GRIFFITH’S Andrew Noad has won his way through to the MIA Open men’s main singles draw after securing two tough wins on Saturday at the Jack Shannon Tennis Complex.
Noad and other local players had to chance to take on some of the country’s best players, but they had to do it the hard way, going through the qualifying draw.
Noad defeated Reagan More in a tough three set battle
3-6, 6-3, 6-2 before defeating Elias Tukaroa 6-3, 7-6 to earn his place in the main draw.
But it was not all good news from the qualifying rounds for Griffith, with number one seed Joel Gordon denied by Michael Bruen 6-2, 6-4.
Jack Catanzariti moved past the first round only to be defeated by Aiden Fitzgerald comfortably 6-1, 6-1, with Aaron Bruest and Sebastian Wrobel the other players to win through to the main draw.
Griffith also had mixed news in the women’s open’s singles main draw, with Kate Dreyer knocked out in the first round by Emily Rath from Dubbo, 6-0, 6-0.
But in better news for the local club, Maddison Gregor and Meagan Polkinghorne earned easy wins, cruising through the second round with 6-1, 6-0 and 6-6, 6-1 victories respectively.
The finals in all draws as part of the MIA Open will be played today at the Jack Shannon Tennis Complex.