KUBLER CLAIMS ANOTHER TITLE IN CANBERRA


Photograph: Anastasia Kachalkova (Pro-Sport)

Jason Kubler has done it again, backing up last week’s trophy with another one at the ITF M25 event in Canberra.


Kubler claimed the Canberra double after coming from behind to defeat in-form wildcard Omar Jasika 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) in an hour and 54 minutes.


The Queenslander overcame a very slow start to work his way into the match and lift his 12th ITF singles title.


Kubler has now won his past 10 matches in a row and moves to an impressive 13 wins and four losses for the 2022 season.


His live ranking currently sits at No. 206 and if he can keep this sort of form up, then he’ll no doubt break into the top 200 and beyond later in the year.


Adding to the Aussie success in Canberra were brothers Jason and Adam Taylor who took out the doubles title at the ITF M25 in Canberra.


The pair defeated second seeds Matthew Romios and Ukrainian Eric Vanshelboim 7-6(6), 4-6, 14-12 in an hour and 45 minutes.


The siblings capped off a great week - in which they beat the top two seeds - by winning their sixth ITF doubles title as a pair and their first since 2019.


Also tasting doubles success was Arina Rodionova, who teamed up with India’s Ankita Raina to take out the title at the ITF W60 event in Canberra.


The No. 1 seeds defeated Aussie Alana Parnaby and Mexico’s Fernanda Contreras Gomez 4-6, 6-2, 11-9 in an hour and 25 minutes.


It’s Rodionova’s third ITF doubles title for the year and her 31st overall while Raina picked up her 22nd ITF doubles title and her second for 2022.


The singles final was won by Korean Su Jeong Jang, who defeated Japan’s Yuki Naito 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 45 minutes.


The best Australian performance came from Olivia Gadecki, who bowed out in the semifinals courtesy of a 6-7(0), 5-7 loss to eventual winner Jeong Jang.