Teys going for Aussie double
Australian Open Singles Champion Aaron Teys can achieve an Aussie singles double if he could claim another stellar victory in this month’s Australian Indoor Championships at Tweed Heads.
Teys shot onto the scene when he won the $24,000 Australian Open singles final against Canada’s Ryan Bester, and now the NSW NTC Squad member is viewed by many as a threat in the 2015 indoor draw.
Teys could join an esteemed group of players who have won both prestigious Australian Singles titles; Leif Selby, Mark Casey, Katrina Wright and Brett Wilkie, all past and present Australian representatives have achieved what Teys hopes to do in less than four weeks.
The Australian Indoor Singles commences on August 24; however, Teys will have to wait till 6pm that night to take to the green for his first round encounter against WA’s Robert Bowron.
Teys, the number two seed, is expected to win his first round match and would then meet the winner of NSW’s Chris Herden and Victoria’s Dane McKinnon; both highly respected Under 25 representatives for their states.
The 2015 Australian Indoor Singles men’s field is very strong and the bottom half where Teys is located has other strong title contenders; Clive Adams, Ben Glasson, Scott Thulborn and Warilla club mate Jeremy Henry will all battle for a spot in the $9000 final.
The winner of the Australian Indoor Championships will pocket a cool $6000 and if Teys was to win the title this year, that would be an impressive $22,000 in his pocket in a matter of months.
In the top half of the draw, defending champion David Holt will aim to follow in the footsteps of Australian greats, Kelvin Kerkow, Steve Glasson, Ian Schuback and Karen Murphy who have all won back-to-back Australian Indoor Championships.
Corey Wedlock, Paul Girdler, Tom Mitchell, Robbie Wild and Barrie Lester will all have something to say about that; all strong chances of progressing to the 2015 final from the top half of the draw.
Fellow Australian Open singles champion Ellen Ryan will accompany Aaron Teys for the last scheduled first round match at 6pm on August 24.
The winner of the Australian Indoor Championships will need to win five matches from August 24-27 with the finals set to be live streamed for those that cannot make it to Tweed Heads.
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To view the women’s draw click here
Caption- Australian Open singles champion Aaron Teys is the number two seed at this months Australian Indoor Championships