ZOE Hives has made it through to the quarter-finals of the Ballarat Open Gold AMT.
Hives made her first appearance at the premier Ballarat tennis event this afternoon, defeating qualifier Rani Goodland from Point Cook 6-1 6-2.
The Kingston 16-year-old is Ballarat's last contender to win the tournament.
Seven Ballarat representatives participated in the qualifying rounds, but were unable to secure spots in the main draw.
Hives, seeded fourth in the competition, will play eighth seed Yana Mogilnitskaya at 9am tomorrow for a spot in the semi-finals.