Guelph’s Sonja Molnar has chalked up her first International Tennis Federation (ITF) professional tennis tournament victory.
The 22-year-old won the singles title at the ITF $10,000 Pro Tennis Tournament in Martinique. She also reached the semifinals in doubles.
Molnar, the seventh seed at the tournament, topped top-seeded Sherazad Benamar of France in the finals by a 6-2, 6-0 score.
A graduate of Centennial CVI, Molnar went on to star for the Iowa University tennis team. She lives in Guelph and trains at the local Royal City Tennis Club, where she is coached by Harry Greenan.
Molnar entered the tournament ranked No. 891 in the world and her ranking will improve drastically with the win, said a news release.
The ITF women’s circuit provides entry level tournaments enabling players to eventually reach the Women’s Tennis Association tour.