Bourgeois posts easy win

VETERAN Luke Bourgeois still has a few tricks up his sleeve at this week's US$10,000 Kia International men's tennis futures tournament at Rockhampton's Victoria Park.

The New South Welshman moved into the second round with a commanding 6-2, 6-4 win over Queensland's Patrick Ganet yesterday.

At 28, the tournament's No.3 seed has been around the tour for 10 years and his impressive serve-volley game has drawn comparison to Pat Rafter, in both style and physique.

Another seed to cruise into the next round of the main singles draw yesterday was fellow NSW player Sadik Kadir.

The No.4 seed proved too strong for Tasmania's Andrew Roberts 6-2, 6-2, while South Australian David To, seeded No.8, edged out German journeyman Gero Kretschmer 6-3, 7-5.

NSW player Steven Goh and South Australia's Todd Ley both survived three-set thrillers to also progress to the next stage.

The tournament's top seed, former Ipswich junior Robert Smeets, hits the court today against Italian Enrico Wellenfeld.

Matches start at 10am.



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