Paul Wins Sarasota Open

Tommy Paul (photo: ATP Challenger Tour)

SARASOTA, April 22, 2019

Tommy Paul is the champion of the 2019 Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open. The No. 14 seed from the United States upset compatriot and the tournament’s No. 2 Tennys Sandgren, winning 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final at the Laurel Oak Country Club.

On the green clay in Florida, Paul saved all 15 break points he faced, capitalizing on both of his own two chances to secure victory in one hour and 39 minutes.

Following his second triumh on the ATP Challenger Tour, Paul earns $14,400 in prize money as well as 100 ATP-Ranking points. The 21-year-old US-American was only playing his fourth tournament of the season due to a quad tendon injury.

“This one feels good, I’m not going to lie. This one feels really good. Especially having the injury last year and coming back to win Charlottesville in October, but then getting injured again this year. I took a few months off again after Australia. It was really frustrating. But to come back again and win the title in my second tournament back is amazing,” Paul was quoted on the ATP Challenger Tour website.

Later in the day, Martin Cuevas of Uruguay and Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi took the doubles crown. The unseeded combination upset the top seeds Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara from Great Britain, winning 7-6(5), 7-6(6). The final lasted one hour and 44 minutes.


Andrea Collarini of Argentina, who advanced to the quarterfinals falling to Aslan Karatsev of Russia, was robbed by an unknown person during the tournament. The 27-year-old New York native shared his story on twitter: