Inglot loses Challenger tour doubles final/Ward makes winning start in Canada

By Philip James

(1) Jurgen Melzer/Philipp Petzschner 6-3 6-1 Dominic Inglot/Eric Butorac (2)

Dominic Inglot lost in the final of the men’s doubles at the ATP Challenger hard court tournament in Dallas on Sunday.

Londoner Inglot enjoyed a successful week playing with American Eric Butorac and only dropped one set en route to the final.

But the number two seeds met their match in the top seeds, Austrian Jurgen Melzer and German Philipp Petzschner, losing 6-3 6-1.

Inglot’s usual partner, Treat Huey, also enjoyed a good week at Indian Wells with Jerzy Janowicz losing to the Bryan brothers in the Masters tournament final.

Today, James Ward enjoyed a winning start to the Rimouski Challenger in Canada, beating American Denis Zivkovic in the first round, 3-6 6-1 6-1.

Ward bounced back from losing the first set to dominate in the next two winning in an hour and 11 minutes on the hard court.

Also playing in Rimouski is Jamie Baker and Alex Bogdanovic; Baker faces a tough first round match against defending champion and top seeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil while Bogdanovic will play a qualifier.