Kimmer Coppejans has once again been Tasmanian Harry Bourchier's foil, knocking the 24-year-old out of both singles and doubles at the Launceston International.
Falling to the Belgian at the Burnie International, Bourchier came into Thursday's contest primed for revenge but was unable to get over the line, going down 6-2 7-5 despite leading 5-3 in the second.
After the match, the 24-year-old described his performance as "very average" in a brutal assessment.
"First set, I didn't get into it at all. Second set, I got a break but fell behind the whole time," he said.
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"Towards the end I was up but he caught a few backhands late and they landed in and I got broken there so I should be playing a third set right now but yeah, a pretty tough loss.
"He got a little bit lucky on some key points, especially in that third set. Outplayed in the first I was but definitely in the second set, a bit of luck went his way and he got back into it and got confidence from it."
Partnering Akira Santillan, the home-state favourite was dealt with a tighter loss in the evening, falling to Coppejans and the vocal Sergio Martos Gornes 4-6 7-6 10-5.
The dual losses put an end to the Tasmanian's home-state run which included a combined three singles wins in Burnie and Launceston with Bourchier's next move a three-week stint in Mexico for several Challenger tournaments.
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