Semi-Finals Set as Competitors Seek Final Prize
Brown, Altamirano, Karlovskiy, and Glasspool Advance to Tomorrow’s Semi-Finals
The seventh day of The Old Capitol Futures finalized the semifinal matchups for the singles main draw and concluded the doubles main draw. Nick Chappell and Alec Adamson (pictured) were crowned the doubles main draw victors after their 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 victory over Martin Spec and Felix Corwin.
The first singles semi-final begins tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Alex Brown, native of Waukee, Iowa, advanced to the semi-finals with a 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 victory over Tom Farquharson in the quarterfinals. The Fighting Illini sophomore-to-be looks to acquire his first USTA Futures win. Brown jumped into the world rankings this year at No. 1701. This ranking is set to increase if he continues his hot streak. Brown placed himself into the main draw through qualifying play and is the only qualifier left standing.
Lloyd Glasspool is set to face Brown tomorrow following the second singles semi-final. The No. 6 seed needs a victory over Brown to make the finals match. Lloyd defeated Nick Chappell earlier today 6-4, 7-6 to advance and is the only British player left in the field. Glasspool is currently ranked No. 538 in the world for singles with his highest ranking of No. 282 back in 2016.
No. 1 seed Evgeny Karolovskiy advanced to the semi-finals earlier today with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Sebastien Boltz. The Russian has a current world ranking of No. 245, which was elevated four days ago from No. 329. Karlovskiy is the favorite to win the tournament, but don’t count out the other rising competitors. Collin Altamirano defeated Hawkeye Kareem Al Allaf 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals earlier today at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. The No. 3 seed in the tournament will seek to prove his worth tomorrow against No. 1 seed Evgeny Karlovskiy.