Top junior tennis players through to next round

BALLARAT athletes have enjoyed a successful first day at Ballarat Regional JT Championships, with many juniors winning past the initial qualifying rounds.

Top 12/under boys seeds James O’Sullivan, Hugh McManus and Marcus Tilley have all won through to the third round while top seeds from all age groups progressed through safely.

Meanwhile Matthew O’Sullivan knocked off number-five seed Angus Roberts en route to the quarter-finals in the 14/under division.

Grace Janson and Emily Tinker both progressed to the second round of the 12/under girls titles after receiving byes on the opening day.

Today’s action will see more of the 14/under and 16/under athletes take to the court.