MUNICH, October 5, 2022 (by Dietmar Kaspar)
M25 Tay Ninh VIE – Yu Hsiou Hsu wins another title on hard court
The Hai Dang Cup 2022, hosted by Hai Dang Tennis Club, concluded with the title win of Yu Hsiou Hsu.
The 23-year-old from Chinese Taipei advanced to the final with a three-set win versus Coleman Wong from Hong Kong.
Top seed Nam Hoang Ly from Vietnam stopped the run of Kenny Bun from Cambodia in the semi-finals in straight sets.
No. 2 seeded Hsu converted four of his nine break-point chances in the title match and dropped one service game to triumph 6-3, 6-2 in 86 minutes. The Changhwa native celebrated his ninth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved on hard court.
M25 Santa Margherita di Pula ITA – Titouan Drouget captures third title of 2022
Titouan Drouget is the champion of the Fortevillage ITF Trophy, held at the venue of ASD Fortevillage.
The French No. 2 seed fought past Andrea Basso from Italy in the stage of the final four in three sets.
German top seed Elmar Ejupovic defeated Italian teenager Giorgio Tabacco in the semi-finals in straight sets.
Villeneuve Saint Georges-born Drouget outpointed his opponent in the championship match 64-43 to seal a 6-3, 6-2 win after one hour and 36 minutes. The 21-year-old lifted his third trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won this season.
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M25 Falun SWE – Kacper Zuk dominates in Scandinavia
Kacper Zuk earned the trophy of the M25 Falun tournament, held at Falu Tennisklubb, without losing a set.
The 23-year-old Pole knocked off German No. 4 seed Henri Squire, who played college tennis for Wake Forest University, in the semi-finals.
Swedish No. 8 seed Karl Friberg, who claimed the title in Danderyd last week, advanced to the final with a three-set win against Johannus Monday from Great Britain.
No. 2 seeded Zuk won 83 per cent of his first-service points in the title match and gained three breaks more to prevail 6-3, 6-3 in 71 minutes. The Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki native celebrated his 10th career trophy on the Pro Circuit including his Challenger title win in Split last season.
M25 Ibague COL – Gustavo Heide remains solid in South America
Gustavo Heide captured the title of the Copa Ibague, hosted by Complejo de Tenis, without dropping a set during the tournament.
The Brazilian No. 3 seed ended the run of Italian qualifier Davide Pontoglio in the stage of the final four in straight sets.
The tournament’s top seed Gonzalo Lama from Chile reached the final with a three-set win against Peruvian No. 5 seed Jorge Brian Panta.
Twenty-year-old Heide fired 12 aces in the championship match and and won 91 per cent of his first-service points to claim a 6-3, 7-5 victory after one hour and 38 minutes. The Sao Paolo native lifted his fourth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won in South America.
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M25 Kashiwa JPN – Rimpei Kawakami triumphs on home soil
Tokyo-born Rimpei Kawakami won the title of the Kashiwa International Open Tennis Tournament 2022, held at Yoshida Memorial Tennis Training Center.
In a main draw featuring only Japanese players, the 22-year-old edged past his No. 5 seed Ryoto Tanuma in two sets.
The tournament’s top favourite Rio Noguchi made the last step to the final by defeating forth seed Makoto Ochi in straight sets.
In the title match, left-handed Kawakami, seeded No. 6, received a walkover from his 23-year-old rival to celebrate his second singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
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M15 Prostejov CZE – Andrew Paulson remains successful on Czech soil
Andrew Paulson clinched the trophy of the M15 Prostejov tournament, hosted by TK Agrofert Prostejov.
The 20-year-old Czech battled past French No. 8 seed Maxime Chazal in the semi-finals in three sets.
Wildcard entry Daniel Siniakov, the younger brother of WTA professional Katerina Siniakova, set the all-Czech final with a straight-set win over German No. 7 seed Tim Handel.
Prague-born Paulson gained the only three breaks in the championship match and won 76 per cent of his first-service points to triumph 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 39 minutes. The No. 2 seed lifted his fourth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of then won on home soil.
M15 Sabadell ESP – Max Alcala Gurri earns maiden trophy on home soil
The XXVIIIE Open Ciutat de Sabadell, held at Club Tennis Sabadell, concluded with the title win of local hero Max Alcala Gurri.
The 20-year-old Spaniard finished the run of Bulgarian qualifier Leonid Sheyngezikht in the stage of the last four in straight sets.
No. 3 seed Alvaro Lopez San Martin edged out fellow Spaniard David Jorda Sanchis in the semi-finals in two sets.
Unseeded Alcala Gurri broke his 25-year-old rival in the title match four times and dropped one service game to secure a 6-4, 6-1 victory in 83 minutes. The Barcelona native celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit.
M15 Albuquerque USA – Ole Wallin claims back-to-back titles on U.S. soil
Following his maiden championship in Lubbock last week, Ole Wallin emerged victorious at the M15 Albuquerque tournament, hosted by McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium in New Mexico.
The Swede fought through the top half of the draw, beating Irish No. 3 seed Osgar O’Hoisin in the semis in three sets.
Polish No. 4 seed Maciej Rajski edged out No. 6 seeded US-American Connor Farren, who played college tennis for the University of Southern California, in the semi-finals in two sets.
Unseeded Wallin won 86 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match and earned one break more to succeed 7-6, 7-5 in 94 minutes. The 20-year-old lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Cancun MEX – Bernard Tomic wins another title on hard court
Bernard Tomic was crowned champion at the World Tennis Tour Cancun 2022, held at Cancun Tennis Complex.
The 29-year-old Australian eased past Ecuadorian No. 3 seed Andres Andrade in the stage of the final four in straight sets.
Last week’s Cancun-champion and No. 3 seed Alexandr Cozbinov from Moldova stopped the run of US-American qualifier Alex Kuperstein in the semi-finals in two sets.
Tomic, who was born in Germany, fired 10 aces in the title match and won 77 per cent of his first-service points to seal a 7-6, 6-3 win after about two hours. The top seed seed celebrated his ninth career trophy on the Pro Circuit including four ATP 250 titles and three titles on the ATP Challenger Tour. The former World No. 17 achieved all his titles on hard court.
M15 Sharm el Sheikh EGY – Zura Tkemaladze captures maiden trophy
Zura Tkemaladze took the title of the Egypt Men’s Future, hosted by the venue of Soho Square in Sharm El Sheikh.
The 22-year-old Georgian advanced to the final with a straight-set win against Italian No. 2 seed and last week’s Sharm el Sheikh-champion Daniele Capecchi.
Italian No. 3 seed Marcello Serafini beat No. 8 seeded Mark Whitehouse from Great Britain in the semi-finals in two close sets.
Unseeded Tkemaladze won 81 per cent of his first-service points in the championship match and gained three breaks more to prevail 6-1, 6-4 in about one hour. The Tbilisi native lifted his first trophy on the Pro Circuit.
M15 Monastir TUN – Eliakim Coulibaly remains solid in Monastir
Left-handed Eliakim Coulibaly clinched another trophy at the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, held at Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir, without losing a set the entire week.
The 20-year-old from the Cote d’Ivorie cruised past Spanish top seed Alberto Barroso Campos in the semi-finals in straight sets.
Australian No. 7 seed Matthew Dellavedova took the last step to the final by defeating Fajing Sun from China in straight sets.
Abidjan-born Coulibaly, who is managed and mentored by two-time Grand-Slam champion Mary Pierce, capitalized on six of his seven break-point chances in the title match and dropped two service games to seal a 6-2, 6-3 win after one hour and 36 minutes. The No. 3 seed celebrated his fifth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them achieved in Monastir.