ON A rain-interrupted day, only three men's singles games were able to be completed in yesterday's action at the Burnie International.
Wildcard Andrew Whittington continued his remarkable run in the tournament with a straight sets victory over his more fancied opponent Erik Chvojka.
The young Australian served exceptionally well in the opening set, winning 75 per cent of points on his first serve.
He finished the set off with four aces, on his way to winning 6-3.
It was a similar story in the second set, with the 19-year-old winning 79 per cent of points on his first serve.
He wrapped up the match 6-3, 6-4, and will now meet Rubin Statham in a quarter-final.
Statham advanced to the final eight of the main draw after he won the battle of the mates against friend Greg Jones.
The New Zealander was stronger in the crucial points, defeating Jones 6-4, 7-6.
In the only other completed match of the day in the men's singles draw, Frenchmen Stephane Robert confirmed why many rate him as the dark horse of the competition. The 32-year-old was clean and precise in his unravelling of fifth seed Brydan Klein 6-2, 6-2.
Robert will most likely face Adam Feeney in a quarter-final, after he was up a set on Samuel Groth before the rain set in.