AUSTIN, TEXAS – USA Jacob Fearnley entered the ITF event and was in qualifying. The Brit came through and made the final, only being stopped by the top seed.
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Jacob Fearnley entered the ITF event in Texas and was the top seed in qualifying. After coming through to the main draw without dropping a set, the Brit drew Francisco Vittar in the first round. The Argentine fought well in the match, however Fearnley secured the break of serve needed in both to move into the second round 6-4, 6-3.
The second round had the Brit facing Yuya Ito. The Japanese player had defeated the second seed in the first round, and was to face Fearnley next. However, Ito withdrew from the match before the start so that the Brit moved into the quarter-final without hitting a ball 0-0 RET.
In the quarter-final Fearnley was facing American Tyler Zink. The Brit took control in the first set, breaking quickly to take the set. In the second set Zink could do nothing against the game of Fearnley. The Brit dominated the American and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
The semi-final had the Brit against another American, Siem Woldeab. The first set saw Fearnley dominate, breaking easily to take the lead. However, the American fought back in the second and stayed toe to toe with the Brit. A tiebreak ensued, Fearnley edged ahead and didn’t look back. The Brit moved into the final of the event in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(4).
In the final the Brit was up against the top seed Collin Altamirano. Fearnley got off to the best start and secured the break of serve. However, the American fought back in the second, breaking Fearnley and levelling the match. The final set proved pivotal and it was Altamirano who broke to take the title 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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