Launceston junior Oliver Carswell's fourth main-draw appearance at a national event resulted in defeat, with the 12-year-old going down 6-1 6-1 to Elijah Dikkenberg.
The New South Wales player, who is the seventh seed at the Australian 12-and-under claycourt championships in Canberra, proved too much of a challenge for Launceston Church Grammar School's Carswell despite a strong effort.
Carswell earned a break point as his opponent was serving for the match to take it to at least an extra game but was unable to convert.
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The young gun will now face Joseph Nak (SA) in the consolation singles draw before shifting his attention to the doubles competition where he will partner Rafael Fulmanski from the Northern Territory, who also tasted singles defeat.
It was a sweeter result for Hobart 14-and-unders player George Anderson, who caused an upset by defeating eighth seed Mitchell Smith 7-6 6-3 to move into the second round.
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