LAHAINA, January 30, 2017
The $75,000 SportMaster Tennis Championships of Maui came to an end on Sunday with Hyeon Chung of Korea winning in straight sets over Taro Daniel from Japan.
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, 6-1 in one hour and 29 minutes.
“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. By claiming his eighth ATP Challenger crown, the 19-year-old takes away $10,800 in prize money as well as 80 ATP ranking points.
Krajicek/Withrow Take Doubles Title
In the all-US-American, doubles final, Austin Krajicek and Jackson Withrow pulled off a straight set win over Bradley Klahn and 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 $125,000 ATP Challenger event.