Banes ousts Feeney in Cairns
Maverick Banes continued the raft of upsets at the Cairns Tennis International, taking out last week’s Toowoomba winner and No.3 seed Adam Feeney on Friday.
Queenslander Maverick Banes has continued the raft of upsets at the Cairns Tennis International Pro Tour event, taking out last week’s Toowoomba winner and No.3 seed Adam Feeney on Friday.
In what was by far the match of the day, Banes finally overcome a gutsy Feeney by a scoreline of 5-7 6-4 6-4.
In the semifinals, Banes will take on Toowoomba finalist Andrew Whittington, who booked his place by taking down Blake Mott from New South Wales 7-5 7-6(5).
The bottom half of the draw saw second seed Alex Bolt and No.5 seed Jordan Thompson set up a semifinal clash.
Bolt defeated the only international left in the draw in sixth seeded Japan’s Kento Takeuchi 6-2 6-3, while Thompson eliminated Darren Polkinghorne 6-1 6-3.
Polkinghorne found it tough backing up what was a great win on Thursday against defending champion Luke Saville.
On the women’s side, second seed Azra Hadzic from Victoria found the going easy today as she defeated fifth-seeded stateswoman Sally Peers 6-2 6-3.
Hadzic will next face New Zealander Dianne Hollands, who ousted young Queenslander Priscilla Hon 6-1 6-4.
The other two women’s quarterfinals were long and taxing affairs.
Top-seeded Slovak Zuzana Zlochova was made work hard for her 6-4 6-7(7) 6-2 victory over Queensland qualifier Kimberly Birrell, while fourth-seeded Jessica Moore hung in after over three hours of play to defeat seventh seed Miyu Kato of Japan 6-3 3-6 6-4.
Zlochova and the Western Australian Moore will meet in the other semifinal.