Date-Krumm downs Rogowska

Australia’s Olivia Rogowska has gone down to Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan in the first round of the Brisbane International.

The 22 year-old Australian, who entered the tournament through a wildcard, went down 6-3, 7-5 to her more experienced opponent.

Rogowska will now fly to Tasmania to play in the Hobart International starting on Saturday.

Draw released for Brisbane International

Matt Ebden has been drawn to play fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios in the opening round of the Brisbane International. Kyrgios, a wildcard recipient, has enjoyed a break-out year in 2013 that has seen him move to a career high number 177 in the world, capture the Australian Open Boy’s Singles Championship and make his Davis…

Rogowska receives Brisbane International wildcard

Tennis Australia officials have awarded promising female talent Olivia Rogowska the final wildcard into the Brisbane International. The 22-year-old is currently ranked no. 174 in the WTA world rankings. “Brisbane is my favourite tournament of the year so I’m very excited,” she said. Rogowska will face a strong field headlined by world No. 1 and defending…

Ebden to play Brisbane International

Following the withdrawal of Austrian Jurgen Melzer due to injury, Matt Ebden has moved in to the main draw of the Brisbane International.

Ebden will compete in Brisbane for the fifth straight year and is in fine form after winning several ATP Challenger events in the back half of 2013.

Victory for Mainstone in Sydney

Sam Maxwell Sports Management athlete Rhys Mainstone has taken out the New South Wales Open Water Championships over the weekend. Mainstone was competing at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, winning in a time of 1:55:28, one second ahead of Queensland’s Jarrod Poort (1:55:29) and Kiwi training partner Kane Radford (1:55:43). The Championships doubled…

Ebden eyes successful summer

A successful finish to the 2013 season has Matt Ebden excited about his chances in the upcoming Australian summer circuit. Ebden won consecutive titles in Japan last month, defeating Go Soeda 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 in an enthralling final at the Yokohama ATP Challenger before beating Yuichi Sugita 6-3 6-2 a fortnight later at the…

Mainstone launches ‘Swim the Swan’

Long-distance Australian swimmer Rhys Mainstone has today helped launch the 2014 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series ‘Swim the Swan’. ‘Swim the Swan’ will see swimmers race over five distances – 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km and the Olympic Marathon distance of 10km. The course starts and finishes at the Barrack Street Jetty, and hugs the city shoreline as…

Ebden continues magnificent run, up to No.68 in the world

Matt Ebden has continued his stunning late-season form, winning his third ATP Challenger title from his last four events. Ebden’s latest title win came in Toyota, Japan at the Dunlop World Challenge, following victories at the Melbourne Park Challenger in October and Yokohama earlier this month. Ebden, seeded No. 1 in Toyota, had not dropped a…

Mainstone to partner with Global Energy Group

We are happy to announce that Australian Open Water swimmer Rhys Mainstone has partnered with Global Energy Group Asia Pacific for the 2014 season. “After meeting Rhys I was extremely impressed by his commitment, attitude and desire to succeed within his designated sport,” said David Calder, Regional Director for GEGAP. “These attributes are shared by…