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Monday, May 21, 2012

Loeb, Jarry Sweep Grade 4 ITF Titles in Delray Beach; Sandgren Wins Third Pro Circuit SinglesTitle of Year at Tampa Futures

Before the start of today's NCAA Division I men's and women's semifinals, I wanted to briefly pass along a couple of results from weekend in ITF Juniors and Pro Circuit events.

In the Delray Beach ITF Grade 4, the third of three clay events in Floriday, Jamie Loeb and Nicolas Jarry of the US swept the singles and doubles titles.

The unseeded Jarry, who was a finalist in the Daytona Beach Grade 4 two weeks ago, defeated No. 9 seed Alp Horoz of Turkey 6-2, 6-4 in the boys singles final. Loeb, also unseeded, beat unseeded Maria Shishkina 7-6(1), 7-6(4) in the girls singles final.

Jarry teamed with Josh Hagar to win the doubles title, with the No. 6 seeds  beating unseeded Dan Kerznerman and Logan Smith 6-2, 6-2.

Loeb and Alexandra Morozova, the No. 3 seeds, won the girls doubles title in a walkover from No. 2 seeds Dasha Ivanova and Mia King.

In the $10,000 Tampa Pro Circuit event, 20-year-old Tennys Sandgren won his third Futures singles title of the year, beating unseeded 18-year-old Bjorn Fratangelo 6-1, 6-3, in the final. Fratangelo beat top seed Gerald Melzer in the second round, and qualifier Michael Redlicki in the semifinals to advance against No. 2 seed Sandgren.  Sandgren had barely survived the semifinal challenge of Christian Harrison, who turns 18 later this month, with the former Tennessee Volunteer getting through that match 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4).

Unseeded Philip Bester and Kamil Pajkowski of Canada won the doubles title.

At the $10,000 women's Pro Circuit event in Pennsylvania, No. 4 seed Piia Suomalainen of Finland beat unseeded Liz Lumpkin of the US in the final 7-6(4), 6-1.  No. 3 seeds Macall Harkins and Connie Hsu of the US beat top seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Alexandra Mueller of the US 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles final.