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Gators Impress at M15 Naples Tournament

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NAPLES, Fla. – The M15 Naples match noticed three present and former Gators within the doubles finals as Abedallah Shelbayh received the doubles championships along with his companion, Bruno Kuzuhara, in opposition to Duarte Vale and Johannes Ingildsen

Shelbayh and Kuzuhara, who competed with Ben Shelton and received the doubles title on the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 Nationwide Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan over the summer time, took on Jesse Witten and Liam Draxl (ITA No. 1 participant) within the first spherical of doubles competitors. The Shelbayh/Kuzuhara pair simply received their match, 6-2, 6-2, to maneuver on to the quarterfinals, the place they reached the semifinals after a walkover by their opponents.

Within the semifinals, Shelbayh and Kuzuhard battled Federico Bertuccioli and Marco De Rossi. The duo received the primary set, 6-1, earlier than dropping the second set, 6-3. The pair would advance to the finals with a 10-7 tremendous tiebreak rating.

On the opposite facet of the doubles bracket, Vale and former Gator teammate, Ingildsen grouped collectively. The duo defeated their first-round opponents, Fletcher Scott and Juan David Velasquez, by scores of 6-2 and 6-3 to maneuver on to the quarterfinals. Then, simply received their second-round match by 6-2 scores in opposition to Alan Kohen and Juan Ignacio Galarza.

Vale and Ingildsen took on the No. 1-seeded doubles pair, Louroi Martinez and Damien Wenger, within the semifinals and pulled out a straight-set win, 6-0, 6-1, en path to an nearly all-Gators remaining. Shelbayh and Kuzuhara had been capable of outlast the Vale/Ingildsen pair by scores of 6-4, 6-1 to win the doubles championship on the match.

Over in singles, Vale’s first spherical match in the primary draw was a fast one. In 59 minutes, Vale took down Velasquez, 6-1, 6-0. In his second-round singles match, Vale defeated ATP No. 732 participant and No. 5-seed, Galarza, 6-2, 7-5. Vale took on teammate Ingildsen within the quarterfinals and was capable of draw back with a 6-4, 6-3 victory to advance to the semifinals, the place he then defeated Blu Baker, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Within the finals, Vale put up a combat in opposition to ITF No. 1 juniors participant, Juncheng Shang, however dropped the match, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Shelbayh joined Vale in profitable his first and second spherical singles matches after downing each ATP No. 279 participant, Rubin Statham, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, and ATP No. 787 participant/No. 7-seed, Ezekiel Clark, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, in three-set battles.

Josh Goodger posted a pair wins within the qualifying singles spherical, beginning with a dominant win over Chukwudumebi Smarty, 6-0, 6-1. He then took on the ITA No. 29 participant from Tennessee, Martim Prata, within the second spherical of qualifying. The Gator pulled out the victory with a tiebreak within the first set, 7-6 (5) and a 6-1 rating within the second set.

Goodger and Will Grant additionally paired up for doubles competitors as they superior to the quarterfinals with a first-round win over Prata and Blaise Bicknell, 6-2, 6-3.

 

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