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.
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.
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.
Rodionova reached the final after a tough battle against Fourlis, taking the match 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(2).
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.
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.
Sweeny will face James McCabe, a player in his first ITF final.
McCabe defeated Aaron Addison 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinal.