25 Mar 2009

Statham and King-Turner into second round in Wellington

7:03 pm on 25 March 2009

New Zealand's top two men's players have had straight set wins into the second round of the Futures tennis tournament in Wellington but several other New Zealanders struggled to finish off their matches.

Rubin Statham beat fellow New Zealander Adam Thompson 6-3 6-4 and Dan King-Turner accounting for the Solomon Islands player Michael Leong 6-3 6-1.

But the women's national champion Di Hollands lost to the fifth seed Kyung-Yee Chae of Korea 6-4 7-5 .

And after winning the first set Oliver Statham lost the next two against American Kaes Van't