Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:02

Pro Circuit Recap - Kristie Ahn, Roberto Cid, & Joao Monteiro Win Singles Titles

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Kristie Ahn won her second singles title of the year, seventh career, after defeating two-time NCAA singles champion Danielle Collins in the final of the $80K RBC Pro Challenge in Tyler, Texas. The match started off with three consecutive breaks until Ahn held for 3-1. The rest of the opening set was all holds, including a six-deuce hold by Ahn for 5-3, as Ahn would go on to take it 6-4. Ahn went up an early break in the second set but Collins back on serve at 4-4. However Ahn would break back at love for 5-4 and then go on to serve it out in a one-deuce game to claim the title with a 6-4, 6-4 win. 

Ahn earned $12,000 and picked up 115 WTA ranking points which moved her ranking up to a new career of 106. As the runner-up Collins earned $6,500 and picked up 70 WTA ranking points which moved her ranking up from 206 to 167. 


Roberto Cid won his second singles title of the year, third career, with a come from behind three set win over Fabrizio Ornago in the finals of the $15K USA F35 Futures in Birmingham, Alabama. The first set finished with three consecutive breaks with Ornago getting two of those to take the set 6-4. In the second set Cid jumped out to a 4-1 lead and took it 6-3 and then in the third set he jumped out to a 5-0 lead before closing out the 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win. Cid won $2,160 and picked up 18 ATP ranking points. 



Joao Monteiro won his sixth singles title of the year, seventh career, with a straight set win over Samuel Bensoussan in the final of the $15K Tunisia F33 Futures in Hammamet. Bensoussan jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the opening set but Monteiro broke back and held for 2-2. Neither player faced a break point the rest of the set but in the tiebreak Bensoussan went up an early mini-break. Bensoussan had three sets points at 6-4, 6-5, and 7-6 but Monteiro won the final three points to take the tiebreak 9-7. In the second set Monteiro jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Bensoussan got it back on serve at 3-2. Monteiro broke back in a two-deuce game to make it 4-2 and he'd hold two more times to close out the 7-6, 6-3 win.  

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

Singles Champions (3)
$80K Tyler (TX) USA - Kristie Ahn (Stanford '14)
$15K Birmingham (AL), USA F35 Futures - Roberto Cid (South Florida '16)
$15K Hammamet, Tunisia F33 Futures - Joao Monteiro (Virginia Tech '16)

Singles Runner-Ups (4)
$80K Tyler (TX) USA - Danielle Collins (Virginia '16)
$75K Charlottesville (VA), USA Challenger - Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee '11*)
$15K Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia F3 Futures - Borna Gojo (Wake Forest Sophomore)
$15K Opava, Czech Republic F8 Futures - Petr Michnev (Hawaii-Pacific '14)

Doubles Champions (12)
$60K Toronto, Canada - Erin Routliffe (Alabama '17)/Alexa Guarachi (Alabama '13)
$50K Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger - Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Texas '09)/Marcelo Arevalo (Tulsa '11*)
$25K Sant Cugat, Spain - Luisa Stefani (Pepperdine '17*)
$15K Birmingham (AL), USA F35 Futures - Raleigh Smith (Northwestern '14)/Wil Spencer (Georgia '12)
$15K Antalya, Turkey F41 Futures - Florent Diep (Florida '14)/Diego Hidalgo (Florida '16)
$15K Meshref, Kuwait F1 Futures - Robert Galloway (Wofford '15)/Benjamin Lock (Florida State '16)
$15K Sunderland, Great Britain - Eleni Kordolaimi (Houston '15)

Doubles Runner-Ups (12)
$80K Tyler (TX) USA - Jamie Loeb (North Carolina '15*)
$75K Charlottesville (VA), USA Challenger - Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee '15)/Jarryd Chaplin (Tennessee '14)
$75K Shenzhen, China Challenger - Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M '11)/Jackson Withrow (Texas A&M '16)
$60K Canberra, Australia - Ellen Perez (Georgia '17*)
$43K Eckental, Germany Challenger - Ken Skupski (LSU '07) & Neal Skupski (LSU '12)
$25K Meitar, Israel F15 Futures - Luke Johnson (Clemson '16)
$15K Birmingham (AL), USA F35 Futures - Boris Arias (LSU '16)/Nick Chappell (TCU '15)
$15K Sunderland, Great Britain - Alicia Barnett (Northwestern '16)

* didn't stay in college for all four years 

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  • Comment Link devin bowen Thursday, 09 November 2017 07:42 posted by devin bowen

    Joao-You have made your point. You own the futures tour.

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