Tuesday saw some great tennis but no upsets. Here are the results of Day 2:
Michael Williams bt Lewis Williams, 6/4 6/2 6/1
John Lumley bt Graham Hyland, 6/1 6/2 ret
Frank Filippelli bt Peter Estcourt, 6/1 6/0 6/1
Andrew Fowler bt CJ White, 6/2 6/3 6/3
Kieran Booth bt B McFarlane, 6/2 6/1 5/6 6/3.
Highlight was Brett McFarlane stealing a set from no 3 seed Kieran Booth…well done, Brett, a top effort!
Opening night, Monday 6th May:
Chris Chapman v Nick Howell
Chapman, 6/4 6/3 5/6 5/6 2/0 N Howell retired
What a fantastic match, we were treated to some wonderful tennis from both players, certainly the club is very proud of both players. The wonderful talent and determination shown by Nick who came back from 2 sets to love to take the 3rd and 4th sets, and Chris, also a former professional at the RMTC who showed such focus and great sportsmanship is evidently progressing well on his journey. Both players put on a fine display of skill.
Thanks to Julie baker and the social team for a wonderful cocktail party!
Best of luck to Chappy in the next round.
During the Opening night of the Link Pumps Australian Open presentations, our sponsors, John and Annie Link are awarded a gift, a specially designed wood carving by Graham Hyland.
Each of the players was presented their individually designed shirts also.
Thanks to Graham for the beautiful wood carved gift and to John & Annie Link and Evelyn Yee for the t-shirt designs.
Play continues in the Australian Open today. You can download the draw here
There is a full day’s play today, so drop by and watch some top level tennis.
10:00 am: Michael Williams v Lewis Williams
12:00 pm: Graham Hyland v John Lumley
2:00 pm: Peter Estcourt v Frank Filipelli
4:00 pm: Andrew Fowler v CJ White
6:00 pm: Kieran Booth v Brett McFarlane