Top seeds clash in women's open final at Bendigo tennis classic

TOP SHOT: Samuel Thompson plays a cross-court forehand in his semi-final victory of the men's open singles at the Bendigo JWT and AMT classic. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

TOP SHOT: Samuel Thompson plays a cross-court forehand in his semi-final victory of the men's open singles at the Bendigo JWT and AMT classic. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

PICTURES: Bendigo Winter Classic,day three

THE top two seeds, Vikrorija Raijicic and Zoe Hives will play in today’s women’s open final at the Bendigo Bank-backed Winter JT and AMT tournament on the Nolan Street courts.

Raijicic scored a 6-4 7-5 victory in yesterday’s semi-final against No. 4 seed Alana Parnaby.

Hives from Ballarat conceded just three games as she won the semi-final clash with Monika Rajicic, 6-1 6-2.

The men’s open final will be No. 7 seed Samuel Thompson against wildcard Jordan Szabo.

In the semis, Szabo hit back from a 3-6 loss in the first set to win the next two against Mario Matejeck, 6-4 6-1.

Thompson defeated Jack Thiessen, 6-4 7-6 (6).

The 16-under girls’ final will be a duel between Zoe Duff and Eve Roshan-Humphries.

The highest ranked players in the 16-under boys’ competition, Stephen Tomkins and Alex Enderburg meet in the grand final on the Nolan Street hardcourts.

Tomkins won the semi-final clash with Bendigo’s No. 8 seed Tane Thomas, 6-2 6-1.

Endenberg scored a 6-2 6-0 victory in his clash with Easton Smyth.

The 12-under girls singles title was won by Kate Tomkins.

Today’s action hits off at 9am.

There is $5000 in prizemoney up for grabs across the various singles and doubles competitions.

Victoria’s Minister for Sport Damian Drum will be special guest at today’s finals. 

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