By Glenys Furness
- Evan Hoyt wins back to back titles in Portugal
- The Brit only dropped one set en route
IDANHA-A-NOVA, PORTUGAL – Evan Hoyt with Thomas Fancutt entered the ITF event and were the top seeds. The Brit/Australian claimed the title to take back to back trophies.
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Evan Hoyt teamed up with Thomas Fancutt were top seeds in the ITF event in Portugal. In the first round the Brit/Australian were up against Yusuke Takahashi & Kaichi Uchida. The top seeds dominated the first set, as the Japanese struggled to hold serve. Hoyt & Fancutt took the first set with ease. The second was closer as Takahashi & Uchida fought hard. However, it was the Brit/Australian that secured the vital break of serve to move into the next round 6-2, 6-4.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Australian against Luis Farla & Martim Leote Prata. The Portuguese proved tough opponents as Hoyt & Fancutt had to battle to break serve and take the lead. In the second set Farla & Leote Prata secured a break of serve against the top seeds to level up the match. The match tiebreak saw the top seeds dominate and book a spot in the semi-final 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.
In the semi-final Hoyt & Fancutt were against Gilbert Killer Junior & Joao Lucas Reis da Silva. The Brazilians stayed toe to toe with the top seeds, however, the Brit/Australian secured the break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw Hoyt & Fancutt dominate the Brazilians and move into the final 7-5, 6-2.
The final saw Hoyt & Fancutt against Takuto Niki & Kaito Uesugi. The top seeds had little trouble with the Japanese pair. The Brit/Australian broke serve in the first set to take the lead. The second set was dominated by the top seeds. Hoyt & Fancutt took the title in straight sets to claim back to back titles in Portugal 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles Round Up
Anton Matusevich with Bekhan Atlangeriev were defeated by Gilbert Killer Junior & Joao Lucas Reis de Silva in the first round in Idanha-a-Nova 6-4, 7-5.
Ben Jones & Dan Little were defeated by Francisco Cabal & Duarte Vale in the first round in Idanha-a-Nova 3-6, 7-6(1), 10-8.
Jay Clarke with Ergi Kirkin were defeated by Benjamin Lock and Hsu Yu-Hsiou in the first round in Nur Sultan 6-2, 6-2.
Ryan Peniston with Nick Chappell were defeated by Hugo Grenier & Lucas Catarina in the quarter-final in Nur Sultan 6-7, 6-4, 13-11.
Jodie Burrage with Samantha Stosur were defeated by Asia Muhammad & Storm Sanders in the first round in Prague 6-4, 6-4.
Samantha Murray Sharan & Naiktha Bains were defeated by Asia Muhammad & Storm Sanders in the quarter-final in Prague 6-1, 6-0.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Nina Stojanovic & Viktoria Kuzmova in the semi-final in Prague 6-4, 6-4.
Felix Gill with Oleksander Ovcharenko were defeated by Kristof Minarik & Lukas Pokomy in the final in Doboj 7-6(5), 6-4.
Billy Harris with Luciano Darderi were defeated by Juan Ignacio Galarza & Tomas Lipovsek Puches in the final in L’Aquila 6-3, 6-1.
Adam Jones with Aleksandros Skorilas were defeated by Bruno PujolAlic Navarro & Pedro Vives Marcos in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-3.
Alice Gillan & Annali Olivelle were defeated by Julie Belgraver & Anastasia Sysoeva in the first round in Monastir 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Emilie Lindh with Katarina Kozarov were defeated by Emma Davis & Tiphanie Fiquet in the quarter-final in Monastir 0-0 (RET).
Sarah Beth Grey with Magali Kempen were defeated by Oksana Selekhmeteva & Daniela Vismane in the final in Biarritz 6-3, 7-6(5).
Olivia Nicholls with Celia Cervino Ruiz were defeated by Olivia Gadecki & Rebeka Masarova in the final in Vitoria-Gasteiz 6-3, 6-3.
Next weeks Brit play in Los Cabos, Nur Sultan, Cary, Austria, Portugal, USA, Italy, Tunisia, Gydnia, Czech Republic, France, Spain & Portugal.
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