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Apisah wins K79,000 ITF title

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Papua New Guinean tennis star Abigail Tere-Apisah won a US$25,000 (about K79,000) ITF  doubles title over the weekend in Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States.
Playing with American Sabrina Santa-Maria for the first time, the pair won their first match in a third set tiebreak 10-5 and did not drop a set all the way to the final.
In the final, they played Sophie Chang and familiar foe Alexandra Mueller, both of the United States.
Mueller had earlier defeated Apisah 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinal stage to advance to the semi-finals and looked to defeat Apisah once again.
However, that was not to be as Apisah and Santa-Maria proved too strong, winning 6-4, 6-0 avenging her loss to the American.
This victory now puts Apisah at two ITF titles since establishing herself as a professional player almost two years ago.
Currently ranked at 386, Apisah travels to Europe to play a US$100,000 (K319,000) tournament in Manchester, United Kingdom, before travelling to Tajikistan in July to play Fed Cup for Pacific Oceania.

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