Evan Hoyt
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)

Tennis | Doubles Round-up | Evan Hoyt claims ITF doubles title in Tunisia

By Glenys Furness

  • Evan Hoyt & Skander Mansouri claim the doubles title in Tunisia
  • The pair didn’t drop a set en route.
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Evan Hoyt teamed up with Skander Mansouri to claim the doubles title at the ITF event. The Brit/Tunisian didn’t drop a set en route to lifting the trophy.


-Latest player gear | Pro:Direct Tennis Shop-

Buy the latest gear from the top players from the Pro:Direct Tennis Shop and check out their 80% off sale on selected tennis equipment now on

Buy the latest gear from the top players from the Pro:Direct Tennis Shop and check out their range of Players’ kits.
Click to buy via Britwatch Sports


Evan Hoyt teamed up with Skander Mansouri and were seeded second for the ITF doubles event in Tunisia. In the first round the Brit/Tunisia were up against Tiago Cacao & Luis Faria. The Portuguese fought hard in both sets, but ultimately it was the second seeds who secured the break in both sets to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-4.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Tunisian pair against Aryan Goveas & Robert Strombachs. The Indian/German pairing could not stay with the second seeds in the first set. Goveas & Strombachs were totally dominated in the second set as Hoyt & Mansouri moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

In the semi-final the second seeds were against Skyler Butts & Joseph Van Meter. Hoyt & Mansouri once again were totally dominant in both sets. No matter what Butts & Van Meter threw at them, the Brit/Tunisian were equal to it. The seeds booked the spot in the final with a straight sets win 6-2, 6-2.

The final pitted the Brit/Tunisian against Diego Hidalgo & Gilbert Soares Klier Junior. The Ecuadorian/Brazilian pair proved to be the trickiest opponents to date. The seeds were taken to a tiebreak in the first set, however Hoyt & Mansouri dominated losing only one point. In the second set the Brit/Tunisian broke serve to take the title 7-6(1), 6-4.


-Viagogo Tennis Tickets-

Search Viagogo for tennis tickets for upcoming tournaments



Doubles Round Up

Luke Johnson with Erik Crepaldi were defeated by Skyler Butts & Joseph Van Meter in the quarter-final in Tunisia 6-3, 7-5.

Scott Clayton with Adil Shamasdin were defeated by Elliot BenchetritGeoffrey Blancaneaux in the first round in Quimper 6-3, 6-4.

Gabriella Taylor with Alison Bai were defeated by Irina BaraEkaterine Gorgodze in the first round in Launceston 6-2. 6-2.

Aleksandra & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Naima Karamoko & Amber Washington in the first round in Sharm El Sheikh 6-0, 6-3.

Tiffany William with Guo Shanshan were defeated by Fiona Ganz & Simona Waltert in the first round in Sharm El Sheikh 6-0, 6-4.

Emilie Lindh with Laetitia Pulchartova were defeated by Mariana DrazicMalene Helgø in the quarter-final in Sharm El Sheikh 6-0, 6-3.

Jake Hersey with Adil Kalyanpur were defeated by Sergi Perez Contri & Benjamin Winter Lopez in the first round in Spain 6-7(3), 6-3, 10-5.

Jodie Burrage & Freya Christie were defeated by Eri HozumiMiyabi Inoue in the first round in Jodhpur India 6-2, 3-6, 12-10.

Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Eri Hozumi & Miyabi Inoue in the semi-final in Jodhpur India 6-2, 3-6, 10-7.

Next week Brits play in Cordoba, Montpellier, Sofia, Dallas, Switzerland, Tunisia, Germany, France, Turkey, Bath & Egypt.


-Connected Clubs-

Shop at Connected Clubs for a vast range in tennis equipment and training aids to help improve your tennis.

Click to buy from Connected Clubs, via Britwatch Sports