Sept. 25, 2016
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Former Cavalier Dominic Inglot ’09 won his second ATP Tour doubles title of the year on Sunday, partnering with Henri Kontinen at the St. Petersburg Open in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Inglot and Kontinen saved a match point and captured their first ATP World Tour title together, prevailing against German Andre Begemann and Indian Leander Paes 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 in the final.The comeback in the final marked the third match of the tournament in which Inglot/Kontinen fought back from a set down. They cut their margins especially close against Begemann/Paes, who had not dropped a set before Sunday and were playing in their second ATP World Tour final of the season after falling at the Winston-Salem Open in August to Kontinen and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Inglot claims his second ATP World Tour title of the season after winning in Nottingham with Canadian Daniel Nestor. The 30-year-old Brit now has six for his career.
In addition to Inglot, two other former Cavaliers were in finals this weekend with Sanam Singh ’11 winning the singles title at the LMW ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢’Â¬” ITF Futures tournament in Coimbatore, India. Singh, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over second-seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran to win his first Futures title of the year. Jarmere Jenkins ’13 was the runner-up at the Alice Springs Tennis International Futures Tournament in Australia, dropping the third set in a tiebreaker to Australian Marc Polmans.
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