ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, September 12, 2015
The 16th edition of the TEAN International Tennis tournament is taking place in Alphen aan den Rijn this week, a town and municipality with about 107,000 inhabitants in the western Netherlands. It features a combined event of an € 42,500 ATP Challenger as well as an US-$ 25,000 ITF women’s tournament.
In the men’s competition, top-seed Damir Dzumhur defeated Grega Zemlja in their first tour meeting, winning 7-5, 7-6. The 23-year-old Bosnian, who lost in the opening round of the US-Open to Bernard Tomic, withstood four aces from the Slovenian and won 71% of his first service points to seal victory in one hour and 40 minutes. Dzumhur advanced to his third final of the season after reaching this stage in Morelos as well as lifting the trophy in Santo Domingo in February.
The world number 98 will face local hero Igor Sijsling, who convincingly reached his first final of the season through a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Tristan Lamasine. The winner of the 2011 edition, served strongly and wasn’t broken the whole match. After 62 minutes, the 28-year-old Dutch closed the encounter.
No Dutch final in women’s tournament
Richel Hogenkamp and Lesley Kerkhove failed to reach the final. Hogenkamp could not capitalize on one of her six match points against Croat Tena Lukas, who emerged victorious 6-1, 3-6, 7-6. Kerkhove lost to Belgian Marie Benoit 5-7, 4-6.