Today at West Lakes Tennis Club the final day of qualifying was completed with four players moving through to the main draw of the Charles Sturt Adelaide International.
New Zealander Michael Venus was the first to progress, after defeating local South Australian wildcard Matthew Langley in straight sets. South Australian Colin Ebelthite qualified for his home event after defeating fellow Australian, and second seed Michael Look in the biggest upset of the qualifying draw.
In the other two matches No. 1 seed Ivo Klec of the Slovak Republic defeated young Australian Harry Bourchier in three tough sets while American Sean Berman defeated countryman Erik Elliott in straight sets. As a result Ivo Klec will now play Sean Berman and Ebelthite will play Venus after the qualifiers were drawn against each other in the main draw.
Monday also saw the first round of the doubles commence with James Duckworth and Greg Jones victorious in their first round meeting against Italian duo Andrea Arnaboldi and Alessandro Gianessi. Fellow Australian’s Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington also started their doubles campaign with a win, defeating Alexander Lobkov and James Ward in a match tiebreaker.
Tomorrow’s schedule see’s the main draw commence at West Lakes with young South Australian Luke Saville up first on centre court against New South Welshman Dane Propoggia. In other action Australian John Millman will play Stephane Robert first up on Court 4 in a re-match of last week’s Burnie International final. Fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios – fresh from his Australian Open Junior Boys title win – will take on Brydan Klein in an all Australian match up.