By Glenys Furness
- Evan Hoyt claimed title in Brisbane
- Brit only lost one set en route
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Evan Hoyt claimed his first title of the season by lifting the trophy in the ITF futures event. The win was the Brits first singles title since 2015.
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Brit of the Week
Evan Hoyt entered the ITF Futures event in Brisbane and was un-seeded. In the first round the Brit was against Jesse Delaney. The Australian may have had the crowd behind him, but Delaney was no match for Hoyt who strolled through the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
The second round saw the Brit against American Christian Langmo and was pushed all the way in the first set. Langmo forced the tiebreak, however Hoyt edged the breaker and this proved a breakthrough. The Brit went on to claim the match in straight sets after breaking the American 7-6(7), 6-3.
In the quarter-final Hoyt was against Wang Aoran. The Chinese player could do nothing against the Brit, who was seemingly breaking at will. Hoyt limited the Chinese opponent to one game and eased into the next round in straight sets 6-0, 6-1.
The semi-final opponent was Dusty H. Boyer and this proved to be a tough match. The American managed to break the serve of the Brit and held on for the set. Hoyt regrouped in second set and levelled up the match after breaking the American serve. The final set was much easier for the Brit and Boyer was unable to keep up, Hoyt moved into the final 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
In the final the Brit was against Colin Sinclair. The player from the Northern Mariana Islands was seeded eight, however, Hoyt was in no mood to read any script. The Brit broke the Sinclair serve in the first set and was soon ahead. The second set was much closer as Sinclair forced the tiebreak, Hoyt managed to edge ahead and secured his first singles title since 2015 in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(5).
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Jay Clarke was defeated by Marc Polmans in the first round in Stockton 6-3, 6-0.
Dan Evans was defeated by Liam Broady in the second round in Stockton 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-4.
Liam Broady was defeated by Marc Polmans in the quarter-final in Stockton 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Gabriella Taylor was defeated by Vivian Heisen in the first round in Brisbane 6-2, 6-1.
Katy Dunne was defeated by Xu Shilin in the quarter-final in Brisbane 6-3, 6-4.
Billy Harris was defeated by David Pichler in the first round in Italy 1-6, 6-0, 6-4.
Toby Martin was defeated by Bruno Sant’Anna in the second round in Italy 6-2, 6-4.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Raluca Georgiana Serban in the semi-final in Italy 6-2, 6-3.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Lloyd Glasspool in the first round in Nigeria 6-1, 6-2.
Darryl Hayle was defeated by Alexis Klégou in the first round in Nigeria 6-0, 6-1.
Joel Cannell was defeated by Arthur Rinderknech in the first round in Nigeria 6-4, 6-1.
Mukhtar Andu was defeated by Benjamin Lock in the first round in Nigeria 6-1, 6-1.
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Jack Draper in the quarter-final in Nigeria 3-6, 6-4 RET.
Jack Draper was defeated by Tom Jomby in the semi-final in Nigeria 6-2, 6-3.
Tiffany William was defeated by Deniz Khazaniuk in the first round in Nigeria 6-2, 6-2.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Jonathan Mridha in the first round in Sweden 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-4.
Sizya Ernest Kivanda was defeated by Linus Frost in the first round in Sweden 7-6(5), 6-2.
Samm Butler was defeated by Altuğ Çelikbilek in the quarter-final in Tunisia 7-5, 6-4.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Mark Whitehouse in the second round in Israel 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Igor Smilansky in the semi-final in Israel 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Jonathan Binding was defeated by Oleksii Krutykh in the first round in Germany 6-3, 6-2.
Jake Hersey was defeated by Eduard Esteve Lobato in the second round in Spain 6-2, 6-2.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Pemra Ozgen in the second round in Portugal 6-3, 6-3.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Gaia Sanesi in the quarter-final in Portugal 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
Emilie Lindh was defeated by Katarzyna Pitak in the second round in Egypt 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(3).
Aleksandra Pitak was defeated by Anastasia Sukhotina in the quarter-final in Egypt 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.
Katarzyna Pitak was defeated by Ivana Topcic in the quarter-final in Egypt 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Next week Brits play in Shanghai, Fairfield, Australia, Nigeria, Tunisia, Israel, Egypt & Japan
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