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German Doubles Wizard Captures BMW One-on-One Doubles Title

March 10, 2008 01:04 PM

One-on-One Doubles, the new game of tennis sanctioned by USTA Florida, was part of the BMW Tennis Championships, March 19 -23 at the Sunrise Tennis Club in Sunrise, Fla.

The BMW Tennis Championships is an ATP Challenger tournament that draws numerous top 50 ATP pros who prepare for the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, March 26-April 6. There was a 16-man, qualifying One-on-One Doubles Tournament, with $1000 prize money on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:30am. The tournament's finalists earned a wildcard into the 8-man, One-on-One Doubles draw with 6 of the tournament's ATP pros.

Last year, Stefan Koubek, Austria's Davis Cup star, captured the One-on-One Doubles title in front of a packed house. This year, Chris Kaz of Germany, ranked No.31 in the ATP Doubles Rankings, defeated David Martin of the U.S., ranked No.51 in the ATP Doubles Rankings, 6-4, in the final of the BMW One-on-One Doubles Tournament played on Sunday, March 23. David Martin was coming off an ATP Doubles title, as he and Scott Lipsky won the San Jose ATP Doubles tournament (SAP Open) in February, defeating the Bryan Brothers 7-6, 7-5.

In the men's open division at the Sunrise Tennis Center, Mark Harrison, 9-time USTA National Gold Ball winner from Melbourne, Fla., def. Maurice Ruah from Aventura, Fla., 8-7 (8-6 tiebreak score) in the finals.  Maurice Ruah was once ranked No.90 (1995) in the ATP singles rankings.

One-on-One Doubles Tournament Results at BMW Tennis Championship

March 22-23 at the Sunrise Tennis Center

Quarterfinals:

David Skoch, Czech Republic, ranked No.30 in ATP Doubles, def. Gene Highfield, U.S., 6-2

David Martin, U.S. def. Maurice Ruah, U.S. 6-1

Christiam Blocker, Germany (redshirt freshman at U. of Miami) def. Dominik Hrbaty, Czech Republic (Career High #14 ATP Singles ranking) 6-4

Chris Kaz, Germany, def. Carlos Gomez-Diaz, U.S., 6-1

Semifinals:

David Martin, U.S., def. David Skoch, Czech Republic, 6-2

Chris Kaz, Germany, def. Christian Blocker, Germany, default

Finals:

Chris Kaz, Germany def. David Martin, U.S. 6-4

South Florida One-on-One Doubles Championship - Men's Open

March 19-20 at the Sunrise Tennis Center

Round of 16:

Maurice Ruah def. Keith Dunlop, 8-0
Nathan Rosenfeld def. TJ Urhobo, 8-4
Sven Goth def, Francisco Carrasco, 8-5
Paul Davis def. Arthur Novoseletsky, 8-4
Sandy Monblatt def. Ricardo Mendivil, walkover(def)
Boris Czarnecki def. Carlos Gomez-Diaz, 8-7
Arturo Carrasco def. Norm Schellinger, walkover(def)
Mark Harrison def. Roman Pavlic, 8-3

Quarterfinals:

Ruah def. Rosenfeld, 8-5
Goth def. Davis, 8-2
Czarnecki def. Monblatt, 8-0
Harrison def. Arturo Carrasco, 8-3

Semifinals:

Ruah def. Goth, 6-3
Harrison def. Czarnecki, 6-3

Finals:

Harrison def. Ruah, 8-7(8-6)

Consolation Finals:
Francisco Carrasco def. Roman Pavlic, 8-5

For more information about the BMW Tennis Championships, visit www.bmwtennischampionship.com. For more information about One-on-One Doubles, visit www.oneononedoubles.com.

 

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