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 Quinta Do Lago

By Glenys Furness

  • Evan Hoyt & Skander Mansouri claimed third ITF title
  • Brit & Tunisian were the top seeds
QUINTA DO LAGO, PORTUGAL – Evan Hoyt & Skander Mansouri claimed the ITF doubles title. The Brit/Tunisian were the top seeds.


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Evan Hoyt & Skander Mansouri teamed up for the ITF doubles event in Portugal. The Brit/Tunisian were the top seeds. In the first round the Brit/Tunisian drew Tiago Cacao & Alexander Donski. The top seeds battled hard in the first set, securing the vital break of serve against the Portuguese/Bulgarian and take the lead. The second set was much closer. Hoyt & Mansouri were unable to break Caco & Donski so a tiebreak ensued. It was the Portuguese/Bulgarian who edged ahead and levelled up the match. A match tiebreak would decide the winners. In a very tight breaker it was the Brit/Tunisian who edged ahead and booked a spot in the next round 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-7.

In the quarter-final the top seeds were against Czech pair Jan Jermar & Stepan Pecak. Hoyt & Mansouri fought hard in both sets as neither pair were able to break. The Brit/Tunisian were taken to tiebreaks in both sets. Jermar & Pecak pushed hard in the first, before Hoyt & Mansouri managed to edge ahead. The second was not quite as tough for the top seeds who eventually prevailed and moved into the semi-final 7-6(8), 7-6(5).

The semi-final saw the top seeds against the German third seeds Sebastian Fanselow & Lucas Gerch. Hoyt & Mansouri could not break serve in the first set. Fanselow & Gerch forced a tiebreak, which the top seeds eased through. The second set was heading the same way, however, Fanselow & Gerch managed to break the top seeds serve and level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the top seeds edged through to book a spot in the final 7-6(3), 5-7, 10-7.

In the final the top seeds were against the second seeds Alberto Barroso Campos & Roberto Ortega-Olmedo. The Spaniards got off to the better start and broke the serve of Hoyt & Mansouri to take the lead. In the second set the top seeds regrouped. Breaking the serve of the Spaniards to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak Hoyt & Mansouri eased through to take the win 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.


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Doubles Round Up

Dom Inglot & Ken Skupski were defeated by Tomislav Brkic & Nikola Cacic in the quarter-final in Moscow 7-6(4), 5-7, 10-8.

Scott Duncan & George Houghton were defeated by Viktor Durasovic & Vladyslav Orlov in the first round in Hamburg 6-3, 6-1.

Anna Popescu with Chiara Scholl were defeated by Isabelle Haverlag & Karman Kaur Thandi in the first round in Hamburg 1-6, 6-4, 11-9.

Ben Jones & Dan Little were defeated by Marvin Moeller & Tim Sandkaulen in the quarter-final in Hamburg 6-7(6), 6-3, 10-5.

Alicia Barnett & Samantha Murray Sharan were defeated by Kamilla Bartone & Yiena In-Albon in the semi-final in Hamburg 3-6, 7-6(5), 14-12.

Julian Cash & Joshua Paris were defeated by Li Hanwen & Mu Tao in the first round in Doha 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

Dan Cox with Alec Deckers were defeated by Theertha Shashank Macherla & Tushar Madan in the quarter-finals in Doha 0-0 (RET).

Giles Hussey with Jose Elias Yapur were defeated by Peter Bertran & Jorge Brian Panta in the first round in Cancun 6-4, 6-2.

Adam Jones & Toby Martin were defeated by Blu Baker & Ezekiel Clark in the first round in Vero Beach 7-5, 6-2.

Blu Baker with Ezekiel Clark were defeated by Johannes Ingildsen & Duarte Vale in the semi-final in Vero Beach 6-4, 6-3.

Emily Appleton with Fernanda Contreras Gomez were defeated by Alycia Parks & Alana Smith in the quarter-final in Macon 6-2, 2-6, 10-8.

Eliz Maloney with Ilay Yoruk were defeated by Jasmijn Gimbrere & Irene Lavino in the quarter-final in Antalya 6-4, 5-7, 10-3.

Billy Harris with Nicholas David Ionel were defeated by Gergely Madarasz & Peter Nagy in the semi-final in Antalya 6-2, 6-4.

Josef Southcombe with Rishabdev Raman were defeated by Julien Cagnina & Louis Tessa in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 4-0 (RET).

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Darija Jurak & Andreja Klepac in the first round in Tenerife 6-0, 6-2.

Heather Watson with Arantxa Rus were defeated by Dalma Galfi & Anna Bondar in the first round in Tenerife 7-6(2), 6-4.

Ali Collins with Leyre Romero Gormaz were defeated by Katharina Hobgarski & Isabella Shinikova in the quarter-final in Seville 6-4, 6-3.

Freya Christie with Marie Benoit were defeated by Linda Noskova & Fanny Ostlund in the first round in Netanya 6-3, 7-6(3).

Emilie Lindh with Wang Jiaqi were defeated by Eudice Chong & Hong Yi Cody Wong in the semi-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-4.

Next week Brits play in Marlow, Vienna, Brest, Las Vegas, France, Portugal, USA, Estonia, Turkey, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, Cluj, Courmayer, Spain & Israel.


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