Sun shines in Port Pirie
Second seed Lulu Sun of Switzerland takes the Port Pirie title while Aussie Amber Marshall claims the doubles crown with Kiwi Valentina Ivanov.
Swiss teenager Lulu Sun claimed her maiden ITF World Tennis Tour title on Sunday with a straight sets win over American top seed Jennifer Elie at the Port Pirie Come.See.Change Tennis International.
The second seed said she was very happy to win her first $15,000 event. “I thought I played pretty well throughout the whole week,” Sun, 17, said. “I’ve just been trying to get better every day and I’m pleased with what I managed to achieve here.”
Both Sun and Elie made short work of their runs to the final, with the match expected to be a close encounter. However, it was Sun who made the early running and she was never countered, winning 6-2 6-3. “I was expecting her to play well,” Sun said. “I just stuck to my game and enjoyed the match and in the end, it was a good result.”
Sun, a quarterfinalist at the recent Australian Open Junior Championships, moves onto Perth for the next event on the current Australian Pro Tour calendar.
Previously, local South Australian Amber Marshall and New Zealander Valentina Ivanov took the doubles honours after defeating the combination of German Patricia Boentgen and Lisa Mays of NSW in straight sets, 7-5 6-2.
After a close tussle in the first set, Marshall and Ivanov proved a class above, cruising to their first ITF World Tennis Tour title together.
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