Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry had the perfect week at the Oracle Pro Series – Naples, winning the doubles title on Saturday and the singles title on Sunday. With his win in the championship match, the 20-year-old leaves south Florida with the biggest title of his young career.
His path through the tournament wasn’t easy, as Etcheverry needed three sets in every round to reach Sunday’s championship match. Although the final against young American upstart Martin Damm was two sets, they were as close as can be. Etcheverry came through 7-6(4), 7-5 in just under two hours. All-in, he spent an average of about 2hr30min in each of his singles wins, a testament to his incredible stamina, effort and fighting spirit.
In his doubles final on Saturday, he partnered with countryman Camlio Ugo Carabelli to win 6-4, 6-0 over Benjamin Dhoe and Maxime Mora.
On the women’s side, Australia’s Seone Mendez rolled through the draw in incredibly fine form to win the biggest title of her career, as well. Leading into the final, she did not drop more than three games in any previous set. The championship match was a bit tighter, with the 20-year-old winning 6-3, 6-4 over Hungary’s Panna Udvardy.
The doubles final saw Mendez and her partner Lea Boskovic come up short against Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez and Gabriela Tabala 7-5, 6-2. Tabala had a massive win in singles earlier in the week, taking out World No.31 Danielle Collins in straight sets to reach the semifinal.