USA WINS BONNEBELL MAUREEN CONNOLLY BRINKER CUP

(U.S. vs. Australia)

Photos from BONNEBELL MCB CUP


Dallas…The United States defeated the Australian team 11-4 in the 18th BONNEBELL Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup international girl’s team competition held at the beautiful Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia from March 12-14, 2004. The event is officially sanctioned by the USTA and Tennis Australia.

The competition consisted of six girls from each country: two 12’s and four 14’s. They played five matches per day and the winning country is determined by the best of fifteen matches.

Representing the United States: 14’s: Logan Hansen (Santa Monica, CA), Kristy Frilling (Sidney, OH), Keilly Ulery (Deerfield Beach, FL), and Missy Clayton (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). In the 12’s: Emily Gelber (Scarsdale, NY) and Connie Hse (Cincinnati, OH). The U.S. Captain was Wade McGuire.

Representing Australia: 14’s: Tyra Calderwood (Homebush New South Wales), Bridget Healy (Beaumaris, Victoria), Jessica Moore (Williams, Western Australia), and Marija Mirkovic (Hillside, Victoria). In the12’s: Amy Joy Edmonds (Adelaide, S. Australia) and Sophie Letcher (Mt. Eliza, Victoria). The Australian Captain was Nicole Bradtke .

The United States team has won the event every year except 1980, 1987, and 2002. The United States continues to lead the competition 15-3. The event alternates countries each year between Australia and the United States. The beautiful silver Bell is a replica of the Liberty Bell and was donated back into the competition by Jess Bell of the Bonne Bell Company, title sponsor of the event.

Geoff Pollard, president of Tennis Australia, presented the Bell to the winning USA team along with Megan Webster, Brand Manager of Bonne Bell Pacific, and Anthea Bickford, president of the Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club.

The LBH Group (Wimbledon & Lily’s) was the “official warm-up” sponsor along with the Coral Beach Club in Bermuda.

This is one of the many tennis tournaments presented by the foundation to further junior tennis development in the United States and throughout the world.

*match scores available on www.mcbtennis.org and click on BONNEBELL MCB CUP.
The BONNEBELL Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup
Played at Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club
March 12 -14, 2004
Melbourne, Australia

FINAL RESULTS

Friday, March 12
U14s Singles No. 1 LOGAN HANSEN vs No. 2 BRIDGET HEALY 6/3 6/1
U14s Singles No. 2 KRISTY FRILLING vs. No. 1 TYRA CALDERWOOD 6/4 6/3
U14s Singles No. 3 KEILLY ULERY vs No. 4 MARIJA MIRKOVIC 7/5 6/1
U14s Singles No. 4 MISSY CLAYTON vs No. 3 JESSICA MOORE 0/6 4/6
U12s Doubles EMILY GELBER vs AMY JOY EDMONDS 6/0 7/5
CONNIE HSU SOPHIE LETCHER
Results day 1 - United States leads 4 -1
Saturday, March 13
U14s Singles No. 3 KEILLY ULERY vs No. 3 JESSICA MOORE 4/6 7/6 (3) 6/4
U12s Singles No. 1 EMILY GELBER vs No. 2 SOPHIE LETCHER 6/1 6/1
U14s Singles No. 4 MISSY CLAYTON vs No. 4 MARIJA MIRKOVIC 3/6 6/7 (5)
U12s Singles No. 2 CONNIE HSU vs No. 1 AMY JOY EDMONDS 6/7 (5) 3/6
U14s Doubles No. 1 LOGAN HANSEN vs No.1 TYRA CALDERWOOD
6/2 2/6 7/6 (4) KEILLY ULERY MARIJA MIRKOVIC
Results at end of day 2 – United States leads 7 -3
Sunday, March 14
U12s Singles No. 1 EMILY GELBER vs No. 1 AMY JOY EDMONDS 6/1 6/0
U14s Singles No. 2 KRISTY FRILLING vs No. 2 BRIDGET HEALY 6/3 6/2
U12s Singles No. 2 CONNIE HSU vs No. 2 SOPHIE LETCHER 6/3 6/1
U14s Singles No.1 LOGAN HANSEN vs No. 1 TYRA CALDERWOOD 4/6 1/6
U14s Doubles No. 2 KRISTY FRILLING vs No. 2 JESSICA MOORE 6/4 3/6 6/4
MISSY CLAYTON BRIDGET HEALEY

Final results at the end of day 3 – United States won 11 matches to Australia 4 matches

United States retained the Bonne Bell Cup