US Open: Samantha Murray and Dan Evans progress in qualifying

Last Updated: 22/08/13 9:10am

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Samantha Murray: Through to the US Open second qualifying round

Samantha Murray: Through to the US Open second qualifying round

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Great Britain's Samantha Murray and Dan Evans cruised into the US Open second qualifying round thanks to comfortable wins, although compatriot Tara Moore failed to join them.

Murray defeated Australia's Arina Rodionova in straight sets in their first-round contest, winning 6-4 6-1, and will now meet American Taylor Townsend.

Moore failed to make it through to the next round of qualifying despite a battling effort against Colombian Catalina Castano.

Moore fought back after losing the first set of her clash with the 34-year-old Castano to claim the second in comfortable style, but was then undone in the third, with her opponent taking the match 6-4 1-6 6-4.

The other female Briton through to the next stage of the three-round qualifying tournament is Elena Baltacha, who won her first-round match on Tuesday and is to face Ukraine's Olga Savchuk.

In terms of British men in qualifying, Evans joined James Ward in round two after he eased past Canadian Peter Polansky 6-2 6-3.

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