Top Estonian men's tennis player Mark Lajal reached the finals of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) M15 tournament in Monastir, Tunisia, losing in three sets to Rigele Te (China) 6:3, 3:6, 7:5
Ranked 643th in the world, Lajal, aged 19, was in his second final in the Tunisian city – last week he defeated Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (France) in three sets, 6:2, 3:6, 6:3.
Meanwhile and closer to home, women's player Elena Malõgina, ranked 414th in the world, lost her semi-final encounter in Pärnu in straight sets, 6:1, 6:4, to Gergana Topalova (Bulgaria).
Topalova faces Weronika Falkowska (Poland) in the final, and is also through to the women's doubles in Pärnu.
The Pärnu competition is an ITF event; Tallinn has been awarded a prestigious WTA250 tournament for this autumn.
Editor: Andrew Whyte