|Chris Eubanks (Photo by Bill Kallenberg/Captured in Action)|
#333 Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee '11) ran his winning streak to 10 after defeating #421 Marc Polmans 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-3 in the finals of the $25K USA F25 Futures in Edwardsville, Illinois. Sandgren opened up a 5-2 lead in the first set but Polmans won three straight, including a break from 15/40 of Sandgren 5-3 service game, to even it at 5-5. After a pair of holds Sandgren went ahead 5-1 in the tiebreak and took it 7-4. Polmans dominated the second set and took it 6-1 in just 26 minutes. Sandgren rebounded in the third and went ahead 2-0 but Polmans broke back and held for 2-2. Sandgren would regain the break advantage when he broke Polmans at love to go up 5-3 and then he held in a one-deuce game to close it out.
It was Sandgren's 12th professional singles title (11 Futures/1 Challenger) and the second consecutive week that he won a Futures event in the St. Louis area.
Jackson Withrow (Texas A&M '16) and Connor Smith (Ohio State '13) won the doubles title in Edwardsville with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Marc Polmans and Luke Bambridge. Withrow and Smith broke to go ahead 4-3 in the first set and then they broke again to take the set 6-3. Polmans and Bambridge jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second set but Withrow and Smith won the next six games to close it out 6-2. It was Withrow's first pro title of any kind while it was Smith's ninth career doubles title.
#963 Rishab Agarwal (Mississippi State Rising Sr) was attempting to win his first pro singles title but it wasn't to be as he fell 6-1, 6-2 to the top seed #439 Seong-Chen Hong at the $10K Vietnam F1 Futures in Thu Dau Mot City.
Pro Titles Won Last Week:
USA - Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee)
Estonia - Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee)
USA - Jackson Withrow (Texas A&M)/Connor Smith (Ohio State)
USA - Lorraine Guillermo (Pepperdine)/Catherine Harrison (UCLA)
Estonia - Jan Zielinski (Georgia)
Spain - Alberto Barroso Campos (South Florida)
Romania - Victor Vlad Cornea (Middle Tennessee State)
Morocco - Aziz Dougaz (Florida State)/Skander Mansouri (Wake Forest)
Austria - Sebastian Bader (Hawaii Pacific)
Belgium - Sander Gille (East Tennessee State)/Joran Vliegen (East Carolina)
Belgium - Ellen Perez (Georgia)
Vietnam - Rishab Agarwal (Mississippi State)
Morocco - Aziz Dougaz (Florida State)
Italy (CH) - Andre Begemann (Pepperdine)
USA (CH) - Nik Scholtz (Ole Miss)/Tucker Vorster (Ole Miss)
USA - Madison Harrison (Mississippi State)/Stephanie Nauta (Virginia)
Romania - Melissa Kopinski (Illinois)/Quinn Gleason (Notre Dame)