GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Evan Hoyt of Great Britain in action against Maximilian Neuchrist of Austria on day one of The Murray Trophy at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on September 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Evan Hoyt claims title in ITF Idanha-a-Nova

By Glenys Furness

  • Evan Hoyt wins back to back titles in Portugal
  • The Brit only dropped one set en route
IDANHA-A-NOVA, PORTUGAL – Evan Hoyt with Thomas Fancutt entered the ITF event and were the top seeds. The Brit/Australian claimed the title to take back to back trophies.


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Evan Hoyt teamed up with Thomas Fancutt were top seeds in the ITF event in Portugal. In the first round the Brit/Australian were up against Yusuke Takahashi & Kaichi Uchida. The top seeds dominated the first set, as the Japanese struggled to hold serve. Hoyt & Fancutt took the first set with ease. The second was closer as Takahashi & Uchida fought hard. However, it was the Brit/Australian that secured the vital break of serve to move into the next round 6-2, 6-4.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Australian against Luis Farla & Martim Leote Prata. The Portuguese proved tough opponents as Hoyt & Fancutt had to battle to break serve and take the lead. In the second set Farla & Leote Prata secured a break of serve against the top seeds to level up the match. The match tiebreak saw the top seeds dominate and book a spot in the semi-final 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.

In the semi-final Hoyt & Fancutt were against Gilbert Killer Junior & Joao Lucas Reis da Silva. The Brazilians stayed toe to toe with the top seeds, however, the Brit/Australian secured the break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw Hoyt & Fancutt dominate the Brazilians and move into the final 7-5, 6-2.

The final saw Hoyt & Fancutt against Takuto Niki & Kaito Uesugi. The top seeds had little trouble with the Japanese pair. The Brit/Australian broke serve in the first set to take the lead. The second set was dominated by the top seeds. Hoyt & Fancutt took the title in straight sets to claim back to back titles in Portugal 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles Round Up

Anton Matusevich with Bekhan Atlangeriev were defeated by Gilbert Killer Junior & Joao Lucas Reis de Silva in the first round in Idanha-a-Nova 6-4, 7-5.

Ben Jones & Dan Little were defeated by Francisco Cabal & Duarte Vale in the first round in Idanha-a-Nova 3-6, 7-6(1), 10-8.

Jay Clarke with Ergi Kirkin were defeated by Benjamin Lock and Hsu Yu-Hsiou in the first round in Nur Sultan 6-2, 6-2.

Ryan Peniston with Nick Chappell were defeated by Hugo Grenier & Lucas Catarina in the quarter-final in Nur Sultan 6-7, 6-4, 13-11.

Jodie Burrage with Samantha Stosur were defeated by Asia Muhammad & Storm Sanders in the first round in Prague 6-4, 6-4.

Samantha Murray Sharan & Naiktha Bains were defeated by Asia Muhammad & Storm Sanders in the quarter-final in Prague 6-1, 6-0.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Nina Stojanovic & Viktoria Kuzmova in the semi-final in Prague 6-4, 6-4.

Felix Gill with Oleksander Ovcharenko were defeated by Kristof Minarik & Lukas Pokomy in the final in Doboj 7-6(5), 6-4.

Billy Harris with Luciano Darderi were defeated by Juan Ignacio Galarza & Tomas Lipovsek Puches in the final in L’Aquila 6-3, 6-1.

Adam Jones with Aleksandros Skorilas were defeated by Bruno PujolAlic Navarro & Pedro Vives Marcos in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-3.

Alice Gillan & Annali Olivelle were defeated by Julie Belgraver & Anastasia Sysoeva in the first round in Monastir 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Emilie Lindh with Katarina Kozarov were defeated by Emma Davis & Tiphanie Fiquet in the quarter-final in Monastir 0-0 (RET).

Sarah Beth Grey with Magali Kempen were defeated by Oksana Selekhmeteva & Daniela Vismane in the final in Biarritz 6-3, 7-6(5).

Olivia Nicholls with Celia Cervino Ruiz were defeated by Olivia Gadecki & Rebeka Masarova in the final in Vitoria-Gasteiz 6-3, 6-3.

Next weeks Brit play in Los Cabos, Nur Sultan, Cary, Austria, Portugal, USA, Italy, Tunisia, Gydnia, Czech Republic, France, Spain & Portugal.


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