25 Feb 2014

Wild card takes title in Australia

News Article

Luke Saville (AUS) and Jarmere Jenkins (USA)

HAPPY VALLEY, AUSTRALIA: Top seed Jarmere Jenkins produced stellar tennis at Happy Valley Tennis Club to defeat local Luke Saville in the final of the City of Onkaparinga Tennis International.

Saville had reached the final after coming back from a set down for the second successive round to beat second seed Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan in Saturday’s semifinal 36 61 64.

Jenkins joined him in the title match, by also staging a semifinal recovery from a set down to record a 46 60 75 defeat of Australian Jordan Thompson, the tournament’s third seed.

The American wild card entrant produced top form tennis in front of a big crowd at Happy Valley Tennis Club to defeat Saville 62 63 to pick up his second ITF Futures title after winning his first on home soil in 2013.