Challenger Eckental: Quarterfinals Are Set

Challenger Eckental

STARNBERG, November 6, 2020

The top two seeds of the Challenger Eckental have booked their spot in the quarterfinals. World No. 106 Kamil Majchrzak from Polan, No. 1 seed of the International German Indoor Championships, fought past Roman Safiullin of Russia 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday afternoon at the House of Sports in Eckental.

Majchrzak converted four his eight break-point opportunities to secure victory in one hour and 21 minutes. Up next for the 24-year-old will be in-form German qualifier Marvin Moeller.

No. 2 seed Alexei Popyrin defeated Zdenek Kolar from the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4. The 21-year-old Australian won 93 per cent of his first-service points and 55 per cent of the total points played to advance after one hour and 14 minutes. Popyrin, currently ranked World No. 110, will next face US-American young gun Sebastian Korda.

In other action, reigning Wolffkran Open champion Marc-Andrea Huesler defeated qualifier Matthias Bachinger from Germany 6-3, 6-1 in 55 minutes to oppose No. 3 seed Ilya Ivashka from Belarus in Friday’s quarterfinals. Ivashka cruised past Jurij Rodionov of Austria 6-0, 6-1 in only 47 minutes.


Singles –
Second Round
[1] K. Majchrzak (POL) d R. Safiullin (RUS) 61 36 63
[2] A. Popyrin (AUS) d Z. Kolar (CZE) 64 64
[3] I. Ivashka (BLR) d J. Rodionov (AUT) 60 61
M. Huesler (SUI) d [LL] M. Bachinger (GER) 63 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
M. Huesler (SUI) / K. Majchrzak (POL) d [1] D. Sharan (IND) / I. Zelenay (SVK) 64 63
[PR] D. Brown (GER) / A. Hoang (FRA) d [2] S. Arends (NED) / D. Pel (NED) 64 62
H. Heliovaara (FIN) / J. Rodionov (AUT) d [3] P. Raja (IND) / R. Ramanathan (IND) 63 67(3) 10-8
[4] L. Glasspool (GBR) / A. Lawson (USA) d A. Begemann (GER) / J. Lenz (GER) 63 63