- West CWLand's Randy Banks has qualified for the main draw for the PTA 500 tournament in Memphis with a strong display against Australia's David Jones in Sunday action. Banks was made to work in the first round of qualifying against Brit Andy Russell, but eventually pulled through 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 after breaking late in the second and third sets.Jones, however, was a bigger task with the Aussie coming into the match seeded fourth and on the back of a third round appearance at the Australian Open. There was little resistance on his behalf, though, as he won just five games in a 4-6, 1-6 defeat. Banks gains twelve points for qualifying, and later today finds out who he'll face in the first round of the main draw when qualifiers are drawn. The most advantageous spot would be on the thirteenth line against local wildcard Waylon Jones, but a showdown with East CWLand's Spas Delev is also possible. He will want to avoid, however, a showdown with either sixth seed Oneil Stewart or seventh seed David Champion.
(1)Kasper Buur (DEN) vs. Marcel Kurz (SUI) 7-6(0) 6-4
(8)Mat Mitchell (CDR) def. Xavier Suarez (ARG) 6-2 6-1
Imre Medgyessy (HUN) def. (3)Fernando Aguero (ESP) 6-0 6-4
(6)Carlos Machado (BRA) def. Pierre Rose (FRC) 6-3 6-3
- Despite struggling indoors in Bergamo last week, Mat Mitchell will hope to carry on his Johannesburg form to the South American clay after making it through a draw of 32 in Buenos Aires. Travelling to his third continent in as many weeks, Mitchell showed no signs of tiredness as he raced through his qualifying round match against Xavier Suarez 6-2, 6-1.
- It was not so lucky for Pierre Rose as he fell in the qualifying round of eight to sixth seed Carlos Machado 3-6, 3-6. Rose won through to the qualifying round with an upset 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(7) win over seventh seed Carlos Gonzá, but could not continue that form into the Sunday to win a spot in the main draw.
(1)Matt Bre (CDR) def. Roger Warren (GBR) 6-3 6-0
(2)Gjorgji Dinov (MKD) def. (7)Marc Lubbers (NED) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Jean-Luc Sagna (FRA) def. (3)Adem Tadic (CRO) 4-6 6-3 6-1
(4)Václav Zeman (CZE) def. (8)Dariusz Marzec (POL) 6-4 6-4
- Matt Bre will hope to bounce back from disappointment last week in Bergamo as he moves into the main draw of the PTA tournament in Marseille. The World No. 95 had little troubles dispatching veteran Brit Roger Warren 6-3, 6-0 to march into the main draw on the back of three wins. The placement of the qualifiers in the draw, however, will work against him as no matter where he's placed he'll face a second round clash with either Rick Henson, Miroslav Brdar or Radek Špidlá.