Port Pirie, 31 October 2011 | tennis.com.au

Victorian Olivia Rogowska has won her second Pro Tour title for the year, winning the women’s singles at the Nyrstar Port Pirie Tennis International yesterday.

The 20-year-old defeated Western Australian, Bojana Bobusic in tough conditions to claim the Championship in straight sets 6-3 6-2.

Rogowska, the No.3 seed performed strongly all week taking out New Zealand’s Katherine Westbury 6-0 7-6(1) in the first round, before beating American Lena Litvak 6-0 3-6 6-1.

Rogowska then knocked out No. 6 seed Emily Webley-Smith from Great Britain 6-1 4-6 6-2 before defeating defending champion and No.1 seed from Japan, Erika Sema 6-3 6-0.

Bobusic also had a great start to the tournament winning her first three matches in straight sets.  In the first round, she defeated No. 4 seed Sacha Jones from New Zealand 6-4 7-6(4), before ousting Victorian Tammi Patterson 6-4 6-0.

In the third round, Bobusic came back from a set down to beat Daniella Dominikovic from NSW 3-6 6-2 6-3 and claimed victory against No. 2 seed and Queenslander Isabella Holland 6-3 6-3 in the semis.

Completing a week of impressive tennis, Rogowska was too strong for Bobusic in the final. Rogowska was very happy with the win, especially considering the weather conditions.

“It was really tough conditions out there. It was really windy. I played well considering. It was a good quality match against Bojana.

“I had a good solid week and stayed mentally tough. I’m really happy where my tennis is at the moment. I’m working on a list of things and they’ve been coming together on the court” said Rogowska.

In the men’s singles, it was an all Japanese affair with No. 9 seed Yasutaka Uchiyama coming back from a 0-5 first set deficit to win the Championship against No. 2 seed Hiroki Moriya 7-6(6) 6-4.

In the doubles, No. 4 seeds John Peers and Robert McKenzie took out the men’s doubles title, and No. 3 seeds Isabella Holland and Sally Peers won the women’s doubles title.

The Pro Tour continues in South Australia this week with the men in action at the City of Onkaparinga International taking place at Happy Valley whilst the women compete in the City of Mount Gambier Blue Lake International. Qualifying will conclude today with the main draw starting on Tuesday.

The Nyrstar Port Pirie Tennis International is part of the 2011 – 2012 Australian Pro Tour, a series of professional tennis events that bridge junior events and the ATP/WTA Tour, providing an opportunity for players to earn their first world ranking points.