Nick Lindahl on the money
TOP men's seed Nick Lindahl blasted his way to a dominant straight sets victory in the singles final of the Australian Money Tournament Platinum tennis event at Grafton yesterday.
Lindahl crushed his final opponent Jake Whynan 6-0, 6-1 in a powerful display, which justified his top seeding in the tournament and his current Australian ranking of 27.
The Central Coast player has been ranked in the top 10 Australian players in the past and showed why with his almost flawless finals performance over Whynan.
"It was impressive to watch and one of the quickest matches of the weekend," tournament director Andrew Weatherstone said.
The women's singles event was won by Victorian Azra Hadzic, who defeated New Zealand's fourth-ranked woman, Leela Beattie 6-2, 6-2.
The Kiwi went one better in the doubles event, however, teaming with Emelyn Starr to claim the final.
Grafton's rising female talent, Taylah Beckman, managed to pick up some crucial ranking points after making the final of the consolation competition, Weatherstone said.
Beckman was beaten by Rebecca Stewart in the final but didn't go down without a fight, losing 10-8 in a third-set tiebreak.
The men's doubles was won by Scott Poudziunas and Gavin Van Perperzeel.
Nick Lindahl def Jake Whynan
Azra Hadzic def Leela Beattie
Scott Poudziunas and Gavin Van Perperzeel def Leon Croft and Alex Trawleny
6-1, 3-6, 10-4
Leela Beattie and Emelyn Starr def Sonya Balic and Alexandra Osbourne