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Christoper, Lavinia clinch Indonesian Masters titles

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 15 2008   /  10:32 am

Indonesian tennis heartthrob Christoper Benjamin Rungkat and Lavinia Tananta Hartono have won the inaugural Garuda Indonesia Tennis Masters 2008 men's and women's singles after victory in their respective finals in Jakarta on Sunday. Christoper notched up a solid 6-2, 6-0 win against group-mate Nesa Arta in the men's final at the Hotel Sultan Executive Club tennis court in Senayan, Central Jakarta. Lavinia, the women's third seed here, upset her more illustrious fellow finalist and top seed Ayu Fani Damayanti 6-4, 7-5. With their victories, Christoper and Lavinia will take home Rp 100 million (US$9,090) each, from a total Rp 500 million purse. "I'm satisfied with today's result. It means my hard work has paid off," said Christoper, 18, who last May won the junior men's doubles at the French Open with Finnish partner Henri Kontinen. Christoper rounded out a perfect day on Sund...