RAMOS-CAPPELLETTI AND CIMATTI-NOBILE COME OUT VICTORIOUS IN BRASILIA, WHICH CLOSED THREE WEEKS OF AMAZING BEACH TENNIS IN BRAZIL
Antomi Ramos and Michele Cappelletti made it 10 wins in a row on the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour as they again came out on top against Andre Baran and Nikita Burmakin in the final of the Sand Series Brasilia Classic on Saturday night.
The Spanish and Italian duo have been in formidable form the last two weeks, having not dropped a set in their past ten matches and have faced Baran and Burmakin each of the past three weeks on the Brazilian swing (BT400 Valinhos and BT400 Uberlandia).
Ramos and Cappelletti will now head to Saarlouis knowing they can claim the only Sand Series missing from their careers, having also taken the titles in Gran Canaria and Réunion last year and the Sand Series Barcelona last month.
Since their title-winning run in Catalonia, the pair have won 18 of their last 19 matches, including three titles. On the win and their run of form, Ramos said: “We’re playing at a very good level, the tournament was amazing and very professional.” The Spaniard has now drawn level with Mattia Spoto on six titles for the year.
Meanwhile, Sofia Cimatti and Nicole Nobile mirrored Ramos and Cappelletti by following up their BT400 Valinhos win with a triumph in the Brazilian capital over top seeds and compatriots Giulia Gasparri and Ninny Valentini, also without dropping a set.
Gasparri and Valentini headed into the tournament in formidable form, having collected titles at their last four tournaments and on a 20-match winning streak. Their run ended at 24 when, despite beating home favourites and defending champions Vitoria Marchezini and Marcela Vita in a match tie break in the semi-finals, they could not overcome Cimatti and Nobile in the final.
On the win and their good form, Nobile said: “I am very happy to have concluded this Brazilian experience with a victory in one of the biggest tournaments of the year.”
Nobile, who, alongside Cimatti, will head to the next Sand Series tournament in Saarlouis as defending champions, added: “I am really proud of us and I look forward to continuing to train to improve myself and improve ourselves as a couple, player and person.”
See the full results of the Beach Tennis Sand Series Brasilia here.
The next Sand Series stop will be in Saarlouis from 26 to 28 August and will award a significant number of points towards the ITF Beach Tennis World Ranking that determines the qualification places for the ANOC World Beach games Bali 2023. Access the Beach Tennis Qualification System for the ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023 through the following link.
Find out about upcoming Beach Tennis events at our Beach Sports calendar.
Photo credits: Marcello Zambrana / cbtennis