NSW athlete, Adam Feeney has captured the 2012 Cliffs Esperance Tennis International title on Sunday in Western Australia.
27-year-old Feeney won his first singles Futures title since 2007 when he defeated South Australia’s Alex Bolt (Murray Bridge, SA) in the men’s event, 3-6 7-6(2) 6-2.
Feeney has had some solid results on the Australian Pro Tour in recent weeks, reaching the finals of Happy Valley and Port Pirie and on Sunday broke through to prevail over Bolt for the first time.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Feeney post match.
“It was really tough windy conditions. Alex was playing well at the start and was playing a bit better than I was, but I found a bit more rhythm on my serve early in the second set and got a break up 5-3. Alex got the break back but I played a pretty solid tiebreak and was able to run away with it and keep the momentum into the third.
“I feel like all the work I’ve been able to do with my coach is shining through over the last couple of weeks. I still feel really fresh, my body is going well at the moment.
“I’m just looking forward to playing every day. I’m enjoying it so much,” continued Feeney.
Bolt experienced victory in the men’s doubles event when he partnered with AIS Pro Tour colleague Benjamin Mitchell (Worongary, Qld). The pair defeated Feeney and Zach Itzstein(Champion Lakes, WA) 6-2 6-3 to take away Mitchell’s first ever doubles title.