MUNICH, October 13, 2022 (by Dietmar Kaspar)
M25 Santa Margherita di Pula ITA – Timo Stodder remains solid on clay
Timo Stodder captured the title of the Fortevillage ITF Trophy, held at the venue of ASD Fortevillage.
The 26-year-old German, who played college tennis for the University of Tennessee, stopped the run of Austrian top favourite Lukas Neumayer in the semi-finals in straight sets.
No. 5 seed Edoardo Lavagno knocked down his fellow Italian Andrea Basso in the stage of the final four in three sets.
In the title match with both players gaining five breaks, No. 6 seed Stodder scored five points more than his rival to triumph 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 after two hours and 29 minutes. The Berlin native lifted his fifth career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, all of them won on clay.
M25 Nevers FRA – Gauthier Onclin earns fifth trophy of the season
The 24e Internationaux de Tennis Nevers, held at Comite Departemental de Tennis de la Nievre, concluded with the title win of former junior’s World No. 8 Gauthier Onclin.
The 20-year-old Belgian edged out French No. 3 seed Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg, who was ranked World No. 7 as a junior, in the semi-finals in two sets.
Top seed Raphael Collignon set the all-Belgian final with a straight-set win versus French No. 4 seed Antoine Hoang.
Liege-born Onclin scored five points more in the championship match to succeed 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 after two hours and 10 minutes. The No. 2 seed celebrated his eighth singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour and his fifth in 2022.
M25 Cairns AUS – Alex Bolt triumphs on home soil
Alex Bolt clinched the title of the Cairns International#1, hosted by Cairns International Tennis Centre.
The 29-year-old lefty won the all-Australian semifinal-clash against No. 6 seed Adam Walton in three sets.
Colin Sinclair from the Northern Mariana Islands, who plays Davis Cup for Pacific Oceania, fought past Australian Blake Ellis in the semi-finals in three sets.
Unseeded Bolt fired 10 aces in the title match and gained three breaks more to seal a 6-3, 6-2 victory in about one hour. The Murray Bridge native lifted his seventh career trophy on the Pro Circuit including three titles on the ATP Challenger-Tour.
M25 Tay Ninh VIE – Nam Hoang Ly captures fifth title of the season
Local hero Nam Hoang Ly is the champion of the Hai Dang Cup 2022, held at Hai Dang Tennis Club.
The top seed from Vietnam rallied past Coleman Wong from Hongkong in the semi-finals in three sets.
No. 7 seed Ajeet Rai from New Zealand stopped the run of Frenchman Arthur Weber in the stage of the last four in straight sets.
Twenty-five-year-old Ly broke his rival in the championship match four times and dropped two service games to prevail 6-4, 6-4 in 96 minutes. The Ho Chi Minh native celebrated his 10th singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour and his fifth in 2022.
M25 Zaragoza ESP – Ivan Gakhov secures title in Aragon
Left-handed Ivan Gakhov was victorious at the Zaragoza Open, hosted by the venue of S.D. Tiro de Pichon.
The top favourite stopped Spaniard Alvaro Lopez San Martin in the stage of the final four in three sets.
Spanish No. 3 seed Javier Barranco Cosano made it to the final with a straight-set victory against No. 2 seeded German Louis Wessels.
Moscow-born Gakhov scored one point less in the title match but secured a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win after about two hours. The 25-year-old lifted his 14th career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M25 Sheffield GBR – Arthur Fery dominates on home soil
Arthur Fery claimed the title of the $25K Pro Series Sheffield, held at Graves Health and Sports Centre, without losing a set the entire week.
The 20-year-old Briton cruised past Croatian No 7 seed Mili Poljicak, who captured the trophy of the Wimbledon Junior Championships this season, in the semi-finals.
Giles Husey set the all-British final with a straight-set victory against Indian No. 3 seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
Unseeded Fery earned four breaks more in the championship match to triumph 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 42 minutes. The Sevres native celebrated his second singles trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour and his second on British soil.
M15 Maputo MOZ – Kris van Wyk wins debut title
Kris van Wyk clinched the trophy of the Standard Bank Open, hosted by Clube de Tenis de Maputo, to lift his first trophy on the Pro Circuit.
The South African No. 8 seed battled through the bottom half of the draw, beating Palaphoom Kovapitukted from Thailand in the semi-finals in three sets.
Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda from Zimbabwe knocked off Italian top seed Lorenzo Bocchi in the stage of the last four in straight sets.
Twenty-six-year-old van Wyk capitalized on six of his 12 break-point opportunities and dropped three service games in the title match to seal a 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory.
M15 Sozopol BUL – Sebastian Gima clinches maiden trophy
The Santa Marina Cup 1, held at Santa Marina Tennis Centre, concluded with the title win of Sebastian Gima.
The Romanian No. 7 seed reached the final with a three-set victory versus Alexander Donski from Bulgaria.
No. 2 seeded Maks Kasnikowski emerged victorious from the all-Polish semifinal-clash against Jasza Szajrich in straight sets.
Twenty-year-old Gima outpointed his rival in the championship match 66-53 to prevail 7-5, 6-2 in 91 minutes. The lefty, who was born in Florida, celebrated his first singles title on the Pro Circuit.
M15 Villa Carlos Paz ARG – Matias Franco Descotte triumphs on home soil
Matias Franco Descotte got the championship of the Copa Ciudad de Carlos Paz, hosted by Club Atletico Carlos Paz.
The 28-year-old battled past his No. 7 seeded fellow Argentinian Alex Barrena in straight sets.
Wildcard entry Lucio Ratti set the all-Argentinian final with a three-set victory against Igor Gimenez from Brazil.
Buenos Aires-born Descotte broke his teenaged rival in the title match for six times and dropped three service-games to secure a 6-3, 6-4 win after one hour and 50 minutes. The top seed lifted his seventh career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
M15 Manizales COL – Jorge Brian Panta captures first title on clay
Jorge Brian Panta was crowned champion at the Ciudad de Manizales, held at Liga de Manizales.
The 27-year-old emerged victorious from the all-Peruvian semi-final battle against No. 2 seeded Arklon Huertas del Pino in three sets.
Top seeded Brazilian Gustavo Heide edged out No. 4 seed Peter Bertran in the semi-finals in straight sets.
No. 3 seeded Panta sent down 10 aces in the championship match and gained one break more to succeed 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 after two hours and 15 minutes. The Piura native celebrated his third singles title on the ITF World Tennis Tour following two title wins in Cancun.
M15 Ithaca USA – Joshua Goodger caps dream week with maiden title
Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Goodger clinched the trophy of the Reis Family Future, hosted by Reis Tennis Center.
The British qualifier advanced to the final with a three-set win against US-American wildcard entry Gianni Ross.
Jannik Opitz from Germany set the final of the qualifiers by defeating US-American No. 4 seed John McNally in straight sets.
Wallington-born Goodger converted three of his four break-point chances in the title match and lost one service game to seal a 6-4, 6-4 victory in 70 minutes. The college player for the University of Florida lifted his first trophy on the Pro Circuit.
M15 Sharm El Sheikh EGY – Saba Purtseladze prevails again in Sharm El Sheikh.
Saba Purtseladze took the title of the Egypt Men’s Future, hosted by the venue of Soho Square in Sharm El Sheikh.
The 21-year-old Georgian knocked off the tournament’s top favourite Marcello Serafini in the semi-finals in two sets.
Italian Lorenzo Rottoli eased past last week’s Sharm El Sheikh champion Zura Tkemaladze from Georgia in the stage of the final four in three sets.
Unseeded Purtseladze fired 11 aces and earned the only three breaks in the championship match to advance 6-3, 6-3 in about one hour. The Tbilisi native celebrated his second singles title on the ITF World Tour, both achieved in Sharm El Sheikh.
M15 Monastir TUN – Tao Mu wins another Monastir title
Tao Mu emerged victorious at the Magic Hotel Tours tournament, held at Hotel Skanes Family in Monastir.
The 22-year-old rallied past his No. 5 seeded fellow Chinese Fajing Sun in the semi-finals in three sets.
No. 7 seed Tsung-Hao Huang from Chinese Taipei took the last step to the final by defeating Japanese Taiyo Yamanaka in three sets.
Lasting three hours and 11 minutes, No. 2 seeded Mu gained three breaks and eight points more in the title match to claim a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 win. He lifted his second career trophy on the ITF World Tennis Tour, both of them won in Monastir.