Moore out in Mornington semis
West Australian Jessica Moore has bowed out in the semifinal of the $25,000 ITF Circuit event in Mornington.
Jessica Moore has fallen at the semifinal stage of the Mornington Peninsula Tennis International after upstaging second seed Lizette Cabrera in the previous round.
“I had nothing to lose against Lizette,” Moore said. “She was the second seed and had such a good couple of months leading into this event.
“She had all the pressure, she’s a great player, but I played solid, I served well and I thought I handled the day a bit better than she did.”
However, the West Australian was unable to continue her impressive run on Saturday, falling to sixth seed Sherazad Reix 7-6(5) 6-4. Moore started brightly, taking an early lead, but her French opponent showed typical clay court nouse to close out the match in just short of two-and-a-half hours.
“She’s mixing things up really well on the clay,” Moore said of the world No.262. “But it was a good match. It was on my racquet a little bit but all credit to her, she didn’t give me any rhythm out there.”
“I had a tough first round as well and I thought I handled that pretty well,” she continued. “After that, I just took things one match at a time and I played well. I’m happy with the week.”
Reix, 27, was also responsible for stopping Destanee Aiava’s quest for consecutive titles, ousting the Victorian teen 6-3 6-4 in the previous round. She will now face Barbora Krejcikova in the final, after the Czech teen proved too strong for Zoe Hives, running over the top of the local wildcard 6-0 6-2.
Krejcikova has been the hot hand on the Pro Tour in recent weeks and was a finalist last week in Mornington. She will now look to go one better when she faces Reix on Sunday.