Antonio Veic, Joao Souza proceed to the main draw – Bet-At-Home Cup 2011

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Antonio Veic, Joao Souza proceed to the main draw – Bet-At-Home Cup 2011
Antonio Veic defeats Diego Junqueira 6-4, 6-3
Seventh seed Antonio Veic of Croatia upset top seed Diego Junqueira of Argentina in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the final qualifier at the Bet-At-Home Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria on Sunday. The match lasted for an hour and 30 minutes.
Junqueira came roaring into the match as he broke Veic in the second game of the first set and held his serve in the next game to take a 3-0 lead. However, the Argentinean could not sustain the lead as he lost six of the next seven
games, getting broken in the fifth and ninth game to lose the set 4-6. Veic clinched eleven of the 28 first return points in the first set.
After winning a tough first set, Veic took an early lead in the second set as he broke the Argentinean in the first and third game and held his serve in the second and fourth game, blazing forward to a 4-0 lead. Junqueira tried
his best to level the score as he claimed next three games, breaking the Croatian in the sixth game to take the score to 3-4. However, Veic captured next two games to seal the set 6-3.
The Croatian will take on Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria in the opening match of the main round.
Joao Souza beats Victor Crivoi 6-2, 7-6(10)
Second seed, Brazilian Joao Souza prevailed over Romanian Victor Crivoi, seeded fifth at the event, in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(10) to book his place in the main draw. The Brazilian needed an hour and 57 minutes to come out victorious.
The first set was pretty one-sided as Souza claimed an early lead, breaking the Romanian in the first and third game and consolidating on the double break of serve to grab a 4-0 lead. The Brazilian served out the set in the eighth
game, sealing it 6-2. The Rio de Janeiro resident fired five aces and clinched seven of the sixteen first return points in the opening set.
The second set went with the serve until the eighth game when Crivoi broke the Brazilian to take a 5-3 lead but the Romanian could not consolidate on the break of serve, getting broken in the very next game and losing Souza’s service
game in the tenth game to equalise the score at 5-5. The set was forced into a tie-break and the Brazilian grabbed a late mini-break to capture the tie-break 12-10.
Souza is drawn to meet another qualifier Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the first round of the main draw.



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