Top men's seed into quarter-finals

NUMBER one men's seed Boy Westerhof, of the Netherlands, progressed through to the quarter finals of the Tasmanian Open AMT Platinum tennis tournament being played at the Launceston Regional Tennis Centre yesterday.

Westerhof will meet Victorian Aaron Leederchard in his quarter-final today after both players won their round of 16 matches in three sets.

Westerhof was too good for Queenslander Jack Jaede winning  4-6, 6-0, 6-1.

Leederchard overcame New South Wales player Brandon Vescio, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6.

In the upset of the day Queensland's Lachlan McPhee defeated the men's No. 3 seed Gavin Van Peperzel in three sets 6-3, 6-7, 6-4.

In the women's draw, the Czech Republic's No. 1 seed Zuzana Zlochova, ranked 321 in the world, was too good for West Australian Karis Ryan winning 6-3, 6-2.

Zlochova will meet Victoria Nives Baric in her quarter-final.

Women's No. 2 seed, Viktorija Rajicic, of Victoria, ranked No. 10 nationally, beat her Tasmanian opponent Catherine Krueger, of Hobart, 6-4, 6-1.

Men's and women's quarter and semi-finals will be played today at the LRTC from 8.30am today with spectators welcome.

``We had a really good standard today and if anyone would like to come down, entry is completely free,'' tournament director Trent Constance said.

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