tennis nz champs standing in front of jaguar with trophys

Left to right: Neve Upston, Jacques Rupe, Una Misic

Jaguar Supports Lavie Tennis Academy at the New Zealand National Championships

The 2023 New Zealand Nationals unfolded in Christchurch this year at Wilding Park. The event showcased the top 32 players in the country across the 12, 14, 16, and 18-and-under age groups. The Lavie-branded Jaguar F-Pace garnered attention as the team utilised it to transport the young participants stylishly and safely to and from the tournament venue.

The Lavie Tennis Academy, supported by Jaguar for the past two years, was well-represented with 29 players participating throughout the event, many of whom competed in multiple age groups.

Among the standout performers were Una Misic, 13, and Liam Youn, 14, both of whom previously clinched the Jaguar Cup in January on the road to the ASB Classic. Una displayed exceptional skill by reaching the finals in the 14s and securing victories in the 16s in both singles and doubles—a remarkable accomplishment given her age. Liam, too, exhibited a strong performance, reaching the finals of the 14s and winning the doubles despite a tight 3-set loss in singles.

Adding to Team Lavie’s successes were the 12-and-under finalists, Jacques Rupe and Neve Upston, who battled fiercely for the title. In a closely contested match, Neve emerged victorious, edging Jacques 7-5, 7-5 for the win.

Next on the calendar for these players are international Junior events in January before they head to Southeast Asia to represent New Zealand in team events in April.

tennis winners and coaches at the nz championships

Left to right: Head Coach Sebastian Lavie, Coach Josh Crozier, Coach Tabitha Porter, Neve Upston, Jacques Rupe, Una Misic

Read more Awards news

Jaguar I-PACE battery repair

Behind the scenes of a Jaguar I-PACE battery repair

Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating inner workings of EV batteries, with guidance from an Archibalds technician.
winners holding trophys in front of jaguar

Jaguar x New Zealand National Championships

Jaguar New Zealand has shared a press release on Jaguar and Lavie Tennis Academy's partnership with the ASB Classic 2023, a tennis tournament designed to build a pipeline of young tennis talent in New Zealand. Read the press for more information.
1988 Edition F-PACE SVR Exterior

2023 Jaguar F-Pace SVR 1988 Edition

Meet the Jaguar F-PACE SVR 1988 Edition, inspired by the XJR-9's victory at the Le Mans race. Limited to only 394 units worldwide. Discover more
Jaguar I-TYPE Formula E car

Mitch Evans’ Formula E car arrives at Archibalds

See the 2020 winning Formula E car of Mitch Evans at Archibalds Jaguar showroom, now on display for a limited time.
Jaguar E-PACE hidden cub easter egg

Meet the Jaguar Cub: hidden details on the E-PACE

Sometimes, marques include somewhat hidden details on vehicles, often referred to as easter eggs. These create a fun and unexpected surprise for vehicle enthusiasts and everyday drivers alike, whilst also adding an extra layer of personality, charm, and emotion to a vehicle. The Jaguar E-PACE is no exception.

Jaguar Supports ASB Classic 2023

Jaguar New Zealand has shared a press release on Jaguar and Lavie Tennis Academy's partnership with the ASB Classic 2023, a tennis tournament designed to build a pipeline of young tennis talent in New Zealand. Read the press for more information.
Jaguar Land Rover Team Awards 2022

Award Winning Jaguar and Land Rover Representatives

We are delighted to announce three of our team have achieved exceptional results in the 2022 Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific awards.
Jaguar Merchandise

Jaguar Christmas Gift Ideas

Our Jaguar team have put together a list of Christmas gift ideas for the Jaguar fan in your life. View our genuine Jaguar merchandise.
Jaguar F-Pace SVR Front

The 2022 Jaguar F-PACE SVR Review

With the release of the 2022 Jaguar F-PACE SVR, we decided to take it out and break down some of our favourite new features.