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Finalists found at NZ tennis champs

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/12/2016

Top seed Finn Tearney will face internationally-rated doubles player Artem Sitak in the final of the New Zealand tennis championships in Auckland.

Both players breezed through to Saturday's decider, winning their semi-finals in straight sets.

World No.482 Tearney survived an early break to beat Zach Whaanga 7-5 6-1 i blustery conditions.

Doubles world No.62 Sitak, the beaten finalist last year, has a chance to make amends after thrashing Ben Mclachlan 6-2 6-1.

The winner of the final will earn a wildcard entry to the main draw of next month's ASB Classic in Auckland.

The women's final features third seed Jade Lewis, 18, against fourth seed Paige Hourigan.

Lewis upset top seed Erin Routliffe 6-3 6-3 while Hourigan had a tougher time beating second seed Jo Carswell 7-5 7-6.

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