Schoolkate Continues Winning Streak At Australian Open Wild Card Play-Off

MELBOURNE, December 9, 2019 (AO Press Release)

Competition is underway for the Australian Open 2020 Wildcard Play-off, where some of Australia’s top players are competing for a coveted Australian Open 2020 wildcard.

Men’s first round action got underway today, with 18/u Australian Boys’ Champion Tristan Schoolkate (WA) upsetting second seed Andrew Harris (Vic) in five sets, top seed Alex Bolt (SA) progressing after a wrist injury forced in-form Blake Mott (NSW) to retire and John-Patrick Smith (Qld), Aleksandar Vukic (NSW), Harry Bourchier (Tas), Maverick Banes (Qld), Max Purcell (NSW) and Luke Saville (SA) also progressing through to the quarterfinal stage.

First round action will get underway for our women’s competitors tomorrow, with world No.128 and top seed Maddison Inglis (WA) facing 15-year-old Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (SA), who earned her place in the draw after taking out the 18/u Girls Championship and second seed Lizette Cabrera (Qld) up against Gabriella Da Silva-Fick (NSW) in the first round.

Day one results

Men’s singles – round of 16

[1] Alex Bolt (SA)


Blake Mott (NSW)

7-6(3) 6-4 6-7(2) 3-3 Ret.

[7] Luke Saville (SA)


Thomas Fancutt (Qld)

6-3 6-3 6-7(5) 4-6 6-3

[3] Max Purcell (NSW)


[UTR WC] Dane Sweeny (Qld)

6-0 6-0 6-4

[5] Harry Bourchier (Tas)


[UTR WC] Calum Puttergill (Qld)

6-3 6-3 6-3

[6] John Patrick-Smith (Qld)


Brandon Walkin (Qld)

6-3 7-6(1) 6-3

[4] Aleksandar Vukic (NSW)


Jacob Grills (Vic)

6-4 6-4 6-3

[8] Maverick Banes (Qld)


[WC] Rinky Hijikata (NSW)

7-6(2) 6-4 6-1

[WC] Tristan Schoolkate (WA)


[2] Andrew Harris (Vic)

4-6 7-6(2) 6-2 3-6 6-2

Women’s doubles

[WC] Talia Gibson (WA) / Annerly Poulos (ACT)


[1] Arina Rodionova/ Jaimee Fourlis (Vic)

7-6(6) 6-0

Alexandra Bozovic (NSW) / Amber Marshall (SA)


[3] Abbie Myers (NSW)/ Belinda Woolcock (Vic)

6-3 6-4

[4] Gabriella Da Silva Fick (NSW)/Olivia Tjandramulia (Qld)


Alana Parnaby (Vic) / Sara Tomic (Qld)

4-6 6-1 7-6(8)

[2] Lizette Cabrera (Qld) / Destanee Aiava (Vic)


Laura Ashley / Isabella Bozicevic (Qld)