27 Sep 2013

Aussie Aussie Aussie!

News Article

By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Carly Rossi - Tennis QueenslandAndrew Whittington and Alex Bolt (AUS)

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA: In the heart of Australia, surrounded by a red sand desert which stretches for hundreds of miles in all directions, two 20-year-old Australians, Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington, completed a hat trick of ITF Pro Circuit doubles title wins this month.

The duo, who first teamed up back in March 2012, claimed the title in Alice Springs with a 63 63 defeat of fellow Aussies Adam Feeney and Gavin Van Peperzeel; the same pair they defeated in Toowoomba for the first of their three September titles. Sandwiched between the Toowoomba and Alice Springs titles, Bolt and Whittington also triumphed in the city of Cairns (pictured).

This run of tournament successes is all the more impressive as they are the only tournaments they have played together on the ITF Pro Circuit in 2013 and their first outing of the month saw them teaming up for the first time since winning in Germany during June 2012, although they did team up in early February for the West Lakes Challenger in Australia.

The duo have proven to be quite a team, and tough for their opponents to handle, as is evident from the fact the pair only conceded one set, the second set of the Toowoomba final, from the 25 played. The three titles has also seen them equalling their title count for 2012 when they claimed their first titles together with wins in Italy, Slovenia and Germany.

These latest title triumphs also maintains their 100 per cent winning record when appearing in finals.