Rai wins doubles title and finishes singles runner up in South Korea

Sunday, 28 August 2022

It’s been a terrific week for New Zealand tennis player Ajeet Rai in Changwon in South Korea.

Rai has won the doubles title with Tom Fancutt and has finished runner up in the singles losing to Korean Lee Jea-Moon 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 42 minutes.

Rai who will represent New Zealand in next month’s Davis Cup tie against Finland in Helsinki, teamed with Tom Fancutt to beat Lee and Jeong Yeong-seok 5-7,6-4,10-8 in an hour and 31 minutes. It’s Rai’s eighth ITF doubles title.

Meanwhile Artem Sitak and his French partner Jonathan Eysseric, have been beaten in straight sets in the double’s final at the ATP Challenger tournament in Granby in Canada by the British pair of Julian Cash and Henry Patten.

The final score was 6-3 6-2 in an hour and five minutes.

Sitak and Eysseric now head to another Challenger tournament in Toulouse in France where they are the second seeds. They face a Bolivian pair Boris Arias and Federico Zeballos in the first round.

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