Pro Circuit Round-up:
Davis, Subhash take titles
Arthur Kapetanakis | May 13, 2019
Team USA provided seven of the eight singles quarterfinalists in each of the two women’s events on the USTA Pro Circuit calendar last week, with Lauren Davis and Natasha Subhash ending the week as champions.
Davis (pictured above) won not only her ninth ITF singles title, but also a wild card into the upcoming French Open, courtesy of the USTA’s Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge. At the W100 event in Bonita Springs, Fla., Davis’ Sunday victory vaulted her ahead of semifinalist Whitney Osuigwe on the final day of the four-week challenge.
The No. 4-seeded champ defeated Ann Li, 7-5, 7-5, in the final after taking out Francesca Di Lorenzo, 6-1, 6-2, in the semis. In the opposite semi, Li took out Osuigwe, 0-6, 7-5, 6-4. Bowing out in the quarterfinals were No. 2 Taylor Townsend, No. 5 Sachia Vickery and qualifier Louisa Chirico.ADVERTISEMENT
In the Bonita Springs doubles event, Usue Arconada and Caroline Dolehide teamed up to reach the final.
Subhash’s trophy came at the W15 event in Williamsburg, Va., where she overwhelmed Swiss finalist and No. 6 seed Nina Stadler, 6-2, 6-3, in the title match. Born in Fairfax, Va., the former Top-30 junior girl claimed her first ITF singles title in her home state.
Subhash scored a 6-0, 6-0 victory over wild-card American Elaine Chervinsky in the semis, where Stadler took out No. 5 Joelle Kissell of the U.S. The Virginia quarterfinal field also included qualifiers Vanessa Ong and Jaedan Brown, wild-card Reese Brantmeier and direct-entrant Kimmi Hance.
Ong teamed with Savannah Broadus to win the doubles title, topping Chervinsky and Kylie Collins, 6-3, 6-1, in an all-U.S. final.
The men’s Pro Circuit was on display in Pensacola, Fla., where Harrison Adams was a singles finalist at the M25 event. The No. 2 seed dropped a 6-2, 6-4 final to top seed Juan Pablo Varillas of Peru. In an all-American semi, Adams dispatched Felix Corwin, 6-4, 6-3.
Three Americans contested the doubles final, as Junior Ore and Colombia’s Junior Alexander Ore took out Ian Dempster and Korey Lovett, 4-6, 7-6, [10-6].
Other notable results for Americans on the ITF Circuit include:
- Christina McHale was a singles champion at the ITF World Tennis Tour W80 event in Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France, where Varvara Lepchenko reached the quarters.
- Catherine Harrison was a singles quarterfinalist at the ITF WTT W60 event in Luan, China.
- Kristie Ahn reached the doubles final at the ITF WTT W60 event in Fukuoka, Japan.
- Maria Sanchez was a singles quarterfinalist at the ITF WTT W25 event in Obidos, Portugal.
- Isabella Harvison reached the singles semis at the ITF WTT W15 event in Heraklion, Greece.
- Madison Westby was a singles semifinalist at the ITFF WTT W15 event in Cancun, Mexico.
- Dasha Ivanova won the doubles title at the ITF WTT W15 event in Antalya, Turkey.
- Tyler Lu was a singles quarterfinalist at the ITF WTT M25 event in Wuhan, China.
- Vasil Kirkov was a singles quarterfinalist at the ITF WTT M15 event in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Kirkov also teamed with Alec Adamson to win the doubles title at the event.
- Henry Craig was a singles finalist at the ITF WTT M15 event in Heraklion, Greece, where Dusty Boyer was a singles quarterfinalist.
- Austin Rapp reached the singles finals at the ITF WTT M15 event in Cancun, Mexico, where Gage Brymer, Nicholas Bybel and Christian Langmo were singles quarterfinalist. Austin Rapp was a doubles champ at the same event.
- Justin Butsch reached the doubles final at the ITF WTT M15 event in Karlskrona, Sweden.
- Dana Mathewson was a women’s singles quarterfinalist and a women’s doubles finalist at the Israel Open ITF 2 Series event in Tel-Aviv, Israel.