Wollongong local Blake Mott (NSW) has advanced to the second round of the Tennis Wollongong International winning a 2 hour 5 minute marathon against Jake Delaney (NSW).
Mott won the first set 6-2 in 39 minutes, breaking serve twice to take the opening set. Delaney didn’t back away from the match, as he broke serve to take out the second set 6-4 in 44 minutes. The 20-year-old Wollongong local broke serve early to take a 3-0 lead in the third set. Mott was able to break the New South Welshman’s serve to take the match 6-2 4-6 6-3, a match that consisted of 173 points.
Mott will now meet Kody Pearson in tomorrow’s second round, with Pearson defeating Jesse Delaney 6-3 6-2 in 1 hour 15 minutes.
Former Tennis Wollongong International champion Jarmere Jenkins (USA) started his tournament off well, beating David Barclay (NSW) 6-1 6-1. Jenkinswill face Thomas Fancutt (QLD) in tomorrow’s second round, after Fancutt defeated Wollongong local Ivan Goluza (NSW) 6-3 6-4. Jenkins has had a tough time with injury, but is glad to be back playing tennis.
“I felt really confident in my play and movement. I'm excited to see if I can keep that level for the remainder of the tournament,” Jenkins said.
“Since returning from injury I've done my best this year to return back to my original form. I feel like my year has been going well based on my results these past few weeks in Australia.”
In doubles, top seeds Maverick Banes (QLD) and Gavin Van Peperzeel (QLD) defeated the Polish duo Karol Drzewiecki (POL) and Maciej Smola (POL) 6-3 7-6(11) in 1 hour 22 minutes. They will now face Nathan Pasha (USA) and Darren Polkinghorne (SA) in tomorrow’s semi final on court 1, not before 1:00pm. They last met only a few weeks ago, playing in the doubles final at the Toowoomba Tennis International, where Pasha and Polkinghornedefeated Banes and Van Peperzeel.
Matches will commence at 10am tomorrow, withBlake Mott (NSW) second match, on court 1.
All of the updated draws and tomorrow’s order of play are attached, with today’s results listed below.
The Tennis Wollongong International 2016 will take place at the City of Wollongong Tennis Centre, Beaton Park from 7-13 November 2016. Main draw matches will start at 10.00am on Monday, 7 November.
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