By Glenys Furness
- Evan Hoyt reached the semi-final in Portugal
- Fourth seed was defeated by the eventual champion
TAVIRA, PORTUGAL – Evan Hoyt was seeded fourth and made the semi-final of the ITF event in Portugal. The Brit lost to the eventual champion.
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Evan Hoyt entered the ITF event in Portugal and was the fourth seed. In the first round Hoyt was against Ivan Marrero Curbelo. The Brit totally dominated the first set, losing only one game. The second set saw the Spaniard re-group and break the serve of Hoyt, levelling up the match. In the deciding set the fourth seed secured the break of serve on the Spaniard to move into the next round 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
The second round saw the Brit up against Brazilian Filipe Brandao. Hoyt was in charge of the match, and was totally dominating. Brandao was unable to continue and was forced to retire meaning that the Brit moved into the quarter-final 3-0 RET.
In the quarter-final the fourth seed was against Skander Mansouri. The Tunisian was the fifth seed, but Hoyt was too good. The Brit broke in both sets and the Tunisian could not get back on terms. Hoyt took control and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
The semi-final pitched the Brit against the second seed Frederico Ferreira Silva. The Portuguese struggled in the first set against Hoyt. The Brit took the set after breaking Ferreira Silva. The second seed fought back in the next set, breaking the Brit to level up the match. The final set saw the Portuguese dominate and book a place in the final 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ying Hou was defeated by Skander Mansouri in the first round in Portugal 6-4, 6-1.
Luke Johnson was defeated by Alberto Barroso Campos in the first round in Portugal 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Sashi Kempster was defeated by Maria Ines Fonte in the second round in Portugal 6-3, 6-1.
Max Andrews was defeated by Íñigo Cervantes Huegun in the first round in Barcelona 6-3, 6-0.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Daniel Muñoz de la Nava in the first round in Barcelona 6-3, 7-6(5).
Toby Martin was defeated by Nerman Fatic in the quarter-final in Italy 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Bradley Mousley in the first round in Australia 7-6(3), 7-5.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Will Maher in the first round in Australia 6-3, 6-1.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Hsu Chieh-Yu in the first round in Australia 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-1.
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the first round in America 6-3, 6-2.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Reese Stadler in the first round in America 6-1, 6-2.
Andrew Watson was defeated by Strong Kirchheimer in the first round in America 6-3, 6-1.
Jonathan Gray was defeated by Reese Stadler in the second round in America 6-4, 6-4.
Tara Moore was defeated by Gaia Sanesi in the first round in America 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Wojciech Marek in the second round in Sweden 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Tiffany William was defeated by Xenia Knoll in the first round in France 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Emily Appleton was defeated by Theo Gravouil in the second round in France 6-4, 6-4.
Billy Harris was defeated by Arthur Weber in the first round in Vietnam 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Mason Recci was defeated by David Pérez Sanz in the first round in Egypt 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4.
Katarzyna Pitak was defeated by Victoria Kalaitzis in the first round in Egypt 6-0, 6-4.
Aleksandra Pitak was defeated by Dasha Ivanova in the semi-final in Egypt 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in Shanghai, Fairfield, Italy, Australia, USA, Vietnam, Germany, Mexico, Egypt, Tianjin & France.
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