Belgium’s Michael Geerts took out No.1 seed Liam Broady 6-3, 6-2 and Katie Swan topped Brazil’s Thaisa Grana Pedretti 6-1, 6-3 to claim the singles titles at the inaugural Oracle Pro Series event, held at the Claremont Club in Claremont, California.
“It’s such a beautiful place to play,” said Swan. “It’s pretty exciting (to win the first Orcale Pro Series event). It’s my first win in a while and I’m coming off a two-month-long injury, so it’s also nice for my first tournament back to be a win.”
The 20-year-old Brit dropped just one set all week to claim her seventh ITF World Tennis Tour singles title. She is set to attempt to win back-to-back Oracle Pro Series events as she is entered in this week’s draw in Waco, Texas.
On the men’s side, Geerts upped his game to knock out Britain’s Broady in the final. The Belgian played fantastic all week, also losing just one set during the tournament.
“It was a great fight today, I really had to play my best tennis,” said Geerts. “Fortunately, I was able to win this week after losing last week in the final. It feels really good to come out again today and play a final.”
“Thank you to Oracle,” added Broady. “What they’re doing is really fantastic and really helps the players.”
In doubles, American Jacqueline Cako partnered with Russia’s Angelina Gabueva to take the title with a 6-3, 6-7(4), [10-4] victory over Americans Hind Abdelouahid and Alyssa Tobita. Germans Milen Ianakiev and Hendrik Jebens won a nail-biter on the men’s side over the top-seeded team of Ruben Gonzales and Ruan Roelofse.