The 35th edition of the Internationaux de tennis junior de Repentigny ended on Saturday at Parc Larochelle with the coronations of Alexander Blockx and Ella Seidel.
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The Belgian, seeded sixth, was crowned by defeating in the final the Romanian Mihai Alexandru Coman (7th) in two sets of 7-6 (1) and 6-2.
The finalists knew each other very well before the final match, since they teamed up the day before to get their hands on the doubles title.
The European pair beat Canadians Aleksandar Mitric and Sasha Rozdin 6-4, 6-2 on Friday night.
In the duel of the day, however, Blockx did not make a gift to its doubles partner. He quickly took a 3-0 lead in the first set and shrugged off Coman’s comeback by winning the tiebreaker.
Then, on the second assault, the 17-year-old imposed his rhythm and was quick to savor the victory.
On the girls’ side, Canadian Mia Kupres’ faller, Ella Seidel, took top honors. The German (8th) defeated the Japanese Sara Saito (5th) in two sets of 6-4 and 6-2.
Seidel remained in control of the match, even after seeing her opponent re-energize midway through the first set.
The 17-year-old player, who occupied the 50th world junior rank of the International Tennis Federation, should thus climb a few rungs after this fruitful stay in the Lanaudière region.
The National Bank Open Junior Tennis Championships will be back from August 25 to September 2, 2023.