YOUNGSTER Bale Ravusua made a stunning comeback performance to win the Labasa Junior Boys Tennis Singles Masters at the Nasoka Tennis grass court last week.
The 14-year-old struggled to find his rhythm during the two-day tournament, however, he bounced back when it mattered the most, knocking opponents at the eliminating stages.
The Labasa Sangam College student thumped last year's winner Asheesh Prasad of Waiqele Secondary School 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2 in the final.
He beat Samuela Navuso of Holy Family Secondary School in a nail-biting semi-final 1-6, 7-5 and 6-4 before outsmarting Prasad.
The tournament was restricted to the top eight tennis players in Labasa and was played in a round-robin format.
Ravasua broke Prasad early in the first set to take a 3-0 lead. He secured the first set with some powerful hits.
Prasad did not want to let go of his title easily and stormed back into the game to take the second set 6-3.
However, Ravasua shifted into top gear in the decider and armed with his powerful serve, comfortably won the third set 6-2.
Prasad said Ravasua played well in the final.
"Bale's serve was the difference today," he said.
"He served really well. There was nothing I could do when he was serving like that."
Ravasua said he found his rhythm in the later stages of the tournament.
"I was not playing well in the tournament but everything just sort of came together in the final," Ravasua said.
"My serve was unbelievable. I was serving very hard and accurately."
Apart from winning the tournament trophy, Ravasua also won a return air ticket to Suva and a two nights' accommodation at the Inter-Continental Resort in Sigatoka.