26 Jan Australian Open Juniors: Aussie Dream Over
Australian Open Juniors: Aussie Dream Over
Sam Barry faced British no. 1 Oliver Golding in the second round of the boys singles at the Australian Open in Melbourne earlier this morning. Barry put up a strong fight but was unfortunate not to proceed past the second round. He was defeated by Golding on a scoreline 6-7(8) 6-3 6-4. In the first round, Barry defeated Victor Baluda of Russia 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3.
Match Statistics: Barry vs Golding
Barry and McLachlan (NZL) had a first round 6-3 6-3 win over New Zealanders Franks and Grinter. They had a tougher challenge this morning in the second round facing no. 4 seed Huang (TPE) / Uchiyama (JPN). Barry and partner McLachlan were defeated on a scoreline 6-3 6-3.
Barry who celebrates his 18th birthday tomorrow competed in the Wimbledon Juniors qualifiers in June, he won the boys singles at the 10th Torneig ITF Andorra La Vella in October and reached the final of the boys doubles with McLachlan last week at the Loy Yang Traralgon International.
John Morrissey also competed in the Australian Open Juniors this week. He had a strong opponent in the first round of the boys singles as he faced no. 8 seed Dominik Schulz (GER). The Dubliner who is currently ranked 30 suffered a 6-1 6-1 defeat in this event. In the boys doubles, Morrissey partnered Bartosz Sawicki (POL). They were defeated by Latvian duo Kazijevs and Libietis on a scoreline 6-3 6-4.
Morrissey competed in the US Open qualifiers in September of last year and reached the third round of the Grade A Casablanca Junior Cup in Mexico earlier this year.