22 Dec 2011

Top players into tennis finals

6:06 am on 22 December 2011

Defending champion Artem Sitak will play second seed Rubin Statham in the men's final at the New Zealand Tennis Championship in Albany.

Sitak, the top seed beat in-form US college player Ben Mclachlan in straight sets in his semi-final, while in a closer match Statham beat Dan King Turner.

In the women' s final top seed Sacha Jones will play seven time champion Leanne Baker.

Jones beat Heidi Stewart and Baker beat second seed Emily Fanning.