Ovcharenko Wins Maiden Pro-Title In Bergamo

Oleksandr Ovcharenko (photo: Antonio Milesi)


Oleksandr Ovcharenko captured his first title on the Pro Circuit by winning the Trofeo AZIMUT hosted by the Tennis Club Citta dei Mille in Bergamo, Italy. The 20-year-old Ukrainian defeated home favourite and No. 7 seed Gianmarco Ferrari 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final.

Ovcharenko battled his way to the championship match of the ITF World Tennis Tour M15 clay-court event with wins over Filippo Speziali of Italy, Austrian Sandro Kopp, third-seeded Italian Giovanni Oradini and local qualifier Andrea Picchione.

The World No. 601 sent down four aces and capitalized on both of his two break-point chances to seal victory in one hour and 13 minutes.

“I dedicate the success to my country, as well as all the other matches that I will win,” Ovcharenko said.