Jasika Earns Burnie International Title

Omar Jasika (photo: Burnie International)

BURNIE/STARNBERG, February 4, 2024

Omar Jasika has clinched his second ATP Challenger Tour career title by winning the 2024 HCI Burnie International 1. Following his triumph at the same place seven years ago, the 26-year-old Australian defeated his compatriot Alex Bolt 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3 in Sunday’s singles final at the Burnie Tennis Club.

Burnie is a charming coastal city situated on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Nestled between the Bass Strait and the picturesque hills of the North West Coast Range, Burnie boasts a unique blend of industrial heritage, natural beauty, and a vibrant community spirit.


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Jasika, who successfully qualified for the Australian Open for the third time last month but lost in the first round of the main draw to Hubert Hurkacz from Poland, battled his way to the championship match at the Burnie International through the top half of the draw with wins over local qualifier Scott Jones, top seed Rinki Hijikata from Australia, fifth-seeded Australian Dane Sweeny and Japanese qualifier Shintaro Imai.

The World No. 293 from Melbourne withstood eight aces in the final and broke Bolt’s serve three times to secure victory in one hour and 57 minutes.

Jasika, a winner of nine singles titles on the ITF Pro Circuit, earned $11,200 in prize money as well as 75 ATP Ranking points.

Hon hoists women’s trophy

Priscilla Hon, ITF World Tennis Tour, Burnie International

Priscilla Hon (photo: Burnie International)

Earlier in the day, Priscilla Hon won the title of the women’s hard-court tournament. The 25-year-old Australian defeated Japanese teenager Sara Saito 6-3, 6-0 in the singles final of the ITF World Tennis Tour W75 event.

Second-seeded Hon struck six aces and won 78 per cent of her first-service points and 100 per cent of her second-service points to prevail after one hour and 11 minutes.

The World No. 201 captured her 10th career title on the Pro Circuit. Hon thanked her coach Moose, the club and particularly the ball kids during the on-court celebration.