Mmoh To Face Wu In Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Final

Michael Mmoh (photo: Jacob Stuckey)


The singles final of the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger is set with Tung-lin Wu from Chinese Taipei and US-American Michael Mmoh fighting for the title on Sunday.

First up on Saturday, Wu took to the court against Zhizhen Zhang of China. After an early trade of breaks, the two stayed on serve until the end of the first set when Wu saw his opening and grabbed the crucial break to take the opening set 6-4. In the second set, the two stayed with each other, holding serve each game and heading to a tie-break. Wu advanced to his third career ATP Challenger final with a 6-4, 7-6(7) victory in one hour and 40 minutes.

Next up, No. 3 seed and last week’s Sarasota Open champion Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia and Mmoh hit the court for what would be a thrilling three-set match. Galan was able to grab a quick break and take the opening set 6-3. In the second set, Galan was able to pull ahead to 5-4 and had two match points on Mmoh’s serve, but the 24-year-old from the United States dug deep and saved them to level up the match at 5-5. Mmoh then pounced on the opportunity and closed out the second set 7-5 to force a decider. In the third, the two stayed with each other until Mmoh was able to grab the break and close out the match with a final score of 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 after two hours and 23 minutes.

Brouwer/Harrison crowned doubles champions

In the doubles final, Gijs Brouwer from the Netherlands and US-American Christian Harrison defeated No. 3 seeds Cristian Rodriguez of Colombia and Diego Hidalgo from Ecuador 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 to claim their first ATP Challenger title as a team. They split $3,100 in prize money and earned 80 ATP Doubles Ranking points.

The singles final gets underway on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. local time. This will be the first career meeting between Mmoh and Wu. General admission tickets are available for just $20.