Canberra junior players, Lisa Mays and Annerly Poulos were in action at the Apis Canberra International tennis event on Sunday. They were competing in the women’s qualifying event to reach the main draw of the ITF Futures event.
The tournament is being held at the Canberra Tennis Centre which is the base for the National Academy program run by Todd Larkham.
Mays was first up on centre court against another Australian, Kelsey Lewis. With too much power for her opponent, Mays took the win with a 6-2, 6-3 scoreline. Next up for Mays is the qualifying tournament’s second seed, Ramu Ueda from Japan.
Poulos played fellow Australian Anne-Marie Medcalf. Poulos who at just 14-years was on top early in the match and took the first set 3-6. From there Poulos started making too many unforced errors, which allowed Medcalf to win the next two set and take the match 3-6 6-2 6-3.
The players are competing for $60,000 dollars in prize money and valuable rankings points. Play continues from 10 am on Monday with Mays first up on centre court.
The Canberra International Tennis event also features the men who are competing in an ATP Challenger event. The men’s tournament has Australia’s Jordan Thompson as the top seed.
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