Mitchell mounts monster comeback
Queenslander Benjamin Mitchell has survived a thrilling first round match on day two of the City of Ipswich Tennis International.
Local favourite and No.6 seed Benjamin Mitchell (Worongary, Qld) has survived a thrilling first round match on day two of the City of Ipswich Tennis International.
The young Queenslander was down one set and 1-5 in his match against wildcard Aaron Leeder-Chard (Mt Eliza, Vic) before staging an amazing comeback to win in three sets, 4-6 7-5 6-1.
In the women’s draw, Casey Dellacqua’s comeback was stalled by New Zealander Sacha Jones, who beat the West Australian wildcard 6-3 6-4.
Top seed Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) was too strong for Shannon Golds (Carrara, Qld) and last year’s finalist Sally Peers (Glen Waverley, Vic) defeated Yurika Sema (JPN). No.8 seed Tammi Patterson (Brighton, Vic) was upset by qualifier Fatma Al Nabhani (OMA) in three sets.
In other men’s results, second seed Greg Jones (NSW) and third seed James Lemke (Camberwell, Vic) both recorded comfortable straight sets victories to progress to the second round while local stars Chris Letcher (Hope Island, Qld) and Isaac Frost (Townsville, Qld) still remain in contention.
Second round matches will commence tomorrow. Please see below for latest results and upcoming matches.