New South Welshman Adam Feeney had more than one reason to celebrate yesterday's men's singles victory in the 2012 Cliffs Esperance Tennis International.
The 27-year-old sixth seed came from a set down to defeat South Australian and seventh seed Alex Bolt, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2.
However, the right-hander said his engagement to girlfriend Nikita Sayle also brought him much pleasure.
“Saturday was actually our five year anniversary and I surprised her, Nikita, on Friday,” Feeney said.
“We took a trek down to Lover’s Beach and I thought it was an appropriate name and place.
“I had sourced out a few areas during the week and I always had it (proposing) in my mind.
“I wanted to do it here when I knew she was coming over – I was lucky enough to get a ‘yes’ out of it.”