Ebden moves in to semi finals at Caloundra

Earlier this morning Matt Ebden moved in to the semi finals of the Caloundra Pro Tour event with a commanding 6-1 6-2 win over Itay’s Flavio Cipolla. This victory meant Ebden will face a possible matchup against teenager Bernard Tomic, who must first get past Ivo Klec. Following his singles victory, Ebden teamed with fellow Australian…

Boyd to headline Brisbane Track Classic

Commonwealth Games pole vault champion Alana Boyd will launch her Australian season at the Brisbane Track Classic tonight as she searches for a personal best after winning her first international crown in New Delhi last year. After a small break at the conclusion of the Games, Boyd’s recent strong training indicates that she is in…

Freiberg 5th in Beijing Track World Cup

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michael Freiberg was 5th in the Omnium in the first leg of the Track World Cup over the weekend in Beijing, China. Freiberg only needs to finish in the top 15 at the remaining World Cup meet in Manchester next month to secure his place in the March World Championships, to…

Ebden to begin Open on Margaret Court

After an impressive start to 2011, Matt Ebden will play today’s first match on Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Ebden’s opponent will be American Michael Russell, an experienced competitor who made his Grand Slam debut at the 1998 US Open and has gone on to play in 18 additional majors.…

Ebden to play world #5 Robin Soderling in Brisbane

Matt Ebden will take to the court later today in the quarter finals of the Brisbane International, where he will meet the current world #5, Robin Soderling. The Australian earned his place in the last eight with a shock straight sets victory over the 8th seeded Denis Istomin, a player ranked 156 places higher than…

Ebden granted Australian Open wildcard

Matt Ebden will this afternoon be confirmed by Tennis Australia as a recipient of a wildcard for direct entry in to next month’s Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Ebden has enjoyed a consistent season throughout 2010 in a year that has seen him reach a career high ranking of 162 in the world, establish himself…

Weightman elected to Athletics Australia Board

Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Lisa Weightman and Athletics NSW chairperson Peter Bromley have been appointed to the Board of Athletics Australia. Weightman, who aside from her athletics prowess, is a highly respected senior management consultant with IBM, joins the Board through her appointment as the new chairperson of Athletics Australia’s Athletes Commission, taking over…

Freiberg returns from Share the Spirit Tour

Michael Freiberg joined eight other members of the 2010 Australian Commonwealth Games Team who were last week involved in the “Share the Spirit 2010 Australian Commonwealth Games Team Regional Tour”. The Tour was presented by the WA Division of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Country Sport…