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Schalken Wins Indonesia Open

January 14, 1996

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ Fifth-seeded Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands earned his first singles title, defeating Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to win the Indonesia Open.

Playing on an indoor hard court at the Senayan Tennis Stadium, Schalken, ranked 69th in the world, needed about an hour to beat the 67th-ranked El Aynaoui.

Schalken produced six aces and broke El Aynaoui twice to win the first set in 32 minutes. Schalken had two service breaks again in the second set, before ending the match with an ace.

``My service was very good,″ said Schalken, who finished with 11 aces.

El Aynaoui, who upset third-ranked Thomas Muster last week in the semifinals of the Qatar Open and beat top-seeded Paul Haarhuis of the Netherlands in this tournament, was inconsistent with his forehands.

In the doubles final, the second-seeded team of Rick Leach and Scott Melville defeated fellow Americans Kent Kinnear and Dave Randall 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.

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