Lismore Open women’s singles champion Nana Miyakawa from the Gold Coast.
Lismore Open women’s singles champion Nana Miyakawa from the Gold Coast.

Moore ready after quick recovery

DESPITE having to withdraw from the Brisbane International this week, Lismore tennis player Brendan Moore recovered from an illness in time to take out the Lismore Open men's singles yesterday for the second year in a row.

The 25-year-old defeated George Wall 6-1 6-3 in the final and backed up shortly after to win the men's doubles with his younger brother Nathan.

The pair won 6-4 4-6 11-9 in a thriller against Justyn Levin and Peter Tramacchi.

"I was sick last week and had to knock back the Brisbane International," Brendan Moore said.

"It was a bit of a kick in the guts, but it happens. Injury and sickness always seems to find me."

Moore was full of praise for his brother's efforts in the doubles final when the fatigue of his earlier matches kicked in.

"I was exhausted and Nathan pretty much had to carry me through it," Brendan Moore said.

"He saved about four match points and was definitely the reason we won."

Gold Coast player Nana Miyakawa had similar success, taking out the women's singles and doubles finals.

The No 1 seed was forced to three sets but had too much firepower for No 2 seed Britt Huxley in a 6-3 4-6 6-2 win.

"I go out there and just try to enjoy myself," Miyakawa said.

"After I lost the second set I was a bit nervous and knew it was going to be tough.

"My serve and fitness definitely helped. I felt like I was running around like a bunny out there."

Both winners will compete in the three-day Ballina New Year Open starting today.



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