Vesna Marinkov from New South Wales and Victorian Jenson Yokota-Ho have gained nationwide singles titles on the 2022 December Showdown.
Melbourne, Australia, 17 December 2022 | Darren Parkin
Rising star Jenson Yokota-Ho has prevailed in an all-Victorian boys’ singles ultimate within the 12/u Australian Invitational Masters on the December Showdown.
The fourth seed performed flawless tennis on the way in which to a 6-3 6-0 win over a powerful Joel Roney, who additionally loved a sensational week.
“It feels superb,” Yokota-Ho stated.
“To launch all of the strain on the finish, I used to be so nervous on match level however blocked out every part occurring in my head.
“I simply needed to focus nevertheless it feels so good now that it’s completed.
“It’s good to play my first Showdown and to be the place the professionals are going to play. I needed to play every part, so it was nice to do singles, doubles, and blended doubles.”
Yokota-Ho teamed with fellow Victorian Haydon Fa to win the boys’ doubles title and was a blended doubles finalist alongside Queensland’s Tori Russell.
> VIEW: Attracts and outcomes from the 12 and underneath Australian Invitational Masters
Vesna Marinkov lived as much as her high seeding within the ladies’ singles draw, scoring a hard-fought 6-2 4-6 6-2 victory over second seed Emilie Chen in a high-quality ultimate.
“That is loopy,” Marinkov stated after the match.
“It feels big, I’ve been wanting this since I began enjoying. (I’m feeling) so many feelings, completely happy, excited, every part.
“It’s a actually nice occasion. I like it right here, the courts, the environment and every part about Melbourne.”
Marinkov believes her attacking mindset is her largest energy.
“I really like my forehand, serving vast and hitting open courtroom, and once I play aggressive total,” she stated.
Marinkov claimed three nationwide titles this week, additionally scooping the women’ doubles (with Chen) and blended doubles crowns (with Har Abir Sekhon).
12 and underneath Australian Invitational Masters
Ladies’ singles, ultimate
 Vesna Marinkov (NSW) d  Emilie Chen (NSW) 6-2 4-6 6-2
Boys’ singles, ultimate
 Jenson Yokota-Ho (Vic) d  Joel Roney (Vic) 6-3 6-0
Ladies’ doubles, ultimate
 Emilie Chen (NSW)/Vesna Marinkov (NSW) d  Pavitar Pansi (NSW)/Valentyna Rosa (NSW) 6-2 6-1
Boys’ doubles, ultimate
Haydon Fa (Vic)/Jenson Yokota-Ho (Vic) d Roman Filipovic (Vic)/Raphael Savelli (Vic) 6-3 6-2
Blended doubles, ultimate
 Har Abir Sekhon (NSW)/Vesna Marinkov (NSW) d  Jenson Yokota-Ho (Vic)/Tori Russell (Qld) 4-2
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