American Bradley Klahn has won the 2014 Charles Sturt Adelaide International after beating Japans Tatsuma Ito 6-3 7-6 in windy conditions at West Lakes Tennis Club.
Klahn quickly adapted to the tricky conditions and won the first set comfortably against Ito. In the second set the American number one seed claimed an early break and looked set to claim the match when serving at 5-3 however Ito managed to break Klahn and force the set to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak the Japanese third seed had set points but was unable to convert and Klahn eventually claimed a nail biting the tie break 11-9 to seal the match and the 2014 title.
It was Klahn’s second Challenger win of the year and moves his ranking up to the mid 60’s meaning he will now get direct entry to most top level ATP events around the world.
In the doubles American Jamere Jenkins and New Zealands Marcus Daniel beat third seeds Rubin Stathan and Australian Dane Propoggia. Jenkins and Daniel, who were playing together for the first time this week were too strong on serve and won the match 6-4 6-4.
In the Wheelchair ITF Futures tournament number one seed Keegan Oh-Chee from New South Wales took out the title against local talent Henry De Cure in an entertaining match, 6-4 6-2. Keegan made it two from two when him and his partner Jerry Markoja took out the doubles title against Henry De Cure and Stephan Rochecouste 6-2 6-1.
That concludes the Charles Sturt Adelaide International, congratulations to all involved in a great week and thank you to the people of the West Lakes Tennis Club for their tireless work to put the event together. Photos from the 9 day event will be put here on the site in the coming days so stay tuned.