Riverhill Country Club Director Of Tennis Garry Nadebaum has won a Silver medal at ITF World Young Seniors Individual Tennis Championships held in Umag, Croatia. Garry was there representing Australia in the Dubler Cup World Team competition for men’s 45’s age group the week before where the team placed 9th out of 20 countries represented.
Garry teamed up with Massimo Cudini from Italy to win 3 tough matches beating players opponents from Austria, Great Britain and Sweden before losing a hard fought match in the final. he finals score was 3/6 3/6 against Sander Groen (Netherlands)and Mathias Huning (Germany). With a runner up finish at the World Championships in Doubles Garry ITF World Doubles ranking moves back up to #2 in the World.
In the singles event Garry was seeded #20 and won 2 singles rounds before losing 4/6 4/6 to #4 seed tars Beyko from Canada who has been #1 in the ITF World 45’s singles ranking for the past 4 years and retained his #1 after this tournament. Garry’s ITF singles ranking is currently #28.
Results from ITF World Championships Umag, Croatia
Men’s 45’s Doubles Runner Up Silver Medal
Rd 32 #6 Nadebaum/ Cudini Bye
Rd 16 #6 Nadebaum/ Cudini def Fuchs/Gspandel(Austria) 6-3 6-1
Qtrs #6 Nadebaum/ Cudini def Jackson/Shadiev (Great Britian) (Short Scoring due to rain) 5-3 0-4 10-8
Semi Final #6 Nadebaum/ Cudini def Eilestam/Hedman (Sweden) (short scoring due to rain) 4-1 2-4 10-7
Finals #6 Nadebaum/ Cudini lost to Groen(Netherlands)/ Huning (Germany) 6-3 6-3
Men’s 45’s Singles
Rd 128 #20 Nadebaum bye
Rd 64 #20 Nadebaum def Bruce Young (South Africa) 6-4, 6-4
Rd 32 #20 Nadebaum lost to #4 Taras Beyko (Can) 6-4, 6-4