By Glenys Furness
- Evan Hoyt made the final in Tunisia
- The Brit didn’t drop a set until the final
Monastir, Tunisia – Evan Hoyt progressed to the final of the ITF event in Monastir without dropping a set. Only the fifth seed stopped him claiming the title.
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Brit of the Week
Evan Hoyt entered the ITF event in Monastir, Tunisia and was seeded fourth. The first round saw the Brit face Nicolo Turchetti. The Italian pushed Hoyt in the first set, with neither wanting to give an inch. Eventually a tie break ensued with Hoyt edging it to take the lead. The second set was much easier for the Brit, with Turchetti unable to get back into the match. Hoyt moved into the next round in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-2.
The second round saw Hoyt up against Gabriel Petit. The fourth seed had little difficulty in the first set and soon broke to take the lead. In the next set the Italian tried to fight back and the set was closer, however Hoyt once again broke through and took the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
In the quarter-final the Brit was up against Louis Tessa. The Frenchman was totally outclassed by the fourth seed, Hoyt dominated both sets and Tessa hardly got a look in. The Brit was able to seemingly break at will and soon moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
The semi-final drew Hoyt against the second seed Lucas Catarina. The second seed struggled in the first set and Hoyt broke early to take the set. In the second set Catarina regrouped and fought harder, pushing the Brit to the limit. The fourth seed broke at the end of the set and moved into the final in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.
In the final the Brit was against the fifth seed Felipe Meligeni Alves. The Brazilian managed to break Hoyt in the first set and took the lead. Hoyt was unable to break in the second set whilst the fifth seed broke the Brit again and claimed the title in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
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ITF & Challenger Round Up
Luke Johnson was defeated by Corentin Denolly in the first round in Monastir 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Samm Butler was defeated by Álvaro López San Martín in the second round in Monastir 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(2).
Sasha Hill was defeated by Shelby Talcott in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 6-1.
Liam Broady was defeated by Mackenzie Macdonald in the second round in Dallas 6-3, 6-4.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Reilly Opelka in the second round in Dallas 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Edan Leshem in the first round in Switzerland 6-4, 6-4.
Andrew Watson was defeated by Evan Furness in the second round in Switzerland 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-3.
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Sandro Ehrat in the semi-final in Switzerland 6-4, 6-4.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Petr Nouza in the first round in Germany 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Joshua Paris was defeated by Niels Desein in the first round in Grenoble 6-1, 6-0.
Katy Dunne was defeated by Georgia Brescia in the first round in Grenoble 2-1 RET.
Eden Silva was defeated by Lesley Kerkhove in the second round in Grenoble 7-5, 6-1.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Vincentiu Niculescu in the first round in Turkey 6-4, 6-3.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Sasi Mukund in the semi-final in Chennai 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3).
Next week Brits play in Buenos Aires, New York, Barnstaple, Tunisia, Shrewsbury, Egypt & Australia.
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