Patrick McKendry is a rugby and boxing writer for the Herald.

Tennis: Sitak claims ITF title

Kiwi Artem Sitak. Photo / Supplied
Kiwi Artem Sitak. Photo / Supplied

It has been a good weekend for New Zealand men's tennis with three titles in Asian ITF Futures events.

Davis Cup player Artem Sitak won the singles title at the US$10,000 Futures at Phnom Penh, Cambodia, beating British fourth seed Alexander Ward 6-4 6-7(3) 7-6(4) for the title. It is Sitak's first ITF singles title of the year and his fifth of his career.

Earlier Marcus Daniell and British doubles partner, Richard Grabb won their second consecutive tournament in as many weeks as they defeated Wan Gao (China) and Nedunchezhiyan 6-1 7-6(5) for the title at the same event.

In Indonesia at the US$15,000 Jakarta Futures Michael Venus and German partner, Tim Puetz have won the doubles title. They beat the top seeded Australians Brydan Klein and Dane Propoggia 7-5 6-3 in the final.


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