Malaysia: Morrissey/Wagland win boys doubles

Malaysia: Morrissey/Wagland win boys doubles

Malaysia: Morrissey/Wagland win boys doubles

John Morrissey and Sam Barry travelled to Malaysia last week for the grade 1 Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup 2010 in Kuching.

In the doubles, Sam Barry and John Morrissey eached achieved a place in the finals. Morrissey and his partner, Ben Wagland (AUS), defeated Barry and Ben McLachlan (NZL) 7-5 5-7 [10-7] to win the boys doubles division.

John Morrissey and Ben Wagland (AUS) had a 7-5 6-4 win over Patrombon (PHI) / Wunner (GER) in the second round and defeated Jalalov (UZB) / Rumyantsev (RUS) on a scoreline 7-6(5) 7-5 in the quarterfinals. They advanced to the finals after a 6-1 3-6 [10-5] win over American duo Krueger / Webb.

Sam Barry and Ben McLachlan (NZL) defeated Burapharitta (THA) / Munshaw (IND) in the second round on a scoreline 6-4 6-1 and had a 5-7 7-5 [10-6] win over Neymatov (RUS) / Shipilov (UZB) in the quarterfinals. They defeated Averfalk (SWE) / Elias (GER) in the semifinals on a scoreline 6-3 7-6(6).

Both Morrissey and Barry have been highly successful in Ireland, with Morrissey top ranked in the boys’ U18 Leinster Tennis Juior Rankings, and Barry right behind him taking the number two spot.

In 2009, seventeen year old Morrissey won the William Fry Junior Tennis Championships of Ireland and was a finalist at the ITF Raquette D’Or tournament. Eighteen year old Sam Barry also saw success in 2009, winning the men’s doubles at the Irish Close Championships and the ITF G4 Andorra La Vella boys’ singles.

Boys Doubles

No. 2 seed John Morrissey advanced to the third round of the boys singles after a 6-2 6-3 win over Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA) in the second round. Unfortunately, Morrissey suffered a 6-2 6-2 defeat to Andrew Whittington (AUS) in the third round.

No. 15 seed Sam Barry was defeated 4-6 7-5 6-2 in the second round by Campbell Johnson (USA).

Boys Singles

Earlier this year, both Morrissey and Barry competed in the Australian Open Junior Championships in Melbourne