COLUMBUS, Ohio – One week after claiming his first doubles title at the $25K Futures event in Champaign, Ill., Ohio State senior Martin Joyce made it 2-for-2 as he and partner Maxime Cressy won the doubles title in Decatur, Ill., over the weekend.
Joyce and Cressy had very little trouble winning their first three matches in Decatur, taking each in straight sets. In the finals, they faced former UCLA Bruins Nicolas Meister and Keegan Smith. Being a fellow Bruin himself, Cressy undoubtedly had a little extra motivation for the match but he and Joyce would fall in the opening set 6-4. They then turned the tables and won the second set 6-2 and dominated the super set 10-2 for their second-straight title.
The duo has played in three Futures events this summer and in addition to their two crowns, they also have a semifinal appearance. In singles play, Joyce has won his opening round match each of the last two weeks over professional players.
Joyce earned doubles All-America honors this past season as well as second team All-Big Ten accolades. He and partner Mikael Torpegaard finished runner-up in the NCAA Doubles Championship this past May. Joyce has 77 doubles victories in his first three seasons as a Buckeye and is on pace to finish his career in the top-10 in school history for doubles wins.