22 Dec 2008

Estrella enjoys home success


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By  James Hamill-Reeves

Dominican Republic F5 - final presentation

For the last five weeks, Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, has been staging consecutive Futures events. The city named by the brother of Christopher Columbus after Saint Dominic, the patron saint of astronomers, saw first the Austrian Nikolaus Moser beat Belgian David Goffin 6-4 6-3 in the singles final to win his first title of his career on the Futures Circuit with German pair Nils Langer and Frank Wintermantel claiming the doubles events with a 6-3 6-1 defeat of Serbian duo Ivan Djurdjevic and Ilya Vucic.

The second event saw Dutch seventh seed Igor Sijsling overcome the challenge of Russia’s Andrey Kumantsov 7-6(5) 3-6 6-1 in the singles final with the doubles seeing Belgium’s David Goffin team up with the Czech Republic’s Radin Zitko to beat the Germano-Georgian team of David Klier and Lado Chikladze in a tight contest 7-6(8) 3-6 10-3.

The third in the Dominican series of Futures saw an impressive week for Austria’s Philipp Oswald who beat first seed Victor Estrella 7-6(2) 6-4 to win the singles event, then team up with Ivan Anikov from the Ukraine to win the doubles title by defeating Russia’s Andrey Kumantsov and his American partner Sheeva Parbhu 6-2 6-4 in the final.

The fourth week saw local boy and first seed Victor Estrella claiming the event with a victory of Russian Andrey Kumantsov 7-6(4) 6-4 in the singles final to add to his 2008 singles title at USA F12. In the doubles, Dutch pair Antal Van Der Duim and Tim Van Terheijden saw off the challenge of the previous week’s doubles winners Oswald and Anikov 6-3 5-7 10-8 in a tightly contested match.

The last week saw Victor Estrella again succeed in taking first prize in the singles event, this time at the expense of his compatriot Wild Card Jhonson Garcia 7-6(3) 6-4. It was not all bad for Garcia, as he’d just partnered Estrella to win the doubles event by defeating second seeds Andrey Kumantsov from Russia and his American partner Ryan Young 6-4 6-0.



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  • Igor SijslingDominican Republic F4 - final presentation

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