Marcus Daniell wins opening grass court match in Stuttgart
Marcus Daniell and his Austrian partner Philipp Oswald have started their grass court season with a win. They have beaten Denmark’s Freddie Nielsen and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer 7-5, 6-7 (10), 10-4 in an hour and 45. They will face Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Ecuador’s Gonzalo Escobar for a place in the semis.
Artem Sitak and his Australian partner Marc Polmans have been beaten in the quarter finals of the Nottingham Challenger tournament 6-4 6-2 in 56 minutes by 4th seeded Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.
Paige Hourigan has lost her second round singles match at the ITF US $25,000 tournament in Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The 24-year-old Kiwi has been beaten 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 27 by Spanish eighth seed, Marina Bassols.
Ajeet Rai and his Australian doubles partner Jeremy Beale have beaten the third seeds Tiago Cacao and Erik Crepaldi in the first round of the doubles at the ITF US $15,000 tournament in Monastir in Tunisia. Rai and Beale have prevailed 7-5 6-3 in 1 hour and 1.