Brendon back for more
PLAYING in the Sawtell RSL Seaside Open tournament for the fourth time, Lismore's Brendon Moore admitted that just getting to the final was thrill.
"I'd made it to the semi's every year, so I broke the curse I guess," he said after winning the final over Manly's Jimmy Rigg 7-6, 6-4.
"I was probably more happy with winning the semi than the final."
Leading up to the final, Moore was confident of his chances of taking the title.
Playing most of his tennis on the Futures Tour, Moore admits that the cut-throat atmosphere of having to win four matches just to qualify for a main draw helped prepare him for the pressure of the final.
"It helps a lot more because you know what to expect and you lear to deal with it when you're constantly in that situation," he explained.
"It helps out a lot."
One aspect of the four day tournament that Moore probably wasn't prepared for was the wind and rain that was on offer on the weekend.
The final against the left-handed Rigg was played in windy conditions that hampered the serving of both players.
"It was very difficult to play in the conditions," the 21 year-old said.
"I think it evened up most of the players and in the end you weren't playing against each other, you were competing against the weather more."