8 Dec 2017

Sitak upset by teenager

5:42 am on 8 December 2017

The semi-finalists have been found at the New Zealand Tennis Championships in Auckland after a couple of upsets in the men's quarter-finals.

The New Zealand tennis player Artem Sitak

The New Zealand tennis player Artem Sitak Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Defending champion Artem Sitak was ousted in straight sets by one of the brightest prospects in the men's game, 17 year old Macsen Sisam.

Sisam will play Olly Sadler in one semi-final after the third seed thrashed 7th seed Finn Reynolds.

The other semi-final will pit top seed Finn Tearney against wildcard Anton Bettink.

By contrast the women's quarter finals were fairly straight forward.

Top seed Joanna Carswell will take on 3rd seed Sacha Jones in one semi and 4th seed Katherine Westbury will play 7th seed Emilia Price.