Michael Power continued his winning run with a straight sets victory over fellow
Power as better able to maintain his composure in the blustery conditions and now moves through to a quarter-final match-up against No. 12 seed Miladin Tepsic.
University’s No. 15 seed Chris Peters consolidated his solid form this week with a comprehensive 6-3 6-4 win over No. 4 seed from Wollongong Jack Swindells to also advance.
Kevin Ye was not so lucky, going down in straight sets to the in-form player of the tournament, Newcastle No. 2 seed Ethan Coker.
Coker, fresh from a stint on the French money circuit (played on indoor hardcourts), has made the transition to grass court play very comfortably indeed and looms as the player to beat.
In Women’s Singles action, University of Sydney’s Rebecca Goh was outlasted in three sets by No. 6 seed Michaella Shand 2-6 7-5 6-1 in just under two hours.
However, Goh now takes her good form from this tournament into Australian University Games next week.
The No. 1 seed, Abbie Myers, cruised into the quarter-finals where she will square up against last year’s runner up Lara Picone in today’s stand-out match.
The local derby Men’s Doubles match played late in the afternoon saw Power and Peters start strongly against Ye and Tobi Glienke, taking the first set 6-2.
The Women’s Doubles encounter between Benita Milenkiewicz and Casey Cross and last year’s champions Bree Calderwood and Lucia Gonzalez was a dour struggle, last year’s champions emerging victorious 7-6(5) 6-2.
Play continues today from 9am.