Gold guaranteed in Junior Tennis

July 21, 2009 by J-Wire
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Two Australians  will meet in the final of the Maccabiah Junior Tennis Championship.
Alex Sanders and David Sofaer were seeded 1 and 2 in the competition being held at the plush Ra’anana West Tennis Centre. Althought they have known each other for seven years, this will be only the fourth time these two gifted players have been pitted against each other.
Sanders won his way into the final by beating Israeli Genya Gamazov 6-2, 6-3 and  Sofaer defeated Daniel Tyntarov [Israel] 6-4, 6-2
The 18-year-olds have both played internationally including Wimbledon and are highly ranked players on the world Junior circuit. Sanders, who lives on the Gold Coast is ranked 37 in the world and has represented Australia in the Junior Davis Cup, being a member of the winning team in 2007.
Sydneysider Sofaer is ranked 60 in the world. Both boys are ranked highly in the Australian Open listings headed by Lleyton Hewitt. Sofaer is ranked 78 with Sanders not far behind him at 84.
One hour after winning their semi-final matches which were played concurrently, the boys paired in the Doubles  beating a combined Swiss-German pair 6-2 6-4. The boys were in top form and never under threat. They moved about the court effectively and Sanders’ volleys were a joy to watch.
As a partnership, the boys will meet the French pair of Jonathan Zaouche and Jeremy Klifa in the Doubles Final…two players they each beat on the way to the Singles Final.
Tennis fans will pack the Ra’anana courts today to watch the two Aussies battle it ouit for gold. The head to head tally to date has Alex leading 2games to 1.
Whatever happens it will be another Gold and Silver plus a Doubles medal for Australia today in Junior Tennis..
Photos: Peter Haskin

Two Australians  will meet in the final of the Maccabiah Junior Tennis Championship.

David Sofaer

David Sofaer

Alex Sanders   Photos  Peter Haskin

Alex Sanders Photos Peter Haskin

Alex Sanders and David Sofaer were seeded 1 and 2 in the competition being held at the plush Ra’anana West Tennis Centre. Althought they have known each other for seven years, this will be only the fourth time these two gifted players have been pitted against each other.

Sanders won his way into the final by beating Israeli Genya Gamazov 6-2, 6-3 and  Sofaer defeated Daniel Tyntarov [Israel] 6-4, 6-2

The 18-year-olds have both played internationally including Wimbledon and are highly ranked players on the world Junior circuit. Sanders, who lives on the Gold Coast is ranked 37 in the world and has represented Australia in the Junior Davis Cup, being a member of the winning team in 2007.

Sydneysider Sofaer is ranked 60 in the world. Both boys are ranked highly in the Australian Open listings headed by Lleyton Hewitt. Sofaer is ranked 78 with Sanders not far behind him at 84.

One hour after winning their semi-final matches which were played concurrently, the boys paired in the Doubles  beating a combined Swiss-German pair 6-2 6-4. The boys were in top form and never under threat. They moved about the court effectively and Sanders’ volleys were a joy to watch.

As a partnership, the boys will meet the French pair of Jonathan Zaouche and Jeremy Klifa in the Doubles Final…two players they each beat on the way to the Singles Final.

Tennis fans will pack the Ra’anana courts today to watch the two Aussies battle it ouit for gold. The head to head tally to date has Alex leading 2games to 1.

Whatever happens it will be another Gold and Silver plus a Doubles medal for Australia today in Junior Tennis..

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