23 Dec 2011

Statham and Jones take NZ tennis title

6:10 am on 23 December 2011

Second seed Ruben Statham has beaten top seed Artem Sitak to claim the New Zealand Tennis Championship title in Albany.

Statham won in 2 tie-break sets.

Top seed Sacha Jones beat former 11 time champion and 4th seed Leanne Baker 6-3 6-4 to take the women's title.