Tournament 9 Jan 2017

Kiwis in action to kick off men's tournament

Kiwis in action to kick off men's tournament

New Zealand number one Finn Tearney has fought his way through two rounds of qualifying to clinch a spot in the main draw of the 2017 ASB Classic men’s tournament. It’s the first time a kiwi has pulled off the feat in almost a decade.

The result means there are now three New Zealand men in the main draw of singles – Artem Sitak, Michael Venus and Tearney. Sitak was awarded a wildcard after he won the Pascoes New Zealand Championships in December, while Venus was awarded a wildcard by Tournament Director Karl Budge on Saturday.

Tearney is scheduled to play in Monday’s day session with Venus scheduled as the first match in the night session.

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