Bangoura Takes First ITF Title Of The Season, Winning in Santo Domingo

Sekou Bangoura

SANTO DOMINGO, December 19, 2015

Sekou Bangoura captured the Parque del Este title in Santo Domingo, in the third of three US-$15,000 ITF Future events taking place in the Dominican Republic.

The world number 327 from the United States, currently ranked on a career high, defeated Facundo Mena from Argentina in Saturday’s final between the tournament’s two top-seeds. Bangoura withstood seven aces and capitalized on five of his twelve break point chances to seal a 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 victory in two hours and 50 minutes.

Bangoura claimed his first title of the season, his third overall and first ever outside the United States. The 24-year-old collects 27 ATP ranking points.

The doubles competition was won by fourth seeded pair of Keith-Patrick Crowley and Max Schnur, who beat first seeds Mateo Nicolas Martinez and Luis Patino 7-6, 6-2.