ITF World Tennis Tour – Round-Up CW03

MUNICH, January 23, 2020 (by Dietmar Kaspar)

M15 Manacor ESP – Carlos Alcaraz captures back-to-back titles in Mallorca

Following his triumph at the same place last week, Carlos Alcaraz clinched the trophy of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar World Tennis Tour by LG.

The 16-year-old Spaniard, who is coached by former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, stopped the run of Portuguese qualifier Joao Monteiro in the semi-finals in straight sets.

Frenchman Evan Furness took the last step to the final by defeating Abedallah Shelbayh from Jordan in two sets. Sixteen-year-old Shelbayh entered the tournament with a wild card.

Unseeded Alcaraz dropped one service game in the title match and converted all of his three break-point chances to seal a 6-3, 6-4 win in 80 minutes.

The El Palmar native, who already attended at six ATP-Challenger events with seven wins in the main draw since his debut in Alicante last season, celebrated his third career title on the ITF World Tennis Tennis Tour.

M25 Rancho Santa Fe USA – Teenager Brandon Nakashima prevails in California

Brandon Nakashima is the champion of the Oracle Pro Series Rancho Santa Fe, hosted at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club.

The former No. 3 in ITF Juniors emerged victorious from the all-US American semi-final clash versus Ulises Blanch, who was ranked ITF No. 2 as a junior, in straight sets.

French No. 4 seed Geoffrey Blancaneaux, who reached a career-high World No. 5 as a junior, battled past No. 5 seeded Sandro Ehrat from Switzerland in the stage of the final four in straight sets.

San Diego-born Nakashima won 79 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match to get a 6-3, 6-3 victory in 85 minutes. The No. 8 seeded local hero lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

It was a really tough match today,” said the 20-year-old US American. “And I was happy to be a part of it. It’s really special to get a title at home in Rancho Santa Fe, especially in the beginning of the year. This is where I started playing tennis, so it means a lot.”

M15 Bagnoles-de-L’orne FRA – Jules Marie triumphs on home soil

The 12eme Internationaux de Bagnoles-de-L’orneNormandie concluded with the championship of Jules Marie.

In the all-French semi-finals, the wildcard entry rallied down Quentin Folliot in straight sets.

The tournament’s No. 5 Matteo Martineau ended the run of qualifier Jurgen Briand in two sets.

Twenty-eight-year-old Marie withstood seven aces from his opponent in the title match to prevail 6-3, 6-4 after one hour and 14 minutes. He celebrated his 13th singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M15 Cairo EGY – Javier Marti with another title on clay

Javier Marti clinched the trophy of the M15 Cairo tournament, which was held at Al-Solaimaneyah Tennis Center.

The 28-year-old Spaniard knocked off Italian No. 4 seed Fabrizio Ornago in the stage of the last four in two clear sets.

Spanish No. 2 seed Nikolas Sanchez Izqquierdo advanced to the final with a straight-sets win against No. 7 seeded Daniele Capecchi from Italy.

Unseeded Marti outpointed his 20-year-old rival in the almost three hours lasting championship match 103-95 to secure a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 win. The Madrid native lifted his 19th trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them on clay courts.

M15 Antalya TUR – Javier Barranco Cosano captures back-to-back titles in Turkey

Javier Barranco Cosano is still the man to beat in Antalya. After his triumph at Club Megasaray in Belek last week, the 21-year-old captured the trophy of the Sahinler Cup Series 1.

The top seeded Spaniard eased past Italian No. 8 seed Davide Galoppini in the semi-finals in two sets.

Belgian wild card entry Julien Cagnina made the last step to the final by beating Dan Alexandru Tomescu from Romania in straight sets.

Winning one point more in the title-match than his 25-year-old opponent, Almeria-born Barranco Cosano got the final win by the score of 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in two hours and 17 minutes. The lefty celebrated his eighth title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won on clay.

M15 Cancun MEX – Top favourite Alessandro Bega seals win

The M15 Cancun tournament, hosted at Cancun Tennis Academy, concluded with the victory of Alessandro Bega.

The Italian top seed rallied past Brandon Walkin from Australia in the stage of the final four in straight sets.

Teenager Mateus Alves from Brazil battled through the bottom half of the draw, edging out Argentinean No. 2 seed Genaro Alberto Olivieri, who was ranked ITF No. 8 as a junior, in two sets.

Twenty-nine-year-old Bega won 81 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match to claim a 6-4, 6-2 victory after one hour and 43 minutes. The Cernusco Sul Naviglio native lifted his 14th singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.

M15 Monastir TUN – Antoine Escoffier adds another trophy on hard court

Antoine Escoffier triumphed at the Magic Tours tournament, which was held at Magic Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir.

The 27-year-old emerged victorious from the all-French semi-final battle versus Clement Tabur, who was ranked No. 10 in ITF Juniors in 2018, in straight sets.

Frenchman Thomas Laurent eased past No. 6 seeded Jesper de Jong from the Netherlands in the semi-finals in two sets.

No. 2 seeded Escoffier did not face a break point in the title match and converted five of his seven break-point opportunities to secure a 6-2, 6-0 victory in 61 minutes. The Cannes resident lifted his ninth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved on hard court.