Melbourne, VIC, 16 December 2018 | Matt Trollope

Charlie Camus enjoyed a memorable day at the December Showdown, winning both the singles and doubles titles at the 12/u Australian Championships.

The left-hander from Canberra survived a torrid fight in the singles final against Japan’s Yuta Tomida, recovering from 3-1 down in the final set to win 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(4).

“I just had to stay focused and keep fighting and not give up,” said Camus, who served for the match at 5-4 in the final set before re-focusing in the tiebreak.

“I was a bit tired towards the end … I just played my game, got a lot of first serves in and stayed positive.”

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Camus said he brought confidence into the December Showdown after winning the 12/u national claycourt title in Canberra in October.

And that good form also transferred to the doubles court; Camus returned later on Sunday to win the 12/u doubles title, teaming with New South Wales’ Pavle Marinkov to beat Tomida and New Zealand’s Jack Chapman 6-1 6-4.

Charlie Camus (R) and Pavle Marinkov won the 12/u Australian Championships doubles title (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)

“It’s pretty special, because then we get back-to-back doubles (titles) as well, because I won Canberra doubles (at the national clay-court event),” he said.

In an all-Japanese 12/u girls’ singles final, Mayu Crossley beat Ayuna Nakazato 6-2 6-1.

The 12/u girls’ doubles title was won by Sarah Rokusek of New South Wales and New Zealand’s Sasha Situe; they combined to defeat Tegan Genockey (NT) and Ella Idzikowski (QLD) 6-3 6-1.