? First 100K title ?— carolzhao (@CarolZhao95) November 12, 2017
It’s been a long way here since January and I owe this to the small group of people whose belief in me never wavered even when mine did. There are still many, many more miles to go but I’m so so grateful for you, and for this. ??? pic.twitter.com/RnuaQnCQAt
Former Clemson Tiger Yannick Maden made it to his second Challenger singles final of the year at the $85K in Mouilleron Le Captif, France. Maden defeated four top 200 opponents, all in straight sets, before falling to Elias Ymer 7-5, 6-4. Maden won $7,200 and picked up 60 ATP points which moved his ranking up to a new career high of 148.
The Skupski Brothers, Ken and Neal, won their third Challenger doubles title of the year with a close three set win over Sander Arends and Antonio Sancic at the $106K Bratislva, Slovakia Challenger. The Skupski's knocked out the No. 2 seeds Podlipnik-Castillo and Vasilevski 7-6, 7-6 in the first round and then got a walkover win over Gombos and Lacko in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals they defeated Brunstrom and Krawietz 7-6, 6-4 and in the final they came back from 7-5 down in the third set supertiebreak to win 5-7, 6-3, 10-8. The Skupski's split the $6,580 winner's purse and each picked up 110 points. Neal has now equaled his career high ranking of 68 while Ken is currently ranked 86 (CH-44).
Former Arizona State Sun Devil Jacqueline Cako won her second doubles title in the past month as she and Nina Stojanovic won the ITF $100K event in Shenzhen, China. Cako and Stojanovic won a tough three setter in their opening round match and then they won their next three matches in straight sets including a 6-4, 6-2 win in the final. Cako earned $2,700 for the win and picked up 140 ranking points which moved her ranking up to a new career high of 92.
Below is a list of last weekend's winners and runner-ups on the pro circuit.
Doubles Champions (12)
$15K Antalya, Turkey F42 Futures - Diego Hidalgo (Florida '16)
$15K Heraklion, Greece F8 Futures - Conor Berg (New Mexico '13)/Mousheg Hovhannisyan (Pepperdine '13)
* didn't stay in college for all four years