Nick Hardt, tennis talent from Sosua, wins 25th Merengue Cup
Dominican Nick Hardt defeated Mexican Edson Ortiz (3-6, 6-3 6-2) to win the finals of the 25th Merengue Cup, an International Tennis Federation junior event, in which around 100 players under 18 years of age from around 30 countries participated. The event was held 11-16 July 2016 at the courts of the Parque del Este in eastern Santo Domingo.
The son of a Dominican mother and father from Luxembourg, Puerto Plata-born 15-year old tennis player, Nick Hardt is only the fifth Dominican to win the prestigious Merengue Cup in its 25 years. Other Dominicans to do so before him were Hiram Silfa (1992), Alejandro Aybar (1994), Henry Estrella (2003) and Peter Bertran (2013).
The win added 40 points to Hardt’s international junior ranking in the U18 category, which should climb now to around 270 in the world.
The winners of boys’ category doubles were Daniel Moreno and Edson David Ortiz (Mexico). In girls, Hurricane Tyra Black of the USA won the singles, and then teamed up with Kariann Pierre-Louis, also of the USA for the doubles win.
Source: DR1, ITFTENISS
July 18, 2016
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