Al Allaf Highlights Day 1 of the Singles Main Draw
The Old Capitol Futures Kicks of the Singles and Doubles Main Draws on Day 4
The Old Capitol Futures started the singles and doubles main draws this morning at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Players competing in the main draw are vying for $25,000 in total prize money, with play ending Sunday, July 22.
Iowa Hawkeye Kareem Al Allaf (pictured) won his first singles main draw match 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 over Martin Joyce of Ohio State. Almost a three-hour match, the pair battled until a bonus point resulting in Allaf’s win. Allaf will be a redshirt-junior in the fall and is hoping to play No. 1 for Iowa next season. His collegiate record is 42-30 in singles and 35-27 in doubles.
Petros Chrysochos hit the court for the first time playing doubles with Finn Bass of Great Britian. The pair lost to Alec Adamson and Nick Chappell 2-6, 4-6. Chrysochos is set to play in the main draw and is seeded fifth overall. Petros won the 2017 NCAA Championships while at Wake Forest.
Joe Tyler and Will Davies of the Hawkeyes end their singles and doubles main draw runs early with losses earlier today. Tyler lost 4-6, 3-6 to Bernardo Saraiva while Davies lost 1-6, 2-6 to Collin Altamirano. They fell 3-6, 6-7 on a bonus point in their doubles match against Collin Altamirano and Alexander Lebedev.
Hawkeyes Josh Silverstein and Jason Kerst lost their doubles match 1-6, 2-6 to Alafia Ayeni and Danny Thomas. Silverstein is also a development intern for the tournament and will help run The Old Capitol Futures now that his play is finished.
Kareem Al Allaf and Piotr Smietana fell 3-6, 2-6 to Martin Joyce and Maxime Cressy for the final match of the day. Al Allaf is now the only remaining Hawkeye left in the Old Capitol Futures field of play.