The top seeds have progressed to today’s semifinals at the Mildura Grand Tennis International, with Marc Polmans (Vic) defeating Matthew Barton (NSW) in a tough three set match, 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 and Gabriella Taylor (GBR) taking a 6-2 7-5 win over Maddison Inglis (WA).
In the all South Aussie clash, seventh seed Luke Saville defeated third seed Bradley Mousley 6-4 6-2, whilst Thomas Fancutt (Qld) defeated fifth seed Harry Bourchier (Tas) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3.
Dayne Kelly (Vic) also progressed to today’s semifinals, following a walkover from Ben Mitchell (Qld).
In the women’s matches, second seed Sherazad Reix (FRA) defeated Michika Ozeki (JPN) 6-3 6-2 and third seed Katy Dunne (GBR) defeated Marianna Zakarlyuk (UKR) 7-5 6-3.
The first set was tight between Masa Jovanovic (Vic) and Olivia Tjandramulia (Qld) before Tjandramulia was forced to retire after losing the first set 7-6(5).
In the doubles finals, Jeremy Beale (Vic) and Thomas Fancutt (Qld) took home back-to-back titles after winning in Renmark last week, defeating Edward and Harry Bourchier (Tas) 6-4 6-4.
In the women’s, second seeds Katy Dunne and Gabriella Taylor (GBR) combined to defeat third seeded Aussies Alexandra Bozovic (NSW) and Olivia Tjandramulia (Qld) 5-7 7-6(4) [10-5].
Today’s order of play has the singles semifinals commencing from 12.30 pm.
Live streaming of Centre Court and Court 10 continues tomorrow with vision available through www.tennis.com.au/protour
Live scoring also continues tomorrow with updated scores available through www.tennis.com.au/protour/scores
The Mildura Grand International is part of the Australian Pro Tour, a series of professional tennis events that bridge junior events and the ATP/WTA Tour, providing an opportunity for players to earn their first world ranking points.
Results - Friday 9 March 2018 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Gabriella TAYLOR (GBR)  d Maddison INGLIS (AUS) WS 6-2 7-5
Katy DUNNE (GBR)  d Marianna ZAKARLYUK (UKR) WS 7-5 6-3
Masa JOVANOVIC (AUS) d Olivia TJANDRAMULIA (AUS)  WS 7-6(5) Ret.
Sherazad REIX (FRA)  d Michika OZEKI (JPN) WS 6-3 6-2
Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Marc POLMANS (AUS)  d Matthew BARTON (AUS) MS 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4
Luke SAVILLE (AUS)  d Bradley MOUSLEY (AUS)  MS 6-4 6-2
Dayne KELLY (AUS)  d Benjamin MITCHELL (AUS) MS w.o.
Thomas FANCUTT (AUS) d Harry BOURCHIER (AUS)  MS 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-3
Women’s Doubles - Final
Katy DUNNE (GBR)  / Gabriella TAYLOR (GBR) d Alexandra BOZOVIC (AUS) / Olivia TJANDRAMULIA (AUS)  WD 5-7 7-6(4) [10-5]
Men’s Doubles – Final
Jeremy BEALE (AUS) / Thomas FANCUTT (AUS) d Edward BOURCHIER (AUS)  / Harry BOURCHIER (AUS) MD 6-4 6-4
Order of Play - Saturday 9 March 2018 Centre Court - Start at 12.30 pm
Starting at 12:30 Gabriella TAYLOR (GBR)  vs Katy DUNNE (GBR)  WS
Not Before 13:30 Marc POLMANS (AUS)  vs Luke SAVILLE (AUS)  MS
Not Before 14:30 Dayne KELLY (AUS)  vs Thomas FANCUTT (AUS) MS
Court 10 - Start at 12.30 pm
Starting at 12:30 Masa JOVANOVIC (AUS) vs Sherazad REIX (FRA)  WS
Admission to the tennis is free. Singles finals will be played tomorrow, Sunday.