Mornington VIC, Australia, 1 April 2018 | David Packman

Second seed Max Purcell has finally brought the unprecedented 24-match winning streak of Marc Polmans to a halt, defeating the Victorian in straight sets to claim the Mornington Peninsula Tennis International #2 title.

“I guess it had to end,” Purcell said of the top seed’s run which included four consecutive Australian Pro Tour titles in Launceston, Renmark, Mildura and last week in Mornington – in which the duo also fought out the final, albeit with a different result.

“It was a pretty similar match to last week,” Purcell, 19, said of Sunday’s final which he claimed 7-5 6-4. “The conditions were a little bit livelier which gave me more on serve but other than that I was just treating it like any other match.”

Purcell and Polmans are no strangers to each other on court, with the Sydneysider now holding a 3:1 edge over Polmans in their professional outings.

“I know he’s going to be out there until the very last point giving it everything he has, so I just had to try and match that and even be a bit better,” he said. “It feels good, my first title of the year. Marc’s already had four so it’s good that he’s sharing it around a little bit.”

With a string of victories now under his belt and his confidence on the rise, the world No.271 points to a positive shift in mentality. “I think it’s just my attitude. I’m just getting out there and really getting to it.”

Purcell now heads to Florida for a series of ATP Challenger events. “I’m happy with the run I’ve had. Hopefully I can bring that to the green clay on the American swing I have coming up.”

On Friday, brothers Adam and Jason Taylor – the third seeds – took the doubles title with a solid 7-6(4) 6-0 victory over Blake Ellis and Michael Look.

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