Johnstone and Groom to clash in today's final

BURNIE No.th2 seed Elliot Johnstone will play Hobart No.th4 seed Daniel Groom in today's open men's singles final of the Tasmanian Easter Tennis championships being held at Launceston's Regional Tennis Centre. 

Groom defeated Launceston's Ross Marzetti in his semi-final yesterday winning 6-4, 6-1.

Johnstone defeated the third seed Bradley Dunn in his semi-final, 6-2, 6-1.

Tournament No.th1 seed Jack Kilner was defeated in the preliminary rounds by Andrew Roberts who then went down to Marzetti.

In the open women's competition, Hobart's Sanyukta Singh defeated the No.th1 seed Vanessa Dobson in one semi-final winning 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

She will meet the No.th2 seed in Hobart's Janae Smith in today's final.

Smith easily accounted for Eliane Fader in the other semi-final 6-1, 6-0.

In the boys' 12 singles the No.th1 Samuel Elliston-Buckley and No.th2 seed Sam Whitehead in will meet in today's final.

The boys' 14 final will see No.th1 seed Henry Ostler, of  Leg 1Hobart, take on Ulverstone No.th2 seed Ben Cawston.

In the girls' 16 singles, Erin Fazackerley defeated the No.th1 seed Fader in the quarter finals, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.

She will meet No.th4 seed Hannah Coombe, of Hobart, in her semi-final today while Jessica Fowler will take on Singh.

``Today has been a much better day and we have run smoothly and got through all the matches,'' tournament director James Bolzonello said yesterday.

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