The afternoon session then started with Sullivan up against Mosconi Cup Team USA member, Billy Thorpe. It was always going to be a tough match but it didn’t help when Thorpe pulled off a combo in the first frame and then put a five pack on Sullivan without him having a shot. Getting out to a 6-0 lead was tough, and in this format with the winner breaking, there’s not a lot you can do when a player starts breaking and running the table out with ease. Sullivan eventually went down 11-1. That knocked him out of the tournament, but like his two previous tournaments in this visit, his result overall was fantastic!
Marco was next up on the table facing the Austrian Max Lechner. This was always going to be a tough match and one that could quite easily gone either way. Both players took their opportunities and ran racks out with ease. In the end the Austrian had the roll of the table and handed Marco his first defeat here in Atlantic City.
However, he lives to fight another day, which is now getting underway with his do-or-die match against the Spaniard Jose Alberto Delgado. Let’s go Marco!
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