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Pro Circuit Recap - Lohan Perfect In Portugal, Dolehide Wins In Winnipeg, Doubles Success

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There were no ITF pro circuit events in the United States this week but players with college ties still had plenty of success across the globe. University of Miami (FL) rising senior Sinead Lohan won her second career singles title after defeating Alicia Barnett (Northwestern '16) in the final of the ITF $15K in Cantanhede, Portugal. Lohan jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set and took it 6-2 but Barnett came back in the second and after going up 3-0 she took the set 6-4. Lohan bounced back in the third set and opened up a 5-0 lead. Barnett broke Lohan from 15/40 to get on the board but Lohan broke back in a one-deuce game to close it out 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Lohan's other pro singles title came Cantanhede last June. 

UCLA commit Caroline Dolehide won her second singles title of the year, third career, with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Mayo Hibi in the final of the ITF $25K in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dolehide also made the doubles final in Winnipeg but she and Kimberly Birrell fell 6-4, 7-6 to Hiroko Kuwata and Valeria Savinykh. Dolehide's current WTA singles ranking is 251 but when these 50 points are added in she should have a new career high of around 215 so it'll be interesting to see if she makes it to Westwood this fall or whether she stays out on the pro tour. 

Thank you Canada ????

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David O'Hare (Memphis '14) won his fourth doubles title of the year as he and Luke Bambridge defeated Yusuke Takahashi and Renta Tokuda 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the $75K Winnipeg National Bank Challenger. O'Hare has now won a doubles title in the last three tournaments that he's entered with he and Bambridge winning the Wichita Futures last weekend and he and Frederik Nielsen winning the Palma del Rio (Spain) Futures in late June. O'Hare currently has an ATP doubles ranking of 135 which is just 18 spots off his career high of 117 which he achieved back in April. 
Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Texas '09) won his fourth career Challenger doubles title when he and Darian King defeated Roberto Quiroz (USC '15) and Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the $50K Claro Open (Colombia) Challenger.  Reyes-Varela, who is currently ranked 420, has also won 18 Futures doubles title over the course of his career and was ranked as high as 100 back in 2015. 
Boris Arias (LSU '16) and Federico Zeballos won a title for the second week in a row with a tough 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 win over Nerman Fatic and Antun Vidak in the finals of the Georgia F2 Futures in Telavi. Arias has now won four Futures doubles title this year and his ATP ranking has risen to a career-high of 496. 

My turn to take the celebration selfie ?? ??#2/2

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Below are a list of the weekend's winners and runner-ups. 
Singles Champions (2)
$15K ITF Cantanhede, Portugal - Sinead Lohan (Miami Rising Sr)
$25K ITF Winnipeg, Canada - Caroline Dolehide (UCLA Commit)
Singles Runner-Ups (2)
$15K ITF Cantanhede, Portugal - Alicia Barnett (Northwestern '16)
$15K ITF Hua Hin, Thailand - Chieh-Yu (Connie) Hsu (Penn '11*)
Doubles Champions (11)
$75K Winnipeg National Bank Challenger - David O'Hare (Memphis '14)
$50K Claro Open (Colombia) Challenger - Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Texas '09)
$15K Mragowo, Poland F5 Futures - Ewan Moore (Tulane Fr) 
$15K Telavi, Georgia F2 Futures - Boris Arias (LSU '16)
$15K ITF Hua Hin, Thailand - Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson '15)/Jessy Rompies (Clemson '15)
$15K ITF Knokke, Belgium - Quinn Gleason (Notre Dame '16)/Luisa Stefani (Pepperdine Rising Jr)
$15K ITF Campos Do Jordao, Brazil - Ingrid Gamarra Martins (South Carolina Rising Jr)
$15K ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Rutuja Bhosale (Texas A&M '17)/Kanika Vaidya (Columbia '16)
Doubles Runner-Ups (15)
$75K Nielsen Pro Tennis Challenger (Winnetka, ILL) - Kevin King (Georgia Tech '12)/Bradley Klahn (Stanford '12)
$50K Claro Open (Colombia) Challenger - Roberto Quiroz (USC '15)
$25K Shenzhen, China F12 Futures - Francis Alcantara (Pepperdine '14)/KU Singh (Georgia '13) 
$25K Ajaccio, France F15 Futures - Peter Kobelt (Ohio State '14)
$25K ITF Winnipeg, Canada - Caroline Dolehide (UCLA Commit)
$15K Istanbul, Turkey F25 Futures - Vasko Mladenov (St. John's '13)
$15K Trier, Germany F7 Futures - Hunter Reese (Tennessee '15)
$15K Sharm El Sheikh Egypt F20 Futures - Nate Lammons (SMU '16)/Bernardo Saraiva (San Francisco '15)
$15K Kramsach, Austria F2 Futures - Jakob Sude (Oklahoma State '15)
$15K ITF Prokuplje, Serbia - Natalie Suk (Ole Miss Rising Sr)
$15K ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands - Emily Arbuthnott (Stanford Rising Soph)/Belinda Woolcock (Florida '17)
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