Launceston TAS, Australia, 16 February 2015 | David Packman

Daria Gavrilova has made it consecutive Australian Pro Circuit titles after cruising to a 6-1 6-2 victory over Croat Tereza Mrdeza in the final of the 2015 Neville Smith Forest Products Launceston International.

“I’m really happy with the result,” Gavrilova said after successfully backing up her win in Burnie last week.

“Ten matches in a row now. It’s pretty good. I haven’t won that many matches in a while.”

The 20-year-old Australian had everything her own way against Mrdeza, not conceding a single break point – and going on a nine-game winning streak – in sweeping aside the eighth seed.

“I played very well today,” she said. “Controlled the whole match, played aggressive. (Mrdeza) was fighting but I was just really switched on.”

After rain forced a cancellation the previous day, both the semifinals and final were played on Sunday, and as such, the third seed had already posted a memorable win over top seed Irina Falconi.

In a rematch of the Burnie final – which Gavrilova won in straight sets – the American wasn’t planning on going down without a fight, taking the first set before Gavrilova came home the stronger, winning 4-6 6-4 6-2.

“I think (Falconi) was my toughest opponent,” said Gavrilova. “I was ready for a battle.

After losing the first set, Gavrilova praised her mental toughness for getting her over the line.

“I just stepped it up a bit and was a bit calmer. It was more about mental toughness than playing the best tennis,” she said.

“It was long day. Two matches. I had to put thoughts of tiredness behind me and just keep playing tennis.

“We train twice a day so I told myself ‘just think that it’s a normal training day and get out there and do your work’. That really helped me.”

Earlier in the day, 18-year-old Korean Hyeon Chung also had the opportunity for back-to-back titles but fell at the last hurdle, with unseeded American Bjorn Frantangelo upsetting the fifth seed 4-6 6-2 7-5 to take the men’s title in just over two hours.

The men’s doubles final was won by second seeds Radu Albot of Moldovia and American Mitchell Krueger who defeated Aussie Adam Hubble and Melbourne-based Kiwi Jose (Rubin) Statham 3-6 7-5 [11-9] while top seeds Xinyun Han of China and Japanese Junri Namigata – finalists in Burnie – took out the women’s doubles.