CENTRAL Coast player Troy Lockwood made it two wins from two appearances at the Taree Tennis Open.
Lockwood, the 2010 champion and No 1 seed this year, beat No 2 seed Miladan Pepsic from Sydney in three sets to secure the open men's title.
Hot and windy conditions tested the resolve of the players. Pepsic started the final strongly, winning the opening set. But Lockwood showed his experience to win the next, then close out the game comfortably in the last.
However, it was still a successful tournament for the promising Pepsic. He won the under 18 singles while he also teamed with Antoni Trajkavski to win the open doubles.
A 14-year-old, Cody Pearson, was a semi-finalist in the open men's singles.
He was eventually beaten by Lockwood.
There was an upset in the women's singles when No 1 seed Chloe Costello was beaten in the quarter finals. The event was eventually won by the No 2 seed Rhiannon Marlin who accounted for Sarah Brown in the final.
Marlin then made it a double by teaming with Gianni Martine to win the doubles. They beat the defending champions, the mother-and-daughter combination of Monique and Barbara Burton in the final.
The under 18 girls singles was an all Sydney final with Kayleigh Eady defeating Shuhbika Dubey.
Tournament director Sean Van Munster, the coach at Taree Tennis Centre, said the open ran smoothly despite the weather.
The event is an Australian Money Tournament while also carrying national ranking points. Van Munster said it is growing in popularity with players and he added the quality of tennis throughout the three days was excellent.
It will be on again in 2014.
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