During the qualifying which took place yesterday and today, the Grey College learner beat Turkey’s Berk Ilkel 6-2, 6-2 and Taipai’s Chang-Lin Tsai 6-4, 6-3.
Last year, Philip Henning, who also hails from the City of Roses and attended the same school, competed in all four of the Grand Slams.
The 16-year-old Cape Town player, Kholo Montsi, also qualified for the tournament, while Charl Morgan fell short at the final hurdle with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Lilian Marmousez of France
The Junior Australian Open gets underway on Saturday.
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