cavanna, Pelican Waters
The best and fairest awards also both went to Queensland, with Haru Sonton receiving the John Fitzgerald medal and Susie Lee receiving the Judy Dalton medal.
Haru and Susie also received a $1000 cheque, presented by the Australian Made Campaign and the Fed Cup Foundation, to assist with their tennis development.
The Australian Made Foundation Cup gives children 13 and under from across rural and regional Australia the opportunity to participate in competitive tennis at the highest level.
The tournament forms part of the Australian Made Summer of Tennis, an initiative of the Fed Cup Foundation and the Australian Made Campaign.
“The Australian Made Summer of Tennis celebrates local talent – and Australia has a lot to be proud of,” Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.
“We produce some of the best quality products in the world, and our home-grown athletes are no exception.”