14 Jun 2010

Double tennis success for New Zealand

6:48 pm on 14 June 2010

The New Zealand tennis player, Michael Venus, has won the men's singles and doubles finals at an ITF tournament in Loomis, California.

Venus came back from a setback in the second set of the singles final to beat Bulgaria's Dimitar Kutrovsky 7-6 1-6 6-3.

Venus then continued his winning run with fellow New Zealander Marcus Daniell in the doubles final, defeating Australians Rubin Statham and Nima Roshan 6-4 6-4.

Daniell also claimed the doubles title at the Heineken Open in Auckland earlier this year.

Venus is studying at a US university on a tennis scholarship.