By THE NATION
Hard-hitting Wishaya, 25, deployed an array of weapons including explosive serves and booming groundstrokes to subdue his 20-year-old rival in straight sets, 6-2 6-4, and snatch his first title of the season.
The win was a much-needed mental boost for the Thai No 1, who suffered early losses in his two previous tournaments – the National Championships and the Singha Bangkok Open.
Palaphoom, who won the Bangkok Open earlier this month, bounced back in the doubles final when he and veteran buddy Sonchat Ratiwatana beat Pawich Sonlaksap and Thanapet Chantha 6-4 7-6 (7-5).
In the women’s singles final, Patcharin Cheapchandej brushed aside Palaphoom’s younger sister Punin, claiming the title with a 6-2 6-3 victory. Patcharin also won the women’s doubles alongside close friend Kamonwan Buayam.