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
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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