LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Evan Hoyt of Great Britain plays a backhand during the Boys' Singles first round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Evan Hoyt claims second doubles title of the year.
Evan Hoyt claims second doubles title of the season
Defeated three seeded pairs en route
ANOIA, CATALONIA, SPAIN – Evan Hoyt teamed up with Patrik Niklas-Salminen for the ITF event. The pair defeated the fourth, first and seconded seeded pairings to claim the title.
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Evan Hoyt teamed up with Patrik Niklas-Salminen for the ITF futures tournament in Catalonia. The Brit/Fin were unseeded in the 15K event.
Their first round opponents were Jaime Pulgar García & Pablo Vivero Gonzalez. The Spaniards kept toe to toe with Hoyt & Niklas-Salminen in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The Brit/Fin soon took control in the breaker, keeping ahead to seal the set.
In the second set Hoyt & Niklas-Salminen kept the momentum going and secured the break of serve needed to get ahead. The Brit/Fin didn’t look back taking the set and booking their spot in the next round 7-6(4), 6-3.
The quarter-final saw Hoyt & Niklas-Salminen against the fourth seeds, Peter & Samuel Bothwell. The Irish brothers were able to stay with the Brit/Fin during the first set. Until right at the end when the fourth seeds were broken. The second set saw the unseeded pairing break the Irish serve to take the match and move into the semi-final 7-5, 6-3.
In the semi-final the Brit/Fin were against the top seeds Sebastien Boltz & Caio Silva. As with the previous matches Hoyt & Niklas-Salminen were held close by the seeds, before the Brit/Fin got the break to edge ahead. The second set was dominated by the unseeded pair, Boltz & Silva were unable to do anything with the Brit/Fin game and eventually lost 7-5, 6-1.
The final saw Hoyt & Niklas-Salminen against the second seeds Jordi Muñoz Abreu & David Pérez Sanz. The Brit/Fin carried on their form from the previous match, taking the first set easily dropping only two games. In the second set the seeds mounted a fight back, forcing a tiebreak. Muñoz Abreu & Pérez Sanz edged the breaker to level the match. The match tiebreak to follow would decide who lifted the trophy. Hoyt & Niklas-Salminen came out on top to take the title 7-5, 6-7(7), 10-5.
With this trophy Hoyt has the second title of the year, after winning in Sharm El Sheikh in April.
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