Muhammad and Sweeny look to go back-to-back in Canberra

Asia Muhammad from the USA and Australia’s Dane Sweeny and looking to add to their titles won last week in Canberra after advancing to the finals of the second week of ITF 25 tournaments in Canberra.

Asia Muhammad is looking to add back-to-back titles in both singles and doubles in Canberra. (Photo by Rob Keating –

Muhammad advanced to the singles final after defeating Australia’s Priscilla Hon 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. She will meet her doubles partner and no. 1 seed, Arina Rodionova.

Priscilla Hon. (Photo by Rob Keating –

Muhammad and Rodionova later in the day teamed up to win their second doubles title in as many weeks defeating Jaimee Fourlis and Canberra’s Alison Bai for the second week in a row.

Arina Rodionova is the top seed in Canberra. (Photo by Rob Keating –

Rodionova reached the final after a tough battle against Fourlis, taking the match 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(2).

Jaimee Fourlis advances to the net against Arian Rodionova in a semifinal. (Photo by Rob Keating –

Rodionova saved a match point when serving at 5-6 in the third set. She then cruised to victory after a commanding tie-breaker.

Dane Sweeny last week won his maiden professional title when winning the ITF M25 in Canberra. He defeated the top seed Akira Santillan 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to claim the title.

Dane Sweeny advanced to his second final in Canberra. (Photo by Rob Keating –

This week he is again in the final after defeating New Zealand’s Rubin Statham in the semifinals, taking the match 2-6, 7-5, 7-5. Sweeny also backed up on Saturday to win the doubles title with Tu Li.

Rubin Statham stretches wide against Dane Sweeny. (Photo by Rob Keating –

Sweeny will face James McCabe, a player in his first ITF final.

James McCabe against Aaron Addison. (Photo by Rob Keating –

McCabe defeated Aaron Addison 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinal.

Aaron Addison in his semifinal against James McCabe – (Photo by Rob Keating –

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