Tamsyn Leevey (NZ) bt  Dianne Desira
(Aus) 9/7, 9/6, 9/1
Leevey collects another Title
Gary Denvir reports
New Zealand's Tamsyn Leevey picked up her second WISPA
tour title in the space of seven days.
The world number 31 took the Central Open in Palmerston North, just a
week after winning the Taranaki Open in New Plymouth.
The top seed proved too strong for Australia's Dianne Desira in the
final, beating the second seed in straight games in just 32 minutes.
Leevey started slowly but fought back strongly to take the first game
9/7. After an even battle early in the second, the kiwi again produced
the better finish to win 9/6. Leevey then stepped up a gear, romping to
a 9/1 victory in the third.
Leevey says she's thrilled to pick up another title, and that experience
has played a significant role in the win.
"I haven't felt particularly confident about my game this week, but I
knew if I hung in there I'd be okay. I felt I had the edge over the rest
of the field after winning in New Plymouth, and that's the way it's
The WISPA Tour now heads north for the Hamilton Open next weekend.
Leevey will lose her top seed status for the event, with fellow kiwi and
world number 14 Shelley Kitchen also playing.
Leevey says she'd like nothing better than to meet Kitchen in the final.
"I've enjoyed the last couple of weeks, but it's a far more exciting
challenge to meet a top 20 ranked player".