?? Back-to-back titles for Andreea Rosca!— TCU Women's Tennis (@TCUWomensTennis) December 17, 2017
Rosca captures the doubles & singles titles at the $15K Pro Circuit event in Cairo & is riding a 10-match winning streak!#GoFrogs ?? pic.twitter.com/YG6AsIzwpl
Last week former UNC Tar Heel Jose Hernandez-Fernandez finished as the runner-up at the Dominican Republic F2 Futures in Santo Domingo Este but this week at the F3 he managed to win the title with a 6-0, 6-7, 6-2 win over former Kentucky Wildcat Alejandro Gomez. The singles title was the first of the year for Hernandez-Fernandez, eighth career, and it was his first on a hardcourt since 2013. Hernandez-Fernandez won 10 of 12 sets in his five matches while only having to face one seeded player. Hernandez-Fernandez is currently ranked 312 but with these 18 points he should rise to around 287 next week (CH-179).
Felicitamos a @bebohernandezf quien se corona campeón del F3 RD celebrado en el Parque del Este y organizado por Fedotenis al vencer al colombiano Alejandro Gómez en 3 set. Culmina así 3 semanas exitosas en las que hizo semis en F1, final F2 y ganador F3.#yosoycreso pic.twitter.com/QSSeWznouI— CRESO (@CRESOrd) December 16, 2017
Former USF Don Bernardo Saraiva and former Pacific Tiger Sem Verbeek made it back-to-back doubles titles at the Dominican Republic Futures in Santo Domingo Este. Saraiva and Verbeek defeated Nick Hardt and Jose Olivares 6-3, 6-4 in the final which gave Verbeek his ninth doubles title of the year while it was the fifth of the year for Saraiva. Verbeek's doubles ranking is up to 273 (CH-263) while Saraiva has a new career high of 307.
Duke redshirt junior Nicolas Alvarez, who missed all of last year with a wrist injury, advanced to his first career pro singles final at the Peru F1 Futures in Lima. Alvarez won his first four matches in straight sets but he came up short in the final falling 7-5, 6-3 to the No. 2 seed Daniel Galan. Alvarez picked up 10 points for making the final and when those are added in next week he'll have a new career high of around 856. Below is a list of last weekend's winners and runner-ups on the pro circuit.
Recent Oklahoma State graduate Arjun Kadhe won a doubles title in Egypt for the second week in a row. A week ago Kadhe and Aryan Goveas won the Egypt F37 Futures in Cairo and this past week they won the F38 which was also in Cairo. Kadhe and Goveas cruised into the finals but then they got all they wanted from recent SMU graduate Ronald Slobodchikov and Oleksandr Bielinskyi before pulling out a 6-7, 6-1, 10-7 win.
Former Clemson Tiger Jessy Rompies won her third doubles title of the year, 23rd career, after she and Varunya Wongteanchai defeated former Northwestern Wildcat Samantha Murray and former Auburn-Montgomery Warhawk Ana Veselinovic 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ITF $25K in Pune, India. Rompies picked up 50 WTA ranking points for the win and should see her doubles ranking rise to around 314 next week (CH-243).
* didn't stay in college for all four years