Newport Winner Advances to Kia Amateur Australian Open Finals
Congratulations to William Boe-Wiegaard of Easton, Conn. for winning the semi-finals of the Kia Amateur Australian Open and advancing to the finals to be played in Melbourne, Australia in January. Boe-Wiegaard was the winner of the Eastern Qualifying Tournament, which was played at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in September.
Boe-Wiegaard will now advance to the finals to compete against other top amateurs from around the world, courtesy of Kia Motors. Boe-Wiegaard was the Divison III Singles National Champion in 2006 and he played #1 singles for Bates College.
Congratulations also go out to Amanda Avedissian, who was runner-up in the women’s division of the semi-finals. Avedissian, originally from Bristol, R.I., is a former teaching pro at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and was the winner of the Eastern Qualifying Tournament.
Kia Amateur Australian Open - Eastern Qualifying Results, September 25 -26
Talented amateurs from throughout New England gathered on the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame to compete for the chance of a lifetime - the opportunity to represent their country as a member of Team USA at the World Finals of the Kia Amateur Australian Open (KAAO) in Melbourne, Australia.
In the women's division, Amanda Avedissian of Bristol, RI defeated Lindsay Grossman of Cohasset, Mass. 6-3, 6-0 to advance to her second KAAO semi-finals, which will be played in Chicago in November. In a two-day men's qualifier, William Boe-Wiegaard of Easton, Conn. defeated Jake Worseldine of Middletown, RI 6-0, 6-3.
Avedissian and Boe-Wiegaard will face off against the winners of three other qualifying events in November. Ultimately, the male and female US Champions will travel to Melbourne to compete against other amateurs from around the world, courtesy of Kia Motors.