Renmark SA, Australia, 4 March 2018 | David Packman

Marc Polmans has secured consecutive title wins on the Australian Pro Tour after taking out the inaugural Renmark Tennis International on Sunday.

The young Victorian stopped local favourite Luke Saville from being the first name etched on the trophy with a comfortable 6-1 6-4 victory.

Saville had looked in ominous form leading up to the final, scything his way through the field without the loss of a set, but he was unable to withstand the top seed’s pressure on the last day.

“His game is pretty suited to the grass,” Polmans said of his opponent. “I was happy to get the win.”

On the back of his maiden ATP Challenger title in Launceston and on the verge of re-entering the world’s top 200, Polmans is hoping to ride a building wave of momentum.

“I thought I got better as the week went on.,” he said. “The first few rounds I was not playing as well as I would have liked but from the quarters onwards I was playing a lot more solid and getting more confident on the courts as well.

“I took a bit of confidence from Launceston, so I’ll try to keep that going now.”

Polmans took the time to praise the new USD$25,000 Futures event, which took place in South Australia’s Riverland region.

“It was a cool tournament, the courts were really nice and everyone put a lot of effort in, so I was really happy with the week,” he said.

Earlier in the week, Jeremy Beale and Thomas Fancutt were crowned double champions after upsetting third seeds Dayne Kelly and Gavin Van Peperzeel 6-3 6-7(5) [10-7].

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