UTR Pro Tennis Series Update

TA Press Release, June 27, 2020

Professional tennis returned in Australia on Saturday as the UTR Pro Tennis Series kicked off at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney with strict biosecurity protocols in place.

Top seed Christopher O’Connell cruised through his first round-robin match with Rinky HijikataKody Pearson and Aleksandar Vukic also in winning form.

On the women’s side, Lisa Mays (NSW) and Alexandra Bozovic won their first round robin matches, with top seeds Abbie Myers and Ellen Perez commencing their campaigns tomorrow.

Melbourne and Brisbane UTR Pro Tennis Series begin on Monday, with Adelaide commencing on Sunday 5 July, and Perth on Tuesday 7 July.

UTR Pro Tennis Series Sydney Event 1 results

Day one – Saturday 27 June

Men

Round robin – round 1

Group 1

[1] Chris O’Connell (NSW) def Jordan Smith (NSW) 6-2 6-1

Kody Pearson (NSW) def [3] Max Purcell (NSW) 3-6 6-4 10-8

Group 2

[2] Aleksandar Vukic (NSW) def Matt Reid (NSW) 6-3 6-3

[4] Rinky Hijikata (NSW) def Benard Nkomba (NSW) 7-6(3) 7-6(2)

Women

Round robin – round 1

Group 1

[3] Alexandra Bozovic (NSW) def Michaela Haet (NSW) 6-2 6-1

[1] Abbie Myers (NSW) – Bye

Group 2

Lisa Mays (NSW) def [4] Taylah Lawless (NSW) 3-6 6-2 10-5

[2] Ellen Perez (NSW) – Bye

Live streaming, Scores and Order of Play

All matches streamed via Tennis Australia’s YouTube channel here.

Match results, scores and draws will be available for each city via the UTR website here.  

The order of play for Sunday 28 June will be posted here