Boyer Advances To Quarterfinals At Savannah Challenger

Tristan Boyer (photo: Savannah Challenger)


The US-American clay-court swing on the ATP Challenger Tour continues this week with the Savannah Challenger, a $82,000 event being held at The Landings Golf and Athletic Club in Savannah, a historic city known for its cobblestone streets, antebellum architecture, and beautiful parks. It’s located on the Atlantic coast of Georgia and is famous for its well-preserved historic district, which features stunning mansions, museums, and charming squares filled with oak trees draped in Spanish moss.

Top two seeds exit in opening round

Home favourite and World No. 101 J.J. Wolf led the field but the top seed fell in the opening round to Junior World No. 1 Joel Schwaerzler from Austria. Second-seeded US-American Michael Mmoh also suffered a first-round exit, as he was forced to retire in the third set against his compatriot Aidan Mayo with a an arm injury.

Boyer books quarterfinal spot

Tristan Boyer booked his place in the quarterfinals after rallying past Tennys Sandgren of the United States 1-6, 6-0, 6-1 on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded US-American struck seven aces and won 59 per cent of his first-service points to secure victory in one hour and 49 minutes. Boyer will next take on Frenchman Maxime Janvier, who outlasted Romanian qualifier Gabi Adrian Boitan 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Gijs Brouwer from the Netherlands knocked out No. 4 seed Dennis Kudla from the United States 6-3, 6-4. The 28-year-old lefty, who was born in Texas, converted four of his 14 break-point chances to prevail after one hour and 41 minutes.

Up next for Brouwer will be Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan, who was a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 winner over Ethan Quinn from the United States. The longest encounter of the day lasted two hours and 32 minutes.