Daniel Perry hits a backhand down the line at the Lismore Open.
Daniel Perry hits a backhand down the line at the Lismore Open. Blainey Woodham

Moore the one to beat

LISMORE player Brendan Moore will be hard to beat today in the semi-finals of the Lismore Open tennis tournament.

It took Moore just 57 minutes to dispose of Ryan Simmons 6-0 6-0 in the round of 16 before he easily took out No 8 seed Alex Silcock 6-1 6-1 in a quarter-final.

He will take on No 5 seed Brad Clews of Brisbane in a semi-final this morning.

"He (Clews) has a big serve and he will have to be at his best to get past Brendan," tournament director John Stoddart said.

The biggest surprise of the day came when No 2 seed Ethan Coker lost to the unseeded Rhys McDougall 7-5 7-6 in the round of 16.

The other semi-final will be played between No 3 seed Jacob Meredith and No 6 seed George Wall.

In the women's final, No 2 seed Britt Huxley will play the winner of the semi-final between Nana Miyakawa and Emily Burns.

It is set down for 8.30am with the men's final to follow at 11am.

The doubles and mixed doubles finals will be played after that.



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