25TH Feb 2009

Tomic sails past Sirianni

Bernard hits a backhand during his win over Joe Sirianni.

Bernard hits a backhand during his win over Joe Sirianni.

By tennis.com.au

Bernard Tomic has beaten compatriot Joe Sirianni in straight sets to move into the second round of the Maccabi Men’s Challenger in East Bentleigh.

The 16 year old, who received a wildcard into the tournament, turned in an impressive performance to overhaul the fifth seed 6-4 6-2.

Tomic will now play fellow wildcard recipient Matt Reid, who beat Toshihide Matsui 6-2 6-4, in a much anticipated second round match-up on Thursday.

In the last singles match on Tuesday, top seed Go Soeda survived a scare against Aussie Andrew Coelho.

Coelho looked the goods after taking the first set 6-4 but Soeda hit back to take the second in a tiebreak 7-6(1) before running away to win the third 6-3.

In second round singles action on Wednesday, the in-form Brydan Klein takes on Greg Jones while Colin Ebelthite plays Ti Chen of Taipei.

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