Lee Jae-moon (KDB) and Baek Da-yeon (NH Bank) won the men’s and women’s singles titles at the Hana Securities 78th Korea Tennis Championships. Lee defeated Jung Yoon-seong (Uijeongbu City Hall) 2-1 (1-6 6-3 7-5) in the men’s singles final on the final day of the tournament at Gimcheon Sports Town in Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province. It was a year of revenge for Lee, who lost 0-2 (3-6 2-6) to Jung in the final of the tournament last year.
However, 슬롯게이밍 Jung, who was trying to win his third consecutive tournament title, was unable to hold on to the first set lead and lost the title to Lee Jae-moon. Earlier in the women’s singles final, Baek Da-yeon defeated Kim Nari (Suwon City Hall) in straight sets .Baek led 5-0 in the first set before Kim withdrew due to a left thigh injury. Baek, who won the title for the first time at the Korean Championships, will fly out of Korea at 1 a.m. on June 6 to compete in the Billie Jean King Cup Playoffs against Brazil.
“I hope to play well against Brazil in the Billie Jean King Cup and advance to the final round,” said Baek, who won a bronze medal in the women’s doubles event at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games with Lee Jung-young (NH Bank). “After Brazil, I plan to compete in a $100,000 tournament in Japan, and in the 2024 season, I hope to compete in a tournament with a higher prize pool than the $15,000 prize pool that I mainly played this year.” The men’s and women’s singles winners of the Korean Championships will receive 10 million won each.