Mansfield, Texas, USA, 21 October 2013 |

Victorian Andrew Harris has won his first professional title with victory at the ITF Futures event in Mansfield, Texas.

Harris captured the hardcourt title with a 6-4 7-6 win over Dennis Nevolo of the United States.

“Won my first pro tournament today in Texas! #bestfeeling #hardworkpaysoff,” he tweeted following the win.

It completed an impressive week in Texas for the 19-year-old; after being stretched to a third-set tiebreak in his opening round match, Harris stormed through the draw – beating top seed Austin Krajicek en route – without dropping a set.

Currently ranked 815th, Harris had earlier this year in Thailand reached his first ITF final.

That result came shortly after an 11-month layoff due to bulging discs in his back.

Prior to his injury, Harris had shown enormous promise on the junior circuit, combining with good friend Nick Kyrgios to win the junior boys’s doubles crowns at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

The son of former┬átop 25 star and Australian Open quarterfinalist Anne Minter, Harris this year was recruited by John Roddick to join the Oklahoma University men’s tennis team.