Weekly Roundup: Challenger/ITFResults

ATP Challenger Tour

Vancouver (Hard)

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.

Beijing (Hard)

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.

Manta (Hard)

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) [3]

Austria F4 Futures Nicolas REISSIG (AUT)     6-4 7-6(5)     Jose STATHAM (NZL) [2]

Belgium F6 Futures Yannik REUTER (BEL) [7]     6-3 6-1     Kimmer COPPEJANS (BEL)

Turkey F30 Futures Marin BRADARIC (CRO) [4]     6-3 6-4     Alessandro PETRONE (ITA)

Spain F22 Futures Ivan NAVARRO (ESP) [1]     6-3 6-3     Taro DANIEL (JPN) [2]

Slovakia F1 Futures Andrej MARTIN (SVK) [1]     1-6 7-6(5) 6-1     Miloslav MECIR (SVK) [6]

Germany F12 Futures Steven MONEKE (GER) [4]     6-0 6-2     Pablo GALDON (ARG) [1]

Italy F20 Futures Michael LINZER (AUT) [4]     0-6 6-4 6-2     Leonardo KIRCHE (BRA) [7]

Great Britain F12 Futures Josh GOODALL (GBR) [1]     6-3 6-3     Mathieu RODRIGUES (FRA) [2]

Serbia F7 Futures Aldin SETKIC (BIH) [4]     6-2 6-1     Ivan BJELICA (SRB) [2]

Brazil F19 Futures Tiago LOPES (BRA) [4]     7-5 7-6(2)     Thales TURINI (BRA) [1]

Russia F10 Futures Boy WESTERHOF (NED) [1]     7-5 6-1     Anton ZAITSEV (RUS)

India F12 Futures Saketh MYNENI (IND) [3]     6-3 6-2     Antoine ESCOFFIER (FRA) [4]

Lithuania F1 Futures Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO (CHI) [1]     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) [2]

50k Trnava Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) [7]     w.o    Ana SAVIC (CRO)

25k Bad Saulgau Mervana JUGIC-SALKIC (BIH) [6]     6-2 6-4     Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) [8]

25k Rebecq Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) [1]     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) [1]

10k Wrexham Chiaki OKADAUE (JPN) [4]     2-6 7-6(6) 6-4     Jade WINDLEY (GBR) [6]

10k Ankara Laura-Ioana ANDREI (ROU) [3]     6-1 6-0     Sabina SHARIPOVA (UZB) [2]

10k Gardone Val Trompia Yuliana LIZARAZO (COL) [2]     7-5 3-6 6-4     Catalina PELLA (ARG) [1]

10k Fort Worth Elizabeth FERRIS (USA) [1]     6-1 6-1     Dianne HOLLANDS (NZL)

 10k Sao Paolo Roxane VAISEMBERG (BRA) [2]     6-4 4-6 7-6(3)     Ana-Clara DUARTE (BRA)

10k Savitaipale Piia SUOMALAINEN (FIN) [1]     3-6 6-3 6-3     Laetitia SARRAZIN (FRA)

10k Santa Cruz de la Sierra Camila SILVA (CHI) [6]     6-4 6-7(1) 6-3     Cecilia COSTA MELGAR (CHI) [3]

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Weekly Roundup: Challenger/ITF

ATP Challenger Tour

An Ning (Clay)

The seedings went to plan in this Challenger event in China as Aljaz Bedene (1) took on Grega Zemjla (2). Bedene looked in control when he took the first set 6-1 but it all went downhill from there as his Slovenian compatriot took the next two sets for a 1-6 7-5 6-3 victory to add this title to the Nottingham challenger title he earned just before Wimbledon. Thai twin brothers Sonchat/Sanchai Ratiwatana took the doubles title in an epic encounter with Ruan Roelofse and Kittipong Wachiramanowong 4-6 7-6(1) 13-11.

Bercuit (Clay)

Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker continued his resurgence up the ranks taking the Bercuit title as an unseeded player. He defeated Victor Hanescu in a three set encounter, making a recovery after losing the second set to earn 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over the Romanian. South Americans Andre Ghem and Marco Trungelliti strolled through the doubles draw, not dropping one set in their way to winning the final, where they beat Facundo Bagnis and Pablo Galdon 6-1 6-2.

Binghamton (Hard)

Michael Yani took advantage of an incredibly open draw in Binghamton (only three seeds made it past the first round) to take his second Challenger title (Yuba City 2008) with a 6-4 7-6(11) win over the South Africa Fritz Wolmarans. Yani did not drop one set on his way to the title. The Doubles title was taken by Israeli pairing Dudi Sela and Harel Srugo, the pair recovered from dropping the second set to win it in a close super tie-breaker, the final score being 6-2 3-6 10-8.

Granby (Hard)

As with An-Ning, the seedings also went to plan in Canada with No.1 seed Vasek Pospisil taking on No.2 seed Igor Sisjling. The Canadian had dropped sets in each match leading up to the final but did no such thing in the final, defeating the Dutchman in two close sets 7-6(2) 6-4. Pospisil completed the double with Philip Bester for an easy victory in the final, as the pair completed an 8-0 sets run in the tournament, defeating  Japanese pair Yuichi Ito and Takuto Niki 6-1 6-2.

Penza (Hard)

Former World No.67 Illya Marchenko took the title here as he continues to recover from injury, hoping to hit the form that saw him a top 100 player in the past. The Ukranian defeated Russian No.2 seed Evgeny Donskoy in straight sets to add to the list of Russian scalps he took in this tournament (Kravchuk, Kumantsov). Konstantin Kravchuk and Nikolaus Moser lost just one set on the way to taking the doubles title, again in the final, as they defeated Indian pairing and No.1 seeds Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan in three sets 6-3 (5)6-7 10-8

Poznan (Clay)

Jerzy Janowicz made it two No.1 seeds to earn titles this week (Vasek Pospisil the other) with a great performance in his home country. Janowicz dropped just one set (SF, vs Haider-Maurer) on his way to winning the trophy where he defeated Jonathan Dasnieres de Viegy in straight sets 6-3 6-3. To follow up the dominant performances shown by Doubles winners this week, Rameez Junaid and Simon Stadler made it three teams to win the title without dropping a set, dispatching of Aussie pairing Adam Hubble and Nima Roshan 6-3 6-4.

Recanati (Hard)

Simone Bolelli earned the Recanati title here in his home country of Italy.  The No.4 seed took on the big serving Frenchman in the final neutralising it for the most part as he won in straight sets 6-3 6-2. The title gives Bolelli, who had been falling down the rankings in recent months, some much needed points. The Australian team of Dane Propoggia and Brydan Klein made it three 2-1 victories in a row to take the doubles title, finishing off with a 26-point super tiebreaker in the final which they took 7-5 2-6 14-12 against Croatians Dino Marcan and Marin Draganja.

 

ITF Mens Pro Circuit 

India F10 Futures Suk-Young JEONG (KOR) [3]     6-2 7-5     N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND) [4]

Estonia F1 Futures Marin BRADARIC (CRO) [4]     6-4 7-6(8)     Laurent MALOULI (FRA)

France F14 Futures Nicolas RENAVAND (FRA) [4]     4-6 7-6(1) 6-4     Gregoire BURQUIER (FRA) [1]

Austria F2 Futures Nicolas REISSIG (AUT)     6-3 6-0     Tristan-Samuel WEISSBORN (AUT)

Belgium F4 Futures Elie ROUSSET (FRA) [3]     7-6(6) 1-6 6-3     Sherif SABRY (EGY) [5]

Kazakhstan F7 Futures Dzmitry ZHYRMONT (BLR) [3]     6-1 6-4     Ti CHEN (TPE) [1]

USA F20 Futures Sebastien BOLTZ (FRA) [3]     6-3 6-3     Darian KING (BAR) [4]

Turkey F28 Futures Julien DEMOIS (FRA)     6-3 6-7(15) 6-4     Alexander LAZOV (BUL)

Czech Republic F5 Futures Jiri VESELY (CZE) [8]     6-4 6-0     Norbert GOMBOS (SVK) [1]

Spain F20 Futures Taro DANIEL (JPN) [1]     6-3 6-4     Marc GINER (ESP) [2]

Germany F10 Futures George VON MASSOW (GER) [8]     7-6(4) 7-6(7)     Tim NEKIC (GER)

Italy F18 Futures Viktor GALOVIC (ITA) [6]     4-6 6-4 7-6(4)     Enrico FIORAVANTE (ITA)

Argentina F18 Futures Federico GAIO (ITA) [4]     7-5 7-5     Renzo OLIVO (ARG) [1]

Great Britain F11 Futures Alexander SLABINSKY (GBR)     7-5 5-7 6-4     Tom BURN (GBR)

ITF Womens Pro Circuit

100k Bucharest Maria-Teresa TORRO-FLOR (ESP)     6-3 4-6 6-4     Garbine MUGURUZA (ESP) [8]

50k Contrexeville Aravane REZAI (FRA) [2]     6-3 2-6 6-3     Yvonne MEUSBURGER (AUT) [1]

50k Donetsk Vesna DOLONC (SRB)     6-2 6-3     Maria Joao KOEHLER (POR) [5]

25k Granby Eugenie BOUCHARD (CAN)     6-2 5-2 Retired    Stephanie DUBOIS (CAN) [1]

25k Campos Do Jordao Maria IRIGOYEN (ARG) [4]     7-5 6-0     Donna VEKIC (CRO) [2]

25k Astana Luksika KUMKHUM (THA)     3-6 6-3 6-3     Nudnida LUANGNAM (THA) [8]

25k Woking-Foxhills Sarah GRONERT (GER) [1]     6-2 6-3     Diana MARCINKEVICA (LAT) [8]

25k Imola Federica DI SARRA (ITA)     6-4 6-2     Julia MAYR (ITA)

25k Darmstadt Laura SIEGEMUND (GER)     7-6(7) 6-3     Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK)

10k Cochabamba Patricia KU FLORES (PER) [1]     6-0 6-4     Victoria LOZANO (MEX)

10k Evansville Mallory BURDETTE (USA)     6-1 6-2     Ying-Ying DUAN (CHN) [1]

10k Istanbul Jessica MOORE (AUS)     6-1 7-6(4)     Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL) [5]

10k Knokke Basak ERAYDIN (TUR) [2]     6-3 6-0     Yuliya KALABINA (RUS) [5]

Weekly Roundup: This Week’s Challenger/ITF Winners

ATP Challenger Tour

Bogota

In an all-Colombian final Alejandro Falla took the title from Santiago Giraldo in straight sets 7-5 6-3 while Victor Estrella and Marcelo Demoliner took the Doubles Final with similar ease, taking down Thomas Fabbiano and Riccardo Ghedin 6-4 6-2.

Scheveningen

No.1 seed Jerzy Janowicz justified his position with a convincing 6-2 6-2 victory over the local wildcard Matwe Middlekoop. An incredibly dominant serving display saw the Pole drop just 2 points on serve while knocking down 12 aces. Janowicz broke his opponent twice in both sets to seal the victory and his place in the top 100. The Dutch representatives fared much in the doubles as Antel Van der Duim and Boy Westerhof defeated the second seeds Simon Stadler and Rameez Junaid 6-4 5-7 10-7.

San Benedetto

Gianluca Naso earned a straight sets victory over Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 7-5.  Naso broke the Austrian’s serve five times altogether and his attacking of the second serve was key to this, picking up 21 of 28 (75%) points on return when facing Haider-Maurer’s second serve. Aussie pair Brydan Klein and Dane Propoggia picked up the Doubles title with  a 6-3 4-6 12-10 title over the Italian pairing of Stefano Ianni and Gianluca Naso.

Timisoara

Victor Hanescu improved on his showing from last week’s final in Arad by picking up the title this week in his home country. He fought off a late second set come back from Guillaume Rufin to win 6-0 6-3. Rufin came back from 4-0 to make it 4-3 in the second set but was unable to get any further, ending up being broken serving to stay in the match. The Romanian pairing didn’t fare so well in the Doubles as Andrei Daescu and Florin Margea lost in straight sets 2-6 5-7 to Goran Tosic and Denis Zivkovic.

ITF Mens Pro Circuit

Belgium F3 Futures Germain GIGOUNON (BEL) [1]     6-4 7-6(1)     Juan Carlos SAEZ (CHI) [5]

Armenia F2 Futures Oleksandr NEDOVYESOV (UKR) [2]     4-6 6-4 7-5     Stanislav VOVK (RUS) [3]

Austria F1 Futures Marc RATH (AUT) [1]     2-6 6-3 6-2     Blaz ROLA (SLO)

Argentina F17 Futures Leandro MIGANI (ARG) [2]     6-1 6-3     Andres MOLTENI (ARG) [1]

Serbia F5 Futures Marko DJOKOVIC (SRB)     4-1 Retired    Carlos GOMEZ-HERRERA (ESP) [3]

Great Britain F10 Futures Josh GOODALL (GBR) [1]     6-4 6-1     Edward CORRIE (GBR) [8]

Italy F7 Futures Jose CHECA-CALVO (ESP) [3]     6-2 6-4     Guillermo OLASO (ESP) [1]

Germany F9 Futures Sebastian FANSELOW (GER)     6-2 6-4     Maximilian DINSLAKEN (GER)

Romania F6 Futures  Petru-Alexandru LUNCANU (ROU) [3]   6-1 1-6 7-6 Roberto MARCORA (ITA) [6]

France F13 Futures Nicolas RENAVAND (FRA) [7]     6-4 7-6(5)     Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA) [8]

Czech Republic F4 Futures Jiri VESELY (CZE) [8]     6-4 6-4     Dominic THIEM (AUT) [6]

Turkey F27 Futures Miljan ZEKIC (SRB) [1]     7-5 6-1     Romain ARNEODO (FRA)

Canada F4 Futures Daniel KING-TURNER (NZL) [6]    6-3 6-3 Matt REID (AUS) [3]

USA F19 Futures Alex BOGDANOVIC (GBR) [1]     6-3 6-4     Chase BUCHANAN (USA) [7]

Kazakhstan F6 Futures Illya MARCHENKO (UKR) [2]     6-4 6-2     Egor GERASIMOV (BLR) [8]

ITF Womens Pro Circuit

100k Biarritz Romina OPRANDI (SUI) [5]     7-5 7-5     Mandy MINELLA (LUX) [4]

50k Yakima Shelby ROGERS (USA)     6-4 6-7(3) 6-3     Samantha CRAWFORD (USA)

50k Waterloo Sharon FICHMAN (CAN) [1]     6-3 6-2     Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) [2]

25k Aschaffenburg Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM (GER)     6-4 2-6 6-4     Kathrin WOERLE (GER)

25k Zwevegem Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT)     6-0 6-3     Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR) [6]

15k Huzhu Xin WEN (CHN)     3-6 6-2 6-1     Hongrui SUN (CHN)

10k Istanbul Estelle GUISARD (FRA) [1]     6-4 6-4     Angelica MORATELLI (ITA)

10k Torino Basak ERAYDIN (TUR) [3]     5-7 6-4 6-1     Tatiana BUA (ARG) [7]

10k Iasi Patricia Maria TIG (ROU) [3]     6-2 3-6 6-4     Raluca Elena PLATON (ROU) [2]

10k Pattaya Nungnadda WANNASUK (THA) [2]     6-4 4-6 6-4     Su Jeong JANG (KOR) [5]

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