Australians Ben Mitchell and James Duckworth have both progressed to the second round of the Charles Sturt Adelaide International at West Lakes with straight sets wins. Mitchell opened play today and won through comfortably against Yuichi Ito from Japan. For Duckworth it was a hard fought win over serve volleyer Toshihide Matsui with Duckworth sneaking past in two teibreak sets 7-6 7-6.
Unfortunately South Australian Alex Bolt could not continue the trend of Australian success after he was knocked out by Hiroki Moriya 7-6 2-6 7-6. Bolt had match points in the final set but Moriya played the best tennis when it counted to take the win.
Tomorrow will see local favourite Luke Saville playing fellow Aussie John Patrick-Smith first up on Centre Court and American number one seed Bradley Klahn take on Aussie Ben Mitchell.
Matches start form 11:00am see www.wltc.com.au/csai for more details.