South Australia, Australia, 21 February 2014 | Tennis Australia

Jordan Thompson has survived a scare at the City of Onkaparinga Tennis International Pro Tour event on Thursday before advancing in three sets.

Thompson, who at age 19 won the Australian Open Play-off and then pushed 20th seed Jerzy Janowicz to five sets in the first round at Melbourne Park, went toe-to-toe with Finn Tearney before beating the New Zealander 4-6 7-6(7) 6-4.

Top seed Jamere Jenkins (USA) was pushed once again in three sets defeating South Australian Bradley Mousley 6-7 6-1 7-5, while another South Australia, Li Tu, had a strong start against seventh seed Matthew Barton (AUS) before falling 4-6 6-0 6-0.

Quarterfinal action at the $15,000 Pro Tour event will commence on Friday from 11am.

Perez pushes top seed in Salisbury

Number one seed Misa Eguchi (JPN) overcame a scare against up-and-coming Australian Ellen Perez in the second round at the City of Salisbury Tennis International on Thursday.

Perez played some outstanding tennis in the first set before Eguchi then turned it around in the second and third sets, eventually defeating Perez 2-6 6-0 6-1.

Fellow seeded players Hiroko Kuwata (JPN), Viktorija Rajicic (AUS), Zuzana Zlochova (SVK) and Su Jeong Jang (KOR) all made their way through comfortably to Friday’s quarterfinals.

In the surprise result of the day, Australia’s Alison Bai moved comfortably past sixth seed, So-Ra Lee, of Korea 7-5 6-1.

Lee was not the last of the seeds who would fall on day three of main draw matches; seventh seed Miki Miyamura (JPN) lost to Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) 6-4 6-2 while eighth seeded Aussie Azra Hadzic fell to Yafan Wang (CHN) 6-1 6-1.

In the doubles semi-finals, number one seeds Eguchi and Miyamura, booked their place in the final with a win over Bai and Wang 6-3 1-6 [10-7], as did number four seeds Jang and Lee defeating Miyabe Inoue (JPN) and Hiroko Kuwata (JPN) 6-3 4-6 [10-8].