Aiava, Mendez produce stellar junior results
In great signs for the future of Australian tennis, Destanee Aiava and Seone Mendez have simultaneously captured titles at recent ITF junior events around the globe.
Australia’s girls have produced stunning performances to bring home titles at recent ITF junior events around the globe.
Destanee Aiava clinched the title at the Grade 2 Canadian World Ranking Event Montreal, a hardcourt event played at the same stadium that hosts the annual ATP/WTA Montreal Masters.
Aiava, 14, beat fellow Australian Kimberly Birrell 7-6(3) 6-2 in the final, capping a magnificent week in which she ousted top seed and junior world No.6 Iryna Shymanovich of Belarus in the quarterfinals.
Birrell has earlier breezed through to the final with four straight-sets wins against quality opposition.
Meanwhile, Seone Mendez also won a Grade 2 title; her victory came on clay at the Serbia Junior Open Novi Sad.
The 15-year-old did not drop a set on the way to the second – and biggest – ITF junior title of her career.