Connect with us

GSPN

FARREN, SARAIVA WINS 2017 DOUBLES CROWN

Connor Farren of the United States and Bernardo Saraiva of Portugal stayed perfect in the doubles draw to be crowned 2017 doubles champions of the King’s Guam Futures tennis tournament, an ITF Pro Circuit event presented by Docomo Pacific and Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.

PRESS RELEASE – Connor Farren of the United States and Bernardo Saraiva of Portugal stayed perfect in the doubles draw to be crowned 2017 doubles champions of the King’s Guam Futures tennis tournament, an ITF Pro Circuit event presented by Docomo Pacific and Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.

Farren and Saraiva, the No. 3 seeded team in the draw, matched almost equally to Masaki Sasai and Shunrou Takeshima, the No. 4 seed in the draw, but managed to cash in on tiebreakers, escaping with a straight set win, 7-6(1), 7-6(4).

Earlier in the week, the title-winning pair averaged just about one hour to win their doubles matches, including a thrilling three-setter against wild cards Christopher Cajigan of the Northern Mariana Islands and Jesse Delaney of Australia in the first round, but needed close to two hours in the championship match.

Farren is next registered to play in the Canada F3 Futures next week and Saraiva is next registered to play in the Portugal F9 Futures, also next week.

In singles play, it will be an all Japan final featuring No. 1 Hiroyasu Ehara against unranked Takao Suzuki, a former No. 1 player in Japan, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hilton tennis courts Sunday.

Ehara cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 victory over No. 5 Jake Delaney of Australia in the first of two semifinal matches played Saturday. Ehara has not dropped a set the entire week, making quick work of opponents with strong and steady play from the baseline, as well as a formidable net game when necessary.

Suzuki booked his ticket to the final showdown with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over No. 3 Yuichi Ito. Suzuki, 40, will bring a wealth of experience against the 25-year-old Ehara, who started playing tennis as a young child when Suzuki first turned professional. Suzuki still currently holds Japan’s Davis Cup record for most total wins (41-23), most doubles wins (14-11), most ties played (31) and most years played (15). He also is tied for the most singles wins (27-12) with Tsuyoshi Fukui and is named as part of Japan’s best doubles teams in Davis Cup play, with Satoshi Iwabuchi (9-5), according to the Davis Cup Web site.

For more information about the tournament and to view past results, visit http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100040260

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

December

January 2023

February
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for December

31st

No Events
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for January

7th

No Events
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

14th

15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for January

14th

No Events
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

19th

Events for January

20th

Events for January

21st

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for January

22nd

Events for January

23rd

Events for January

24th

Events for January

25th

Events for January

26th

Events for January

27th

Events for January

28th

29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for January

29th

Events for January

30th

Events for January

31st

COMING SOON …

  • 3rd Quarter Sports

QUICK HITS

Pro ballers: Japan pro basketball players Morgan Aiken and Takumi Simon meet up in Japan in between some of Simon’s games.
———————————————–
Dartmouth rugger Matias Calvo met up with pro Zach Pangelinan in Houston. Calvo is part of a college all-star team and the starting hooker of the NE Reds.

More in GSPN