Hives, Szabo fire in play-offs: Pictures

Ballarat’s Zoe Hives capped a great week by winning yesterday’s women’s open singles final at the Bendigo Bank Winter JT and AMT tournament.

The No. 2 seed, Hives took on No. 1 seed Viktorija Rajicic in the final.

Hives scored a 6-2 6-3 victory in the clash on the Bendigo Tennis Association’s hardcourts in Nolan Street.

Wildcard Jordan Szabo faced No.7 seed Samuel Thompson in the men’s open singles decider.

After a 6-3 loss in the first set, Szabo struck back to win the next, 6-3.

The deciding set went to a tie-breaker.

Szabo won the breaker, 7-3, and the championship.

The top seeds, Zoe Duff and Eve Rushan-Humphries met in the 16-under girls’ singles final.

The No.1 seed, Duff won 6-1 6-4.

It was the same scenario in the 16-under boys’ as No.1 seed Stephen Tomkins scored a 7-5 6-1 win against No.2 seed Alex Endenburg.

14-under girls: Kristen Antonopoulos (2) d Alexandra San Andres (1) 6-4 6-2.

14-under boys: Jordan Butts (3) d Callum Robinson (4) 7-6 (4) 7-5.

12-under boys: Daniel Paveska (2) d Jasper Benson (1) 6-4 6-2.

10-under boys: Jack Bassett (4) d Thomas Hamilton 6-4.  

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