Wednesday, 11 October 2017 18:42

Pro Circuit Recap - Cameron Norrie Wins Second Consecutive Challenger; Andrew Harris Feeling at Home in Australia; Joao Monteiro Perfect in Portugal

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Cameron Norrie ran his winning streak to 10 after winning a second straight $100K Challenger with this one coming in Stockton, California. Norrie only dropped four games in his finals win over Darian King which earned the former TCU star a $14,400 paycheck plus 90 ATP ranking points. Norrie's biggest comeback of the week came against Brydan Klein in the second round. Norrie was down a set and a break at 6-4, 4-3 but he managed to take the second set in a tiebreak and then he pulled away in the third set. Norrie, who now has a new career high ranking of 111, talked to Mike Cation after the match with that conversation available at this link.


Andrew Harris won his first pro title since 2013 with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Jason Kubler in the final of the Australia F6 Futures in Toowoomba. Harris won three of his matches in three sets with his biggest comeback occurring in the semifinals when he rallied from a 5-1 third set deficit to defeat Maverick Banes 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(3). Harris picked up 27 ATP points with the win and when those are added in next week his ranking should jump to around 550 (CH 483). 




Joao Monteiro won his fifth singles of the year after a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Raphael Baltensperger in the finals of the Portugal F21 Futures in Termas de Monfortinho. Monteiro was pushed all week long with all but one of his matches going three sets. Monteiro entered this week with a new career high ranking of 269 but once these 18 points are added in he'll rise to another career high of around 248. 


Below is a list of last weekend's winners and runner-ups on the pro circuit.  

Singles Champions (3)  
$100K Stockton (CA), USA Challenger - Cameron Norrie (TCU '17*)
$25K Toowoomba, Australia F6 Futures - Andrew Harris '17) 
$15K Termas de Monfortinho, Portugal F21 Futures - Joao Monteiro (Virginia Tech '16) 
Singles Runner-Ups (6)
$100K Monterrey, Mexico Challenger - Bradley Klahn (Stanford '12)
$25K Toowoomba, Australia - Astra Sharma (Vanderbilt Sr)
$15K Hammamet, Tunisia F29 Futures - Aziz Dougaz (Florida State Jr)
$15K Ninthaburi, Thailand F7 Futures - Nicholas Hu (Harvard '16) 
$15K Hilton Head Island (SC), USA - Bianca Turati (Texas Soph) 
$15K Lisbon, Portugal - Romy Koelzer (Clemson '15)
Doubles Champions (10)
ATP 500 Beijing, China - John Peers (Baylor '11)
ATP 500 - Tokyo, Japan - Ben McLachlan (Cal '14)
$100K Monterrey, Mexico Challenger - Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech Sr)/Evan King (Michigan '13)
$100K Stockton (CA), USA Challenger - Joe Salisbury (Memphis '14)
$50K Almaty, Kazakhstan Challenger - Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State '10)
$25K Falun, Sweden F4 Futures - Hunter Reese (Tennessee '15)/Ruben Gonzales (Illinois '08)
$15K Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt F28 Futures - Anis Ghorbel (Drake '13)
$15K Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - Alexandra Walters (Charleston Southern '14)
Doubles Runner-Ups (13)
ATP 500 Beijing, China - John Isner (Georgia '07)
$100K Monterrey, Mexico Challenger - Marcelo Arevalo (Tulsa '11*)/Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Texas '09)
$100K Stockton (CA), USA Challenger - Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee '15)
$25K Toowoomba, Australia F6 Futures - Nathan Pasha (Georgia '15)
$25K Toowoomba, Australia - Abigail Tere-Apisah (Georgia State '14)
$25K Nevers, France F22 Futures - Alex Lawson (Notre Dame '16)/Nate Lammons (SMU '16)
$25K Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy F32 Futures - Hunter & Yates Johnson (SMU '17)
$15K Termas de Monfortinho, Portugal F21 Futures - Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (NC State '12)
$15K Antalya, Turkey F37 Futures - Peter Nagy (Texas A&M Corpus Christi '15)
$15K Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt F28 Futures - Mazen Osama (Alabama Jr)
* didn't stay in college for all four years


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