Francoise Abanda wins ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed final

Francoise Abanda wins ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed final

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Francoise Abanda (2) wins three set decider against top seed Carol Zhao  7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5.  Top seed Carol Zhao had also come into the final battle-tested, winning three consecutive three-set matches, but unlike Rubin, she was unable to win the final one, dropping a 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5 decision to No. 2 seed Francoise Abanda in the all-Canadian championship match.

It was nearly three hours before a winner emerged, with each set, and nearly each game, decided by the slimmest of margins.

Zhao served for the first set at 6-5, but didn’t earn a set point in the game, with Zhao’s unforced errors aiding Abanda’s cause.

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