Pro Player Update April
Several of our Kiwi pros have been in action around the world over the past couple of weeks.
In Mexico, New Zealand's Rubin Statham and his Tunisian partner Skander Mansouri are through to the doubles quarter finals at the Mextenis León Open. They beat Kiwi Ajeet Rai and his Canadian partner Alexis Galarneau in the Round of 16 of this ATP Challenger Tour event (3-6, 6-2, 11-9).
Rubin and Ajeet both performed well in doubles last week at the San Luis Open ATP Challenger Tour event in Mexico. Rubin made the final with Benjamin Lock from Zimbabwe (losing 7-5, 3-6, 5-10). And Ajeet made the quarter-final with Luke Saville from Australia (losing 2-6, 4-6).
In the US, New Zealand's Erin Routliffe and her Chilean partner Alexa Guarachi lost their Round of 16 match at the Charleston Open WTA 500 event (5-7, 2-6).
In Monaco, Kiwi Michael Venus and his British partner Jamie Murray lost their Round of 32 match at the Monte-Carlo Masters ATP 1000 event (5-7, 4-6).
In Croatia, New Zealand's Artem Sitak and his Japanese partner Kaichi Uchida lost their Round of 16 match at the Split Open ATP Challenger Tour event (2-6, 1-6).
Artem was in Spain last week at the Costa Cálida Region de Murcia ATP Challenger Tour event. He lost his Round of 16 doubles match with Norwegian partner Viktor Durasovic (3-6, 7-6, 4-10).
CURRENT WORLD RANKINGS:
Michael Venus - 14 (doubles)
Erin Routliffe - 34 (doubles)
Artem Sitak - 161 (doubles)
Ajeet Rai - 282 (doubles) and 417 (singles)
Rubin Statham - 289 (doubles) and 455 (singles)