Rankings watch: Pro Tour a platform for Aussie improvement
Strong results on the Australian Pro Tour have boosted the rankings of Aussie talents Christopher O'Connell, Jessica Moore and Alison Bai.
Strong results on the Australian Pro Tour have boosted the rankings of Aussie talents Christopher O’Connell, Jessica Moore and Alison Bai.
O’Connell vaulted 37 places to crack the top 500 for the first time, reaching world No.499.
The 20-year-old’s latest rise was helped by a semifinal finish at the Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba International Pro Tour event, a result preceded by his run to the last four in Cairns.
He has won six of his past eight matches.
On the women’s side, Moore rose 37 spots to hit world No.398; she is currently the 12th-ranked Australian.
Moore, who reached a career-high ranking of 132nd back in October 2008, moved up this week after reaching the final of the recent Toowoomba Pro Tour event.
Bai also enjoyed a rankings improvement, rising 30 places to 567th after progressing to the quarterfinals in Toowoomba.
It was her second straight Pro Tour quarterfinal after recording the same result in Cairns.