US Open 2013: Samantha Murray and Dan Evans progress

Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray and Dan Evans progressed into the second round of US Open qualifying with comfortable wins but fellow Briton Tara Moore is out.

Murray, 25, beat Australian Arina Rodionova 6-4 6-1, while Evans, 23, overcame Peter Polansky 6-2 6-3.

Moore, 21, lost 6-4 1-6 6-4 to Colombian Catalina Castano.

Murray and Evans are two more victories away from securing a place in the main draw of the final Grand Slam of the year in New York.

Stockport-born Murray joins Elena Baltacha in round two of women's qualifying after

Murray, ranked 190 in the world, took just 65 minutes to see off Rodionova and now faces American Taylor Townsend.

In the men's draw, Evans will face either Italy's Flavio Cipolla or American Bobby Reynolds in the second round after his win over Canadian Polansky.

James Ward is also through to round two, after beating Frenchman Jonathan Eysseric 6-3 6-1 on Tuesday.external-link

Top Stories