Moutet, Polmans Advance To Third Round At Tallahassee Tennis Challenger

Corentin Moutet (photo: Jacob Stuckey/Tallahassee Tennis Challenger)

TALLAHASSEE, April 24, 2019

Frenchman Corentin Moutet opened his title bid at the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger on Tuesday. The No. 3 seed of the $54,160 green clay-court event benefited from the retirement of Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia, leading 6-2, 4-2.

Moutet has won 58 per cent of the total points played until Gonzalez was forced to stop playing due to a right ankle injury. The match ended after one hour and 14 minutes. The 20-year-old from Bolougne-Billancourt will next take on ITF-entry Alejandro Tabilo of Chile, who knocked out No. 15 seed JC Aragone from the United States, winning 6-2, 6-2.

Marc Polmans also advanced to the third round, fighting past US-American Sebastian Korda 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 6-4. The sixth seed from Australia withstood 11 aces, breaking his opponent’s serve four times to prevail after two hours and 49 minutes.

Next up for Polmans will be Emilio Gomez of Ecuador, who edged out No. 11 seeded German Mats Moraing. The 27-year-old won 7-5, 6-1 in 66 minutes.

Tuesday, April 23 – RESULTS

Singles – Second round

(6) Marc Polmans (AUS) d. Sebastian Korda (USA) 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 6-4

(3) Corentin Moutet (FRA) d. Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 6-2, 4-12, ret.

Alejandro Tabilo (CHI) d. (15) JC Aragone (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Sumit Nagal (IND) d. (10) Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-2, 4-1, ret.

Jordi Arconada (USA) d. Alexander Ritschard (USA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Federico Coria (ARG) d. (4) Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-2

(13) Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) d. Alexandre Muller (FRA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Emilio Gomez (ECU) d. (11) Mats Moraing (GER) 7-5, 6-1

Singles – First round

Andrea Collarini (ARG) d. Sekou Bangoura (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Johannes Haerteis (GER) d. Evan Song (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Martin Cuevas (URU) d. Zane Khan (USA) 6-3, 2-0, ret.

Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA) d. Benjamin Hassan (GER) 6-3, 6-3

Sandro Ehrat (SUI) d. Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3

Doubles – First round

Frank Dancevic and Peter Polansky (CAN) d. Alex Knaff (LUX) and Lucas Poullain (FRA) 6-4, 7-5

Harri Heliovaara (FIN) d. Alex Lawson (USA) d. (2) Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow (USA) 7-6(3), 3-6, 10-7