TWO visitors claimed the Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club’s open singles titles on Monday.
Torquay’s Olivia Rich and Geelong’s Matt Hicks secured straight set victories over past winner Monika Wejnert (6-2, 6-4) and former south-west resident Oliver Good (6-2, 6-3).
Rich, now a three-time winner of the March long weekend open, was exhausted but pleased after her win over Wejnert, a former Australian Open main draw competitor.
“I was happy with the way I played,” she said.
“I was pretty consistent and made a lot of my first serves, so that was good today, as I haven't been doing that throughout the tournament.”
Rich, 23, was happy to secure another win – eight years after she won it as a 15-year-old.
“It's nice to come back a few years later and do the same thing,” she said.
The Torquay resident said the competition was a yearly tradition for her family, with Rich stating she had been travelling to Warrnambool’s long weekend tennis tournament since she was nine years old.