Caloundra, 9 February 2011 | tennis.com.au
Aussies Carsten Ball and Bernard Tomic have both notched impressive wins at the Caloundra Tennis International today.
Tomic’s first hit-out at the $50,000 ATP Challenger event was pushed back a day due to rain and the Aussie teenager didn’t have it all his own way when he finally hit the court against Canadian Peter Polansky.
After reaching the semifinals in Burnie last week, Tomic was well-tested by Polansky before prevailing in three sets 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3, setting up an intriguing second round clash between Tomic and fellow Queenslander John Millman.
Ball was convincing in his second round match against Victorian James Lemke, sailing through 6-3 6-4 to move into the final eight.
The powerful Ball will now meet No.5 seed Grega Zemlja (SLO), who was too strong for Philip Bester (CAN) in today’s other second round match.
Top seed Marinko Matosevic is also set to meet Brydan Klein in a highly-anticipated second round match tomorrow.
Chris Guccione was forced to withdraw from the first round following the injury sustained in last week’s McDonalds Burnie International.
Caloundra International (Hard)
Day three results
R16  Carsten Ball (Vic) d James Lemke (Vic) 6-3 6-4
R16  Grega Zemlja (SLO) d Philip Bester (CAN) 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
R32  Bernard Tomic (Qld) d Peter Polansky (CAN) 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3
R32 Danai Udomchoke (THA) d Pavol Cervenak (SVK) 4-6 7-6(2) 6-2
R32 Ivo Klec (SVK) d Dusan Lojda (CZE) 6-3 6-4
R32 Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) d Mao-Xin Gong (CHN) 6-2 6-4
R16  Marinko Matosevic (Vic) v Brydan Klein (WA)
R16 Dayne Kelly (Vic) d Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
R16 Greg Jones (NSW) v Danai Udomchoke (THA)
R16  Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Ivo Klec (SVK)
R16 John Millman (Qld) v  Bernard Tomic (Qld)
R16  Matthew Ebden (WA) v Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)