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Nott wins ITF tourney

Nott wins ITF tourney

FAYETTEVILLE – Mike Nott, an incoming freshman student-athlete for the Arkansas men’s tennis team, won an International Tennis Federation doubles tournament championship this past weekend.

Nott, who is ranked No. 11 by the English Lawn Tennis Association, teamed with Zack Evenden to win the AEGON Junior International in Edinburgh, Scotland. They went 4-0 to claim the title.

"We’re hoping Mike comes in and contributes right away this season," Razorback head coach Robert Cox says. "This shows he can play doubles at a very high level. He has shown his versatility in both singles and doubles. We’re looking forward to getting him here in the fall."

Nott and Evenden opened the event with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Max Peara of England and Dean Tjin-a-ton of the Netherlands. They followed with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 tiebreaker victory over James Ireland and Myles Orton, both of England.

In the semifinals, they topped Jack Busby and Lewis Whiteley, both of England, 6-1, 7-5.

Nott and Evenden won the title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Euan McIntosh and Jonny O’Mara, also both from England.

Nott is the brother of current Razorback Chris Nott. Chris is heading into his senior season after earning All-Southeastern Conference honors as a junior. He was 17-15 in singles and ranked No. 62 in the nation, and 22-13 in doubles and ranked No. 56 with Dmitry Lebedev.

Sports Category : Tennis (M)