2 March 2019 | Tennis NSW

Day 4

Round of 16 Singles matches, as well as Quarter Finals Doubles matches were played at the Albury City Tennis International.

The remaining seeds in the bottom half of the Singles draw fell today, with Rio Noguchi (JPN) claiming a 7-6(4) 3-6 6-2 win against second seed Dayne Kelly (VIC).

Christopher O’Connell (NSW) and Matthew Romios (VIC) continued their impressive starts to the week today with victories over sixth seedYuta Shimizu (JPN) and third seed Arjun Kadhe (IND) respectively.
Both Australians were made to work hard for their victories, with O’Connell prevailing 6-3 3-6 6-1 over Shimizu and Romios claiming a 6-3 0-6 6-4 win against Kadhe.

Brydan Klein (GBR) continued his good form on the Albury Grasscourts with a 6-3 6-2 win against Ryota Tanuma (JPN).

Singles Quarter Finals will be played tomorrow, as well as Doubles Semi-Finals.


Day 5

Quarter Final Singles matches and Semi-Finals of the Doubles were held at the Albury City Tennis International.

Number one seed Brydan Klein (GBR) had to work hard for his win, with fifth seed Harry Bourchier (TAS) fighting all the way. Klein prevailed 7-6(8) 6-3 to claim his spot in the semi-final.

His opponent in tomorrow’s semi-final in the top half of the draw will be Shuichi Sekiguchi (JPN). The number four seed came back from a set down to secure a 5-7 6-1 6-4 win against number eight seed Thomas Fancutt (QLD).

In the bottom half of the draw, Chris O’Connell (NSW) continued his good form on the Albury grass this week, with a 6-4 6-3 win against Rio Noguchi (JPN).

In the all-Australian battle in the bottom half of the draw, Alexander Crnokrak (QLD) was unable to continue in the second set, having to retire from the match. Matthew Romios (VIC) claimed a 6-4 1-0 Ret. win to book himself a semi-final spot.

Both semi-finals of the Doubles were decided by match tie-breaks, with top seeds Arjun Kadhe (IND) and Jason Taylor (NSW) winning through to the final. They will take on second seeds Brydan Klein (GBR) and Scott Puodziunas (QLD) for the title.

Men’s Semi-Finals will be played tomorrow, with the Doubles Final to take place in the afternoon.


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