May 24th, 2018

Former UF Star Bangoura Wins Singles, Doubles Titles at Poland Futures Tennis

General News Pro Tennis

Former University of Florida star Sekou Bangoura won his first ITF or USTA Pro Circuit title in two years last weekend, sweeping both the singles and doubles titles at the Poland F3 Futures event on clay at the GK Forge Cup in Ustron.

The unseeded 26-year-old in the singles final defeated No. 2 seed Pawel Cias of Poland 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. In the semifinals Bangoura needed nearly three hours to defeat German Marvin Netuschil 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The American also came from a set down to win in his first-round match.

It was his fifth ITF/USTA Pro Circuit title after winning in 2016 at the USA F18 Futures, the 215 Dominican Republic F3 Futures, the 2014 USTA F1 Futures, and the 2013 USA F30 Futures.

Top seeded in doubles with Poland’s Szymon Walkow, in the final they defeated No. 4-seeded Czechs Vit Kopriva and David Poljak 0-6, 6-1, 10-4.

It was the second doubles title of the year for Bangoura-Walkow after the Italy F9 Futures.

Bangoura turned pro in 2010 and last year appeared in his first ATP main draw after qualifying to the main draw at the Citi Open in Washington.