26 Mar 2009

Just 2 makes it past day 1 in Wellington

7:19 am on 26 March 2009

Just 2 New Zealand players managed to move past the first round of the Futures tennis tournament in Wellington.

Rubin Statham beat fellow New Zealander Adam Thompson and Dan King-Turner beat Michael Leong of the Solomon Islands.

King-Turner now takes on Australian eighth seed Rameez Junaid, a player who won week one of the series at North Harbour but was beaten by King-Turner in week two in Hamilton in the quarterfinals.

Statham plays Japan's Yuichi Ito for a place in the quarterfinals.

Those beaten included Di Hollands, Kairangi Vano, Leela Beattie, Oliver Statham, Marcus Daniell and Logan MacKenzie.