JERBA, February 13, 2018
The fourth and the fifth ITF Men’s Pro Circuit events held on Tunisian soil this year took place in Djerba, the largest island of North Africa, located in the Gulf of Gabès.
Carlos Boluda-Purkiss of Spain claimed last weekend’s title of the $15,000 Jerba Open, held on hard courts at the Hotel Jerba Sun Club. The 25-year-old from Alicante rallied past Roberto Marcora of Italy 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 in Sunday’s singles final.
Boluda-Purkiss capitalized on three of his six break point opportunities to prevail after two hours and 34 minutes. He lifted his seventh ITF Futures career title and earned $2,160 in prize money as well as 18 ATP ranking points.
The week before, Frenchman Laurent Lokoli captured the first Jerba Open 2018 crown. The 23-year-old from Corsica upset top seed and compatriot Geoffrey Blancaneaux 6-2, 6-1 in Monday’s final to celebrate his sixth triumph on the ITF Pro Circuit.
The series will stay in Djerba with four more events until the middle of March.