Nick Hardt Celebrates Maiden Title On Home Soil

The teenager from the Dominican Republic wins the ITF Futures in Santo Domingo.

Hardt Nick Hardt (photo: instagram /@nickhardt)

SANTO DOMINGO, December 16, 2018

Nick Hardt clinched his first professional title. The 18-year-old from the Dominican Republic triumphed on home soil at the Parque Del Este ITF Futures 3 held on hard courts at the Centro Nacional de Tenis in Santo Domingo. Hardt beat No. 5 seed Alejandro Tabilo of Chile 7-5, 6-3 in Saturday’s singles final.

The teenager, who entered the $15,000 ITF Pro Circuit event with a wild card, capitalized on five of his 12 break point chances to seal victory in just over two hours of play.

By lifting his maiden trophy, Hardt collected $2,160 in prize money as well as 18 ATP-Ranking points.

“It’s been a rough year but very happy with the way it ended , winning my first 15K singles title,” Hardt said on instagram.