Cabrera, Sweeny Win UTR Pro Tennis Series In Brisbane

Lizette Cabrera (photo: Jason O’Brien / Tennis Australia)

TA Press Release, August 16, 2020

Townsville’s Lizette Cabrera from Queensland has won her second UTR Pro Tennis Series event in Brisbane on Friday, while 19-year-old Dane Sweeny of Queensland won his first.

Cabrera extended her match-winning streak to six with a 7-5, 5-7, 10-1 victory over Naiktha Bains in the women’s final. It was the fourth straight decider Cabrera contested in Brisbane, the 22-year-old twice finishing runner-up to Maddison Inglis early in the series.

“It’s been really good. I mean, nothing beats match play and I think because we’ve been training for so long it kind of gave me a bit of excitement, something to look forward to,” said Cabrera, quoted by Tennis Australia.

Dane Sweeny defeated Blake Ellis 6-4, 7-6(4) in the men’s final.

A new men’s and women’s Pool A competition will start in Sydney on Saturday.


Series 2 – Event 1 Pool A


Women’s final

Lizette Cabrera (Qld) def. Naiktha Bains (GBR) 7-5 5-7 [10-1]

Men’s final

Dane Sweeny (Qld) def. Blake Ellis (Qld) 6-4 7-6(4)