Melbourne Park, 12 December 2012 | Jaclyn Stacey

Top seed Bradley Mousley kicked off round one action of the 2012 Optus 16s Australian Championships with a dominating win over up-and-coming Victorian Richard Yang 6-1 6-1 this morning.

The 14-year-old Yang, finalist in last week’s Optus 14s Australian Championships, did not have the power to match his older and more experienced opponent today.

Mousley, who is 16, managed to avoid the worst of the high temperatures expected at Melbourne Park today, using his strong serve to quickly dispose of his opponent in 53 minutes on court 21.

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After a week that saw him make a semifinal in the Optus 18s Australian Championships and gain entry into the Australian Open 2013 Wildcard Play-off event where he lost in the first round to fifth seed Ben Mitchell, an easy win was just what Mousley was hoping for.

“It felt pretty good to win and it’s the hottest weather I’ve played in actually. I’m feeling good today because I had a day off yesterday after playing a long way through the 18s and also the Wildcard Play-off so it was good to get off to a good start today.”

“I got a really good start in both sets and I managed to get a good jump on him. It kind of put his confidence down a bit because I’m a bit older and a bit bigger than him and I tried to stick to my game plan running him side to side and then coming off and trying to fish him into the net which worked well.”

Despite the scoreline, Mousley can see the future potential in his talented young opponent.

“He’s definitely got a bright future. He made the final of the 14s nationals last week so he’s obviously doing well in his own age group and it’s good that he’s playing above and he’s got a good game to play well with.”

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On his chances for the championships this week Mousley says, “I’m pretty confident for the week. With me being the number one seed of course I’m going to have a little bit of confidence but I can’t be too overconfident and treat everyone worse than me. I’ve still got to try and concentrate and play my best tennis to try and win the tournament.”

Mousley plays West Australian Scott Webster in the second round, who today managed to battle to victory in a tight three-setter against Victorian Chanchai Sookton-Eng in three sets 1-6 6-1 6-4.

In other round one boys’ action, talented 13-year-old Alex De Minaur proved age and size are no obstacle, overcoming his much taller 16-year-old opponent Adam Haanappel 7-5 6-1. Third seed Daniel Guccione had a battle on his hands in defeating promising 14-year-old Scott Jones in a tough third-set tie-break 6-3 3-6 7-6(8) in over two hours on court 18. The second and fourth seeds Harry Bourchier and Mitchell Pritchard had convincing wins, defeating Brian Tan and Daniel Nickels respectively.

On the girls’ side of the draw, number one seeded Queenslander Lyann Hoang wasted little time in defeating Victorian Jaide Collins 6-2 6-1 on court 18.

Second seed Zoe Hives had an equally impressive victory, defeating her opponent Anja Dokic 6-2 6-3 in one hour and 37 minutes.

Third and fourth seeds Andrea Dikosavljevic and Olivia Tjandramulia also had straight sets victories, disposing of promising 12-year-old Destanee Aiava and Victorian Jessica Brzozowska respectively.

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