Port Curtis tennis squad selected
THERE was little between many of the candidates but selectors managed to whittle them down to 12 at the Port Curtis secondary school trials at the Gladstone District Tennis Association courts yesterday.
Selector Lyn Koch said many of the matches had been tightly contested but in the end a wellbalanced side was chosen to contest the Capricornia trials at Rockhampton on February 16.
Tannum Sands State High School won the most spots in the 12-strong squad, consisting of six boys and six girls, with five students winning their way through.
Lining up for the girls' team will be Alana Keys (Biloela High), Mary Klein (Gladstone High), Jessica Ryan and Dominique Ryan (both Chanel College) and Erika Davis and Natalie Davis (both Tannum Sands High).
Gaining spots in the boys' lineup were Ryan Mitchell (Gladstone), Tannum Sands trio Daniel Selff, Jack Ford and Matt Jetson, Biloela's Mitchell Caught and Michael Rouse (Chanel).
TOKYO, Reuters ? Austra-lia's Samantha Stosur continued her run of good form yesterday, beating sixth-seeded Daniela Hantuchova at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Stosur - the last local singles player standing at the recent Australian Open - dismissed the Slovak 7-6 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals, where she will play either defending champion Maria Sharapova or American Lisa Raymond.
Martina Hingis continued her comeback after recovering from an erratic start to beat third seed Nathalie Dechy 4-6 75 6-2.
In other matches Russian Maria Kirilenko defeated Serbian eighth seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-4 while fellow Russian Elena Likhovtseva beat Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-2 7-5.