Melbourne, Australia, 22 April 2013 |

Aussie teens Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios have continued their rise in the professional ranks this week thanks to excellent performances on the ITF circuit.

Barty jumped 10 spots to world No.185 in the latest WTA rankings, reward for her run to the semifinals of the ITF $25,000 event in Pelham the week before heading to Chiasso for Australia’s Fed Cup tie.

Barty was in scintillating form at the claycourt tournament in Alabama, United States, routing No.3 seed Sharon Fichman of Canada 6-0 6-0 in the quarterfinals and very nearly toppling Karumi Nara of Japan in the semis before falling in three.

The 16-year-old inches closer to her career-high ranking of No.174, set in January 2013.

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Meanwhile, Kyrgios’ strong results in Asia have seen the big-hitting Aussie continue his rapid rise up the ATP ladder.

Kyrgios vaulted 16 places to world No.315, having just three months ago been ranked around the 850 mark.

Now on the verge of cracking the top 300, the 17-year-old most recently reached the final of the Chengdu #2 Futures event in China before going down to top seed Wu Di of China.

The week prior, he progressed to the semifinals of the Chengdu #1 tournament, where again it was Wu who ended his run.

Another player making waves was veteran Chris Guccione, who thanks to his run to the second round of the Mexico City Challenger as a qualifier, leapt 51 places to world No.537.

> check out where the Aussies sit in the latest ATP rankings