8 May 2009

Statham advances to Futures semi-final in Ipswich

5:43 pm on 8 May 2009

The New Zealand tennis number two Rubin Statham has advanced to the quarter-finals at the ITF Futures Tournament in Ipswich, Queensland, defeating the young Australian Andrew Thomas 6-4 6-2.

This makes an unbeaten run of eight matches on clay for Statham .

In Saturday's semi-final, Statham will meet the winner of the match between Adam Feeney and Krishanth Balakrishnan.

Last week, Statham won the ITF Futures Tournament, also on clay courts, at Bundaberg.