ECKENTAL, November 3, 2015
It was a successful start into the main draw for most of the qualifiers on Tuesday at the € 35,000 Bauter Water Technology Cup in Eckental.
Ante Pavic cruised past German youngster Daniel Masur, winning 6-2, 6-0 in only 50 minutes. The Croat saved the only break point he faced, hitting nine aces to take on third seed Marsel Ilhan next.
Marton Fucsovics defeated Uladzimir Ignatik with a 7-6, 6-4 victory. The Hungarian qualifier won 82% of his first service points and converted on two of his three break point chances to prevail in one hour and 33 minutes. Fucsovics will meet sixth seed Lukas Lacko in the second round.
Niels Desein overcame Slovenian Grega Zemlja, winning 6-1, 6-7, 7-6. The Belgian fired 17 aces and capitalized on three of his six break point opportunities to close the encounter after one hour and 54 minutes.
Desein will take on fifth seed Dustin Brown next. The world number 111 emerged victorious from the all-German-affair, winning 6-2, 6-1 against Yannick Hanfmann, the only qualifier losing on Tuesday. Brown hit 14 aces, winning 96% of his first service points to advance in only 42 minutes.
Dustin Brown anwers the “Questions of the Day”:
“I was really looking forward to playing the Davis Cup, finding out the feeling to represent your country. To play in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean was very very nice and definetely one of the greatest experiences on court,” told Brown about his Davis Cup debut with Germany in Santo Domingo in September. “It was a great atmosphere over there and it has been an additional motivation for me to achieve good results on the tour in order to get the chance to play another tie.”
In the final match of the day, second seed and defending champion Ruben Bemelmans beat German wild card Maximilian Marterer. The world number 109 from Belgium saved all of the two break points he faced and capitalized on three of his own to seal victory in 67 minutes. Bemelmans will take on Marius Copil next.