July 26, 2018

Joyce Wins Doubles Title In Champaign


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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Ohio State’s Martin Joyce claimed his first ITF Futures doubles title as he won the 25k event in Champaign this week.


Partnering with UCLA Maxime Cressy, the collegiate duo took down Charlie Emhardt and Alfredo Perez in the finals on Friday 6-3, 6-2. They also knocked-off professionals Alec Adamson and Miles Seemann 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals on Thursday.

Joyce competed in the singles main draw as well and opened with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Baylor sophomore Matias Soto before falling in the second round to No. 4 seed Aziz Dougaz 7-5. 7-6(4).

Fellow Buckeye John McNally, who has already won a doubles Futures title of his own this summer, won a pair of singles matches this week and advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles main draw. He rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 win over Florida’s McClain Kessler in the first round and then dropped the opening set of his second round match with No. 3 seed and world No. 536 Sebastian Boltz before rallying to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-4. He ultimately fell to the No. 8 seed Sebastian Korda in the quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon.