Mornington VIC , 20 March 2016 | David Packman

Andrew Whittington has added the $25,000 Mornington Peninsula Tennis International #1 singles title to the doubles crown he earned earlier in the week.

The 22-year-old Victorian needed just 73 minutes to post a convincing 6-2 6-3 victory over top seed Gavin van Peperzeel on Sunday.

Whittington maintained his composure throughout the match, defending well and taking advantage of every available opportunity – he saved all but one of the seven break points he faced and converted all four of his own.

“I was really steady today,” the No.5 seed said. “I had a plan and I stuck with it all match.”

Whittington now has three ITF Futures crowns to his credit – the victory today his first since winning a pair of titles in 2013.

The win will also see the Victorian approach his best-ever ATP ranking, moving some 74 places to approximately world No.375 – just 7 places short of his 2013 high.

Earlier in the week, Whittington took the doubles title in Mornington with partner Greg Jones. The unseeded duo had a stand out week, defeating No.2 seeds Bradley Mousley and van Peperzeel 6-3 6-2 in the final while not dropping a set throughout the tournament.

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