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No. 1 seed Mueller goes for singles title today at Van Der Meer

Top-seeded Alexandra Mueller continued to roll through the singles draw, but she and partner Whitney Jones fell in straight sets in the doubles final Saturday at the ITF Head/Tail Activewear Women's $10K tennis tournament at Van Der Meer Tennis Center.

Fellow Americans Macall Harkins and Amanda McDowell beat Mueller and Jones 6-3, 6-3 in the doubles final, denying Mueller her second consecutive doubles crown after she won last week in Carson, Calif.

But Mueller will have an opportunity for redemption when she takes on Australian Bojana Bobusic in the singles final at 9 a.m. today.

Mueller advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jan Abaza; she has dropped only 13 games in four matches. Bobusic won a first-set tiebreaker, then cruised through the second set for a 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory over Dianne Hollands in the other semifinal.

ITF Head/Tail Activewear Results

Saturday, at Hilton Head Island; ITF Women's Circuit

SINGLES -- SEMIFINALS

Alexandra Mueller (US) def. Jan Abaza (US) 6-3, 6-1

Bojana Bobusic (AUS) def. Dianne Hollands (NZL) 7-6 (5), 6-1

DOUBLES -- FINAL

Macall Harkins (US)/Amanda McDowell (US) def. Whitney Jones (US)/Alexandra Mueller (US) 6-3, 6-3

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