MUNICH, November 23, 2022 (by Dietmar Kaspar)
M25 Columbus USA – Alexander Bernard captures maiden trophy
The Columbus ITF M25, held at TY Tucker Tennis Center in Ohio, concluded with the title win of left-handed teenager Alexander Bernard.
The 19-year-old battled down his No. 4 seeded fellow US-American John McNally, the older brother of WTA professional Catherine McNally, in the semi-finals in three sets.
Czech qualifier Matej Vocel continued his great run, beating Moldovan wildcard entry Alexander Cozbinov in the stage of the final four in straight sets.
Salem-born Bernard benefited in the title match from the retirement of his 25-year-old rival at the score 2-6, 6-1, 3-1 after 93 minutes. The No. 5 seed, who was ranked ITF No. 9 as a junior, celebrated his first title on the Pro Circuit.
M25 Heraklion GRE – Jakub Mensik prevails in Crete
Teenager Jakub Mensik from the Czech Rebublic succeeded at the M25 Heraklion tournament hosted by Nama Golden Beach Hotel.
The former junior’s World No. 2 cruised past French No. 2 seed Titouan Droguet in the semi-finals in straight sets.
Ukrainian No. 8 seed Oleksandr Ovcharenko battled through the top half of the draw, beating No. 4 seeded Frenchman Terence Atmane in the semis in three sets.
Seventeen-year-old Mensik earned one break and four points more in the championship match to prevail 6-4, 7-6 in about two hours. The Prostejov native, who finished runner-up to US-American Bruno Kuzuhara after three hours and 43 minutes at the Australian Open Junior Championships this season, lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour following his maiden championship in Allershausen this summer.
M25 Traralgon AUS – Edward Winter clinches maiden trophy on home soil
Teenager Edward Winter is the champion of the Latrobe City Traralgon International #1 hosted by the Traralgon Tennis Association.
The 18-year-old Australian made the last step to the final by defeating US-American No. 2 seed Kyle Seelig in two sets.
No. 3 seed Tristan Schoolkate set the all-Australian final with a straight-set win against his top seeded countryman Omar Jasika.
Adelaide-born Winter broke his 21-year-old opponent in the title match for four times and dropped one servivce-game to seal a 6-4, 6-2 victory in 84 minutes. The No. 3 seed celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit.
M25 Mumbai IND – Dominik Palan wins another title on hard court
Dominik Palan was victorious at the MSLTA Mens 25K Tennis Championship 2022, held at Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association.
The 22-year-old Czech knocked off the tournament’s top favourite Oliver Crawford from the United States in the semi-finals in two sets.
Ryuki Matsuda from Japan benefited in the stage of the last four from the retirement of Indian Digvijay Pratap Singh at the score of 6-4, 1-0.
No. 4 seeded Palan won 76 per cent of his first-service points and gained two breaks more in the championship match to triumph 6-4, 6-4 after one hour and 47 minutes. The Hodonin native lifted his third career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved on hard court.
M25 Sharm El Sheikh EGY – Marek Gengel remains solid in Sharm El Sheikh
Marek Gengel got the championship of the Egypt Men’s Future, hosted by Soho Square in Sharm El Sheikh, without losing a set.
The Czech No. 3 seed stopped the run of Egyptian wild card entry Karim-Mohamed Maamoun in the stage of the final four.
Amir Elsayed from Egypt reached the final with a straight-set win against Chinese No. 4 seed Bu Yunchaokete.
Twenty-seven-year-old Gengel fired 10 aces in the title match and won 81 per cent of his first-service games to claim victory with 6-3, 6-1 in about one hour. The Rakovnik native celebrated his seventh singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved in Sharm El Sheikh.
M15 Boca Raton USA – Blu Baker wins debut title
Blu Baker clinched the trophy of the MNO Tennis Classic, held at DM Tennis Performance at Mission Bay in Florida.
The 21-year-old Briton cruised past No. 2 seed Roberto Cid Subervi from the Dominican Republic in the semi-finals in straight sets.
Arvid Nordquist emerged victorious from the all-Swedish semifinal-battle against Lucas Renard in three sets.
Newport-born Baker broke his 24-year-old rival in the championship match for four times by dropping two service-games to prevail 7-6, 6-2 after more than two hours. The No. 5 seed lifted his first singles trophy on the Pro Circuit
M15 East Lansing USA – Alex Michelsen captures maiden title
The Capital City Summer Classic, hosted by MSU Tennis Center in Michigan, concluded with the title win of teenager Alex Michelsen.
The 18-year-old US-American edged out Australian No. 5 seed Mitchell Harper in the semi-finals in three sets.
Alexander Kotzen won the all-US-American semifinal-clash against qualifier Ronald Hohmann in straight sets.
No. 3 seeded Michelsen sent down six aces in the title match and won 78 per cent of his first-service points to secure a 7-6, 6-1 victory in 78 minutes. The Laguna Hills native celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit and capped his dream week with the doubles-trophy alongside his teenaged countryman Learner Tien.
M15 Lujan ARG – Matias Franco Descotte triumphs on home soil
Matias Franco Descotte took the title of the M15 Lujan tournament held at Lujan Tenis Club.
In the all-Argentinian semi-finals, the No. 4 seed fought past veteran Gabriel Alejandro Hidalgo in three sets.
Lorenzo Joaquin Rodriguez advanced to the final with a straight-set win against his compatriot Santiago de la Fuente.
Buenos Aires-born Descotte earned one break and one point more in the championship match to succeed 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 after two hours and 21 minutes. The 28-year-old lifted his eighth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Lima PER – Victor Lilov claims maiden trophy
Teenager Victor Lilov emerged victorious at the Copa Federacion, hosted by Rinconada Country Club.
The former junior’s World No. 3 booked the spot in the final with a straight-set win against Peruvian No. 2 seed Arklon Huertas del Pino.
Top favourite Jorge Brian Panta eased past his No. 3 seeded fellow Peruvian Conner Huertas del Pino, the younger brother of Arklon, in the semi-finals in two sets.
Eighteen-year-old Lilov gained two breaks more in the title match to seal a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 comeback-win lasting two hours and 20 minutes. The Canada-born, who is representing the United States, celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit.
M15 Antalya TUR – Alexander Weis captures back-to-back titles in Belek
After his title win at the same place three weeks ago followed by a tournament-break, Alexander Weis was crowned champion again at the Antalya Series, held at Megasaray Tennis Academy in Antalya.
The 25-year-old Italian knocked out the tournament’s top seed Daniel Michalski from Poland in the semi-finals in two sets.
German No. 2 seed Timo Stodder, who played college tennis for the University of Tennessee, advanced to the final with a straight-set win against No. 7 seeded Spaniard Jorge Martinez Martinez.
No. 4 seeded Weis capitalized on five of his 11 break-point chances in the championship match and lost three service-games to prevail 6-4, 6-4 after one hour and 38 minutes. The Bolzano native lifted his third career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won on clay.
M15 Monastir TUN – Robert Strombachs wins another title on hard court
Robert Strombachs clinched the trophy of the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, hosted by Hotel Skanes Family.
The 23-year-old German took the last step to the final by defeating Italian No. 8 seed Andrea Picchione in two sets.
Polish junior entry Olaf Pieczkowski beat Andrea Guerrieri in the semi-finals in straight sets.
In a one-sided title match, No. 5 seeded Strombachs earned the only five breaks to claim a 6-1, 6-2 victory in 75 minutes. The Berlin native celebrated his fourth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved on hard court.