Freestone dominates round-3 heat
COOLANGATTA ace Jack Freestone will lead the Australia charge in round four of the Oakley ASP World Pro Junior event in Bali after a standout display in his round-three heat yesterday.
Riding the wave of form that saw him comprehensively defeat fellow Australian Dean Bowen in round two, Freestone dominated his third-round match-up with Miguel Pupo, disposing of the Brazilian 15.23 to 12.66.
Currumbin carver Mitch Crews also was in superb form, defeating the event’s No.2 seed Frenchman Marc Lacomare to set up a clash with Carribean prospect Charles Martin in the round of 16.
North Sydney’s Davey Cathels staged a magnificent come-from-behind win to advance and line up a battle with American Evan Thompson.
The women’s action too was nothing short of amazing with Lennox Head’s Tyler Wright and Narrabeen’s Laura Enever leading the Australian charge to the quarter-finals.
Enever, the reigning ASP women’s world junior champion, regrouped after an uncharacteristic nervous start to beat Camila Cassia 15.60 to 14.93, while Wright barely put a foot wrong on her way to disposing of Alessa Quizon 16.67 to 12.50
Fellow Australia Felicity Palmateer was less fortunate, eliminated by Gold Coast-based Kiwi Airini Mason 13.10 to 10.00
When competition resumes Enever faces Alizee Arnaud while Wright battles Lakey Peterson, Mason meets Diana Cristina and Sage Erickson takes on Malia Manuel.
Round four of the men’s and the women’s quarter-finals are expected to be completed today at Keramas River mouth.