Finally we have internet access after nearly a week without!
After a bit of drama, all the deepstars were signed into the Vina Open 2008 ITF tournament.... the rules that we were advised of were only applicable for non ranked players in MAIN DRAW, not qualies. The referee was fantastic and helped us out immensely - he also said that the same rules apply to all the Chilean tournaments so we are looking great for the rest of the tour. South Americans do get priority over foreigners and as it is a new rule, people are still finding their feet with it.... but I dont forsee any further problems as we are over out biggest hurdle. Now we are known here and welcomed, we look forward to gaining heaps of match play experience in Chile.
A big thanks to Cass, our team translator and photographer who helped us out of many sticky situations...
Tomorrow at 9.30am, Vanessa and Daphne are playing last round of qualies which is their first match and Steph is playing first round main draw. GO THE GIRLS!
All the boys went down in the qualies yesterday and are better off for the experience. Watch out for them in the next week or so when they hit their straps. Doubles will start on tuesday.
We are on our way home now and will be writing a bigger blog entry tomorrow with the girls results.