Sitak/Becker defeat 14th Seeds at US Open

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Blockhouse Bay Tennis Club SCARBRO Caro Bowl stalwart Artem Sitak is through to the second round of the US Open Mens Doubles.  Artem, who is partnered by Germany’s Benjamin Becker (no relation to Boris), downed 14th seeds Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in a hard fought match on day two of the US Open.  The win continues Artem’s breakthrough year on the doubles tour after winning the ATP title in Stuttgart recently.  In the next round the Sitak/Becker pairing square off against the winners of the Krajicek/Smith v Klahn/Smyczek match,
Artem’s victory tops off a sensational day for Aucklander’s in action at the Open after Marina Erakovic upset Svetlana Kuznetsova earlier today.