Ward falls at final hurdle in Australia
By Philip James
James Ward 2-6 3-6 Matthew Barton
However home-favourite Barton, who did not lose a set all tournament, proved too strong for Londoner Ward, who is the third highest ranked British player at 263 in the world.
While Barton is currently ranked 82 places lower than Ward he has enjoyed a strong start to 2013 rising over 80 positions already.