Burnie TAS 7320, Australia, 8 February 2015 | David Packman

Australian Daria Gavrilova has taken the title at the McDonald’s Burnie International after a 7-5 7-5 victory over top seed Irina Falconi.

“It’s been a great week and I’m very happy with the result,” she said. “It couldn’t have been any better.”

Having swept through the tournament without the loss of a set, the third seed said winning in such emphatic fashion was a big confidence boost.

“Obviously, it is. I had the thought (of not dropping a set) in my head (during the final) but I didn’t let myself think about it too much,” she said.

Up 5-2 in the opening set, Gavrilova lost her serve but managed to wrest back control at 5-5 to take the opening set.

“I don’t think I did anything wrong (when Falconi broke back),” Gavrilova said. “She just returned really well.”

Gavrilova didn’t have things her own way for stages of the second set, required to come back twice from a break down before winning the pivotal game at 6-5 on the American’s serve to take the match.

“At important points I just really went for it,” she said. “I committed to my shots.”

Gavrilova, 20, now travels to Launceston where she has a final opportunity to improve her ranking enough to make the qualifying draw at the premier WTA event in Indian Wells.

“I’m fighting for my spot,” she said.

Meanwhile, Alex Bolt’s run came to an end at the hands of Korean 18-year-old Hyeon Chung in the men’s final.

The tournament’s eighth seed was too solid for the 22-year-old South Australian, winning 6-2 7-5 in 75 minutes.

In the men’s doubles final, the unseeded Australian pairing of Carsten Ball and Matt Reid took the honours 7-5 6-4 over West Australian Matt Ebden and Moldavian Radu Albot, the second seeds.

Earlier on Friday, Falconi and Croatian Petra Martic – the second seeds – won the women’s doubles, defeating top seeds Xinyun Han of China and Japanese Junri Namigata 6-2 6-4.