By Glenys Furness
- Evan Hoyt with Martin Redlicki made the final in Champaign
- The Brit & American were the fourth seeds
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS, USA – Evan Hoyt & Martin Redlicki teamed up for the challenger event and were the fourth seeds. The Brit/American pairing made the final.
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Evan Hoyt & Martin Redlicki entered the ATP Challenger in Champaign, the Brit/American pair were the fourth seeds. In the first round the pair were drawn against Francisco Cerúndolo & Juan Ficovich. The Argentines were no match for the seeds in the first set. The seeds did not drop a game. In the second set the the seeds again dominated, losing only two games to move into the next round 6-0, 6-2.
In the quarter-final the fourth seeds were up against the American pair of Alexander Brown & Aleksander Kovacevic. The Brit/American were taken to a tiebreak in the first set. In the breaker Hoyt & Redlicki got the lead and didn’t look back. The second set saw the fourth seeds get the break of serve required and take the match in straight sets 7-6(4), 6-3.
The semi-final saw the fourth seeds against Strong Kirchheimer & Austin Rapp. The Americans tried to hard to stay with the Brit/American, however Hoyt & Redlicki broke serve to take the lead. In the second set Kirchheimer & Rapp once again tried to stay with the seeds. The fourth seeds once again broke serve and held on to take the win and book a spot in the final 6-4, 6-4.
In the final Hoyt & Redlicki were against Christopher Eubanks & Kevin King. The fourth seeds stayed with the Americans in the first set, until a break of serve went against them. Eubanks & King were now ahead and needed only one more set for the win. In the second set the Americans once again secured a break of serve, Hoyt & Redlicki could not break back. Eubanks & King claimed the title 7-5, 6-3.
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Doubles Round Up
Lloyd Glasspool with Alex Lawson were defeated by Christopher Eubanks & Kevin King in the semi-final in Champaign 6-3,6-2.
Brydan Klein with Vijay Sundar Prashanth were defeated by Purav Raja & Ramkumar Ramanathan in the semi-final in Pune 6-4, 7-5.
Scott Clayton with Skander Mansouri were defeated by Tomislav Draganja & Pavel Kotov in the quarter-final in Helsinki 6-4, 4-6, 11-9.
Mark Whitehouse with Francesco Vilardo were defeated by Petr Michnev & Andrew Paulson in the final in Czech Republic 6-1, 7-5.
Sean Hodkin & Toby Martin were defeated by Vasil Kirkov & Patrick Kypson in the first round in Greece 6-3, 6-2.
Jonathan Binding with Peter Rothwell were defeated by Billy Harris & Thomas Fancutt in the first round in Greece 6-3, 6-3.
Billy Harris with Thomas Fancutt were defeated by Aristotelis Thanos & Petros Tsitsipas in the quarter-final in Greece 6-3, 6-4.
Luke Johnson with Jan Zieliński were defeated by Alexander Erler & Neil Oberleitner in the final in Greece 6-4, 6-0.
Ali Collins with Noelia Bouzo Zanotti were defeated by Ani Amiraghyan & Julia Stamatova in the first round in Greece 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
Sebastien Mathieu with Koonwar Gupta were defeated by Mikel Aranzabal & Benjamin Winter Lopez in the first round in Tunisia 6-2, 6-3.
Patrick Foley with Michael-John Every were defeated by Hamidreza Nadaf & Bruno Nhavene in the first round in Mozambique 7-6(3), 7-6(5).
Freya Christie with Berfu Cengiz were defeated by Mana Kawamura & Funa Kozaki in the quarter-final in India 6-7(9), 6-1, 13-11.
Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak defeated Jeong YeongWon & Lee Eunhye in the final in Egypt 7-6(4), 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Madrid, France, Greece, USA, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Italy, & Egypt.
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