Six Aussie winners on the first day of Junior Australian Open
Day 6 of the 2014 Australian Open saw the start of the junior boys’ and girls’ tournaments with six Aussies prigressing to the second round.
Day 6 of the 2014 Australian Open saw the start of the junior boys’ and girls’ tournaments.
Six Aussies progressed to the second round on the opening day of the event that saw plenty of Australia’s tennis future on display.
13-year-old Destanee Aiava was in superb touch and advanced in straight-sets with a stunning 7-5 6-2 win over Italian Verena Hofer.
The other Aussie to progress in the girls’ event were Lizette Cabrera took just two sets to defeat her British opponent Freya Christie 7-5 6-3.
Harry Bourchier was the first of the Australian boys’s to advance when he won his match with Indian Sumit Nagal 6-3 6-3. Bradley Mousley was another who impressed in his match against Korean Ku Keon Kang, winning 6-3 6-0.
Also winning through in the boys’ draw were Akira Antillan, who took three sets to defeat his Japanese 6-2 5-7 6-2 while Marc Polmansalso fought out a tough three-setter against Spaniard Pedro Martinez Portero. Polmans prevailed in a thriller to win 6-2 6-7 (4) 7-5.
In other matches, Zoe Hives put in a gallant display against Russian 10th seed Anastasiya Komardina. Hives won the first set, but eventually the Russian proves a little too strong, winning the match 3-6 6-4 6-3.
Anja Dokic has also gone down in a tough three-setter against Japan’s Yukina Saigo 6-4 4-6 6-4.
Qualifier Michelle Pits drew the second seeded Ivana Jorovic from Serbia. Jorovic prevailed, winning 6-2 6-3.
Daniel Guccione took the first set against ninth seed Kamil Majchrzak from Poland and went very close to sealing the match in the second before Majchrzak staged a comeback and took the match in three-sets 3-6 7-5 6-2.
Wildcard Jake Delaney came up against Russian 10th seed Andrey Rublev who proved to be too good winning 6-3 6-2.
Sara Tomic who came into the tournament as the 13th seed has also been eliminated by Kamonwan Buayam from Thailand 7-5 6-2.
Daniel Nolan, who also gained a wildcard into the event, went down to Russian eighth seed Daniil Medvedev 6-2 6-2.