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NEWS

Banes and Jenkins advance to the singles semi-finals of the Tennis Wollongong International

Top seed Blake Mott has been knocked out of the Tennis Wollongong International by Queenslander Maverick Banes.

Banes advanced to the singles semi-final round after winning a 2 hour 13 minute marathon against Mott.

Mott won the first set 6-4 in 35 minutes, breaking serve twice to take the opening set. Banes didn’t back away from the match, as he held serve to take out the second set 6-4 in 56 minutes. The 24-year-old Queenslander broke serve twice, early in the final set to take a 4-1 lead. Banes was able to break the New South Welshman’s serve to take the match 4-6 6-4 6-3.

Banes will now meet Harry Bourchier (TAS) in tomorrow’s Semi-final round.

In tomorrow’s other semi-final, fourth seed Jarmere Jenkins (USA) will face India’s Sriram N. Balaji, after he accounted for Gavin van Peperzeel (QLD) in today’s quarter-final, winning 6-3 6-3 in 1 hour 31 minutes.

In this afternoon’s doubles final, the top seeds and 2014 Tennis Wollongong International doubles winners, Gavin van Peperzeel and Maverick Banes were defeated by Finn Tearney (NZL) andDaniel Nolan (MEL), 4-6 6-4 10-5 in the match tie-break.

Singles semi-finals will commence at 10am tomorrow, with Jenkins first up on court 1, followed by Banes and Bourchier.


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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For more information on the Australian Pro Tour or Tennis Australia visit tennis.com.au. For the full entry list and draw visit itftennis.com.

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