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…

Second seed Rogowska advances in Bendigo

Olivia Rogowska mastered the windy conditions and her own nerves to advance to the round of 16 at the second William Loud Bendigo International on Tuesday.

After losing in the first round of the Bendigo International #1 last week, Rogowska bounced back with a 6-4 6-3 first round win over Azra Hadzic.

Matt Ebden wins Melbourne Challenger

Top seed Matt Ebden stood up to his seeding by clinching the Melbourne Park ATP Challenger, defeating sixth-seeded Japanese Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in the final.

Ebden, currently ranked number 109 in the ATP rankings, served nine aces and converted four break points to tame his 191-ranked counterpart in the title-clash that lasted for an hour and 58 minutes.

Rogowska faces tough Bendigo draw

Olivia Rogowska hopes she doesn’t live to regret volunteering to pick the names for the William Loud Bendigo International’s main draw, which starts Tuesday. The number two seed handed herself a tough opening round match against training partner Viktorija Rajicic. Rajicic is ranked 126 places lower than world number 166 Rogowska, but still worries last year’s runner-up.…

Ebden on the up in latest rankings release

Matt Ebden has been rewarded for his consistency on the ATP Challenger circuit with a rise of six places in the latest ATP World Tour rankings. The Western Australian now sits at world No.110, within striking distance of a return to the world’s top 100. He peaked at No.61 in October 2012. Ebden had dipped…