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Day Eight – Chung Clinches TCOM Title

Lahaina, Hawaii January 29, 2017– The 2017 SportMaster Tennis Championships of Maui came to an end today with Hyeon Chung (KOR) winning straight sets over Taro Daniel (JPN). In the first set, it was all Daniel as he went two breaks, 5-2 on Chung. Miraculously, Chung kept his head in the game to get back on serve and eventually take the set to a tiebreak and win the set. The next set was all Chung. Chung didn’t allow Daniel to get any rhythm and would eventually take the championship 7-6(3), 6-1.

“He dominated pretty well this week,” complimented Daniel. “I thought the level of the match was pretty decent and I’ll go away from this week pretty satisfied.”

In a brief post-match interview, a relieved Chung thanked his team, parents, and fans.

In the all-American, doubles final, Austin Krajicek/Jackson Withrow pulled off a straight set win over Bradley Klahn/ Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 6-3. This was Klahn’s third final at Maui Challenger event.

“This place is always special for me,” said Klahn. “After being out two years, it’s great to play competitive tennis again.”

Many of players will travel to the RBC Tennis Championships in Dallas Texas, a $125k level Challenger event.

 
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Posted January 31, 2017 in: News by Ryan Trujillo