MANY hard-fought rallies were played in Tuesday's start to the finals action at the Quest Bendigo junior tennis tournament.
The No. 1 seeds in the open men's and women's singles were defeated on the hardcourts at the Bendigo Bank tennis complex in Nolan Street.
Hope Curtis-McDonald advanced to the women's open final after a 6-1 6-3 win against top seed Megan Kauffman.
Second-seed Jayde Viccars beat No.5 seed Cassandra Moraleja 6-3 6-3.
Viccars and Curtis-McDonald will clash in Wednesday's final from 9am.
Semi-finals in the men's open singles start at 9am on Wednesday. Jake McKenzie will play Ryan Draffin, and Yvonnick L'Hurriec takes on Vincent Stouff.
In Tuesday's play, McKenzie beat top seed Jade Culph 6-0 4-6 6-2.
Draffin defeated Patrick Fitzgerald 6-2 7-5.
L'Hurriec powered to a 7-6 (4) 7-5 win against third-seed Samuel Thompson.
Stouff beat Matthew Romios 6-3 6-2.
Bendigo players to star included Tiahna Leader, 12-under singles; Isaac Watson, men's qualifying consolation; Archie Wallis, 14-under singles; Polly Barnett, 14-under singles; and Adelaide Annand and Matilda Walsh, 16-under doubles. .