14 Mar 2009

Doubles win for King-Turner and Jones

11:42 am on 14 March 2009

The New Zealand combination of Dan King-Turner and GD Jones won their fourth Futures tennis doubles title together after a straight set win against their Chinese opponents at the US$15,000 tournament at Albany Tennis Park in Auckland.

The local duo were too good as they beat Mao-Xin and Xin-Yuan Yu from China 6-3 6-4 after several rain delays meant the final was played under lights.

Jones and King-Turner will play together in the Hamilton and Wellington events over the next two weeks.

Jones is at a current high ATP doubles ranking of 306 while King-Turner stands at 296 after being as high as 182.

In the women's US$10,000 Futures doubles final the pair of So-Jung Kim(Korea) and Ayaka Maekawa(Japan) defeated the Australian team of Alison Bai and Renee Binnie 7-5 7-6(4).