Hourigan continues strong form in Egypt
Paige Hourigan has continued her good form in Egypt, winning through to the second round at the ITF US $15,000 tournament in Sharm El Sheikh.
Hourigan who won last week’s tournament at the same venue has beaten Estonian qualifier Maria Lota Kaul 7-6 (1) 6-0 in 1 hour 37.
The fourth seeded Kiwi converted five of her nine break point chances in the match. Hourigan will next face Romania’s Elena Teodora Cadar.
Meanwhile Marcus Daniell and his Austrian partner Philip Oswald have lost a tight match at the ATP 250 tournament in Marbella in Spain. They have been beaten 4-6, 7-6 (5) 11-9 in 1 hour 33 by Bosnia’s Tomislav Brkic and Serbia’s Nikola Cacic in the quarter finals.
Daniell and Oswald now head to Monaco for next week’s Monte Carlo Masters.