Jamie Baker and James Ward record victories in qualifying for the Australian Open
Last Updated: January 9, 2013 4:05pm
Jamie Baker: Through to the second qualifying round for the Australian Open
Jamie Baker is through to the second qualifying round for the Australian Open after recording a straight-sets victory over Julio Cesar Campozano.
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The world No 246 needed one hour and 32 minutes to secure a 6-3 7-5 over the Ecuadorian.
Campozano is ranked 24 places higher.than the 26-year-old Briton, however Baker put in an assured display - making just one unforced error.
Baker will now face either Matteo Viola in the next round after the 19th seed saw off Matwe Middelkoop in three sets.
British No 4 James Ward is also through to the second round following his victory over Boris Pashanski.
Ward broke the 30-year-old Serbian four times en route to a 6-4 6-3 win in one hour 12 minutes.