Burnie TAS 7320, Australia, 3 February 2014 | tennis.com.au

Matt Reid has got his 2014 season off to a great start winning the men’s singles title at the Burnie International Challenger.

The fifth seed in Burnie, Reid defeated Japanese fourth seed Hiroki Moriya in straight sets 6-3 6-2 to secure the title.

Reid dropped just one set on his way to the title and thanks to some early-round upsets didn’t meet a fellow seed until the final.

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In the women’s event, Japan’s Misa Eguchi came back from a set down to defeat Russia’s Elizaveta Kulichkova.

Despite being ranked almost thirty places lower than her opponent, Eguchi held her nerve to win the final 4-6 6-2 6-3.