UTR Pro Tennis Series Returns To Brisbane And Sydney

TA Press Release, October 20, 2020

The UTR Pro Tennis Series will return to Brisbane and Sydney, providing competition opportunities for players as they prepare for the Australian summer of tennis.

So far the UTR Pro Tennis Series, which began in June, has given almost 150 Australian professional players, including the likes of James Duckworth, Marc Polmans, Maddison Inglis and Lizette Cabrera, the chance to compete safely at home during COVID-19 pandemic.

Five major cities have hosted a total of 615 matches, with a prize money pool of $511,000.

Olivia Gadecki, Alexandra Bozovic, Rinky Hijikata and Alexander Crnokrak have played the highest number of tournaments, six in total, and won more than $15,000 in prize money each.

“The UTR Pro Tennis Series has given our athletes a chance to compete at home as well as earn prize money in a year that has seen many of them unable to travel in order to play the sport they have devoted their lives to,” Tennis Australia Chief Operating Officer Tom Larner said. 

“Our team has worked closely with authorities around the country to ensure the events are run according to strict local biosecurity protocols, and we are really pleased to see the positive impact these events are having.”

Brisbane and Sydney Pool A acceptance lists – as of 20 October 

 Brisbane (26 October)

Men

UTR

Women

UTR

John-Patrick Smith

14.47

Olivia Gadecki

11.65

Akira Santillan

14.10

Olivia Tjandramulia

11.03

Tristan Schoolkate

14.03

Gabi Da Silva-Fick

10.90

Alexander Crnokrak

13.63

C. Kempenaers-Pocz

10.89

Thomas Fancutt

13.57

Alicia Smith

10.60

Dane Sweeny

13.52

[WC] N. Bains (GBR)

11.53

Maverick Banes

13.51

[WC] Moerani Bouzige

13.18

Sydney (26 October)

Men

UTR

Women

UTR

Rinky Hijikata

13.89

Destanee Aiava

12.06

Benard Nkomba

13.24

Ellen Perez

11.92

Jake Delaney

13.22

Alexandra Bozovic

11.64

Nikita Volonski

13.17

Abbie Myers

11.36

Cameron Green

13.14

Lisa Mays

10.79

Kody Pearson

13.14

[WC] Valentina Ivanov (NZL)

10.86

Jordan Smith

13.06

Jesse Delaney

12.75

UTR Pro Tennis Series calendar (20 October – 9 November 2020)

Pool A

Location / date

Event 1

Brisbane: 26-29 October

Sydney: 26-29 October

Event 2

Brisbane: 31 Oct – 3 November

Sydney: 1-4 November

Pool B

Location / date

Event 1

Sydney: 20-23 October

Brisbane: 21-24 October

Event 2

Sydney: 5-9 November

Brisbane: 5-8 November