Prostejov,04 August 2010
For the boys, Blake Mott (Thirroul, NSW) again opened strongly for Australia, smashing South Africa’s Philip Franken 6-2 6-1. Thanasi Kokkinakis (Seacombe Heights, SA) continued the trend without dropping a game, taking just 40 minutes to win 6-0 6-0 over Lloyd Harris.
Mott and Li Tu (Royston Park, SA) teamed for a convincing doubles win, 7-5 6-2, over Franken and Trent Botha.
Tomorrow the boys face their toughest competition so far, Chile, the reigning South American champions.
Although both Kokkinakis and Tu have played the Chilean boys recently, with some good results, the matches have been on hard court rather than the clay the South Americans are so comfortable on.
“The boys are well prepared and have been playing some good tennis, but tomorrow they will have to step it up a notch against the strong Chilean team,” captain Brod Dyke said.
“It’s certainly a bonus to have a bit of knowledge about our opposition and their games, but we know we are in for some tough competition. But our boys have worked hard and if they play their best and stick to our game plans we are in with an excellent chance.”
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