Women's Tennis Signs Australian Native for Next Season 05-24-2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's tennis has announced the signing of Buderim, Queensland, Australian Native, Tayah Cross for the 2017-18 season.  Cross joins UNCG After competing in her prep career at Matthew Flinders Anglican College (MFAC).

In her club career, she competed with the Kronk Tennis Academy from 2014-2017 under head coach Simon Merrin.  She was the winner of Wynnum, Gympie, Tweed Heads, Nambour and Harvey Bay Open Australian Doubles tournaments.  She also won the U18 Redcliffe Open Australian Singles tournament.  Cross had a banner year at 16, winning the Queensland Clay Court Championship singles, Elite Tennis International Singles and Mooloolaba Junior Championships singles. 

There she was selected to play at the 2015 U19's All-Australia Nationals representing the state of Queensland.  Played No. 1 at MFAC for three seasons.  She twice represented MFAC who placed second at the Queensland Knockout State Competitions and was selected to play at the Australian Schools' Tennis Championship.

While at MFAC, Cross was a three-time All-State Debate and Chess performer.  A multi-sport athlete, Cross also competed in track and field, cross country, netball and basketball.  She also participated in Surf Life Saving, swimming and dancing.  In track and field, was a member of the 4x100 team that set the region record.

Cross is the daughter of Michael and Shayne Cross and will join the Spartans this fall.


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