Weekly Roundup: Challenger/ITFResults
August 6, 2012 Leave a comment
ATP Challenger Tour
Dutchman Igor Sijsling earned his third challenger tour title of the year with a straight sets win over Sergei Bubka 6-1 7-5. Sijsling was very strong on serve for much of the game and dominated the Ukranian in the first set dropping just one game. Bubka did manage to break through in the second set and led 4-2 before being pegged back. After saving championship points at 5-4 down in the second, Bubka was not so unfortunate as he could not hold on for the tiebreak and dropped his serve at 6-5.
Neighbouring Belgium also were successful here as the pairing of Ruben Bemelmans and Maxime Authom took the title in the Doubles defeating Aussie pairing of John Peers and John-Patrick Smith in straight sets 6-4 6-2. The pair had been fairly dominant throughout and only dropped one set on the way to the title.
The Slovenian domination of the Chinese challenger events continued as Grega Zemjla made it three in a row with a dominant performance over the Chinese Wu Di. The unseeded Di had took advantage of Aljaz Bedene’s retirement earlier in the tournament to make the final but could not do much against Zemjla, holding just twice in a 6-3 6-0 victory. Zemjla’s title adds to the one he took in An-Ning earlier in July and Aljaz Bedene’s title in Wuhan last week.
Thai brothers Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana followed the Slovenians lead in their domination of the Chinese tournaments by making it three titles in a row in the Doubles. This time, the unlucky pairing in the final were the Indians Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan. The Ratiwatana’s won a final set tiebreaker to earn a 7-6(3) 2-6 10-6 victory.
No.2 seed Guido Pella dropped just one set (the first of the tournament) on his way to victory in Ecuador. Pella broke fellow Argentinian Maximiliano Estevez five times in a 6-4 7-5 victory for the second title of the year, in his first hard court event this year. Peruvian Dulio Beretta and Argentinian Renzo Olivo comprehensively defeated the top seeds Victor Estrella and Joao Souza to win the doubles title in 6-3 6-0 win.
ITF Mens Pro Circuit
USA F22 Futures Ryan ROWE (USA) 6-4 3-6 6-4 Sanam SINGH (IND) 
Austria F4 Futures Nicolas REISSIG (AUT) 6-4 7-6(5) Jose STATHAM (NZL) 
Belgium F6 Futures Yannik REUTER (BEL)  6-3 6-1 Kimmer COPPEJANS (BEL)
Turkey F30 Futures Marin BRADARIC (CRO)  6-3 6-4 Alessandro PETRONE (ITA)
Spain F22 Futures Ivan NAVARRO (ESP)  6-3 6-3 Taro DANIEL (JPN) 
Slovakia F1 Futures Andrej MARTIN (SVK)  1-6 7-6(5) 6-1 Miloslav MECIR (SVK) 
Germany F12 Futures Steven MONEKE (GER)  6-0 6-2 Pablo GALDON (ARG) 
Italy F20 Futures Michael LINZER (AUT)  0-6 6-4 6-2 Leonardo KIRCHE (BRA) 
Great Britain F12 Futures Josh GOODALL (GBR)  6-3 6-3 Mathieu RODRIGUES (FRA) 
Serbia F7 Futures Aldin SETKIC (BIH)  6-2 6-1 Ivan BJELICA (SRB) 
Brazil F19 Futures Tiago LOPES (BRA)  7-5 7-6(2) Thales TURINI (BRA) 
Russia F10 Futures Boy WESTERHOF (NED)  7-5 6-1 Anton ZAITSEV (RUS)
India F12 Futures Saketh MYNENI (IND)  6-3 6-2 Antoine ESCOFFIER (FRA) 
Lithuania F1 Futures Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO (CHI)  6-1 6-1 Joss ESPASANDIN (SUI)
ITF Womens Pro Circuit
100k Vancouver Mallory BURDETTE (USA) 6-3 6-0 Jessica PEGULA (USA)
75k Beijing Qiang WANG (CHN) 6-2 6-4 Yung-Jan CHAN (TPE) 
50k Trnava Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)  w.o Ana SAVIC (CRO)
25k Bad Saulgau Mervana JUGIC-SALKIC (BIH)  6-2 6-4 Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) 
25k Rebecq Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)  6-2 6-1 Myrtille GEORGES (FRA)
25k Moscow Yuliya KALABINA (RUS) 3-6 6-3 6-4 Mayya KATSITADZE (RUS)
10k Vienna Barbara HAAS (AUT) 6-1 6-4 Amandine HESSE (FRA) 
10k Wrexham Chiaki OKADAUE (JPN)  2-6 7-6(6) 6-4 Jade WINDLEY (GBR) 
10k Ankara Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU)  6-1 6-0 Sabina SHARIPOVA (UZB) 
10k Gardone Val Trompia Yuliana LIZARAZO (COL)  7-5 3-6 6-4 Catalina PELLA (ARG) 
10k Fort Worth Elizabeth FERRIS (USA)  6-1 6-1 Dianne HOLLANDS (NZL)
10k Savitaipale Piia SUOMALAINEN (FIN)  3-6 6-3 6-3 Laetitia SARRAZIN (FRA)
10k Santa Cruz de la Sierra Camila SILVA (CHI)  6-4 6-7(1) 6-3 Cecilia COSTA MELGAR (CHI)