Former ITF wheelchair tennis world number two Mick Connell from Sydney won his seventh consecutive singles title at the South Pacific Wheelchair Tennis Open in another dominant display defeating Jerry Markoja from Wollongong 6-3, 6-1.
Connell defeated New Zealander Travis Moffat from Christchurch in the quarter final 6-1, 6-1 with the Kiwi, last year’s finalist, making a return from injury and not 100 per cent match fit. He then disposed of number one seed Keegan Oh-Chee in the semi-final 6-2, 6-1 with the score line no indication of the quality of the match on his way to the final.
Connell teamed up with fellow Sydneysider Stephan Rochecouste to defeat Jerry Markoja and Henry de Cure from Adelaide 3-6, 6-2, 13-11 in a real thriller to take out the doubles title.
In the consolation draw which is played in a round-robin format, Anderson Parker came out on top with local North Nowra resident Jim Chivers running second.