Jared Donaldson becomes Seventh Youngest American to Win ATP Challenger Title


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Jared Donaldson becomes Seventh Youngest American to Win ATP Challenger Title

Tennis - 18-year-old Jared Donaldson has won the Royal Lahaina ATP Challenger in Hawaii to become the seventh youngest American player to win on the ATP Challenger circuit. Donaldson defeated qualifier Nicolas Meister 6-1, 6-4 in the final to follow in the footsteps of American greats like Andy Roddick, Michael Chang and Jim Courier, who all won ATP Challenger titles as teens.

Donaldson completed a double in Hawaii as he partnered with fellow American teen Stefan Kozlov to win the doubles title. The win will move Donaldson inside the Top 180, up from the 700s one year ago. In other ATP Challenger events last week, Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver defeated Gastao Elias 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 to win his 14th title on the ATP Challenger circuit and climb to No.

8 among all-time winners on the Challenger circuit. And Britain's Kyle Edmund won the title in Hong Kong with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Tatsuma Ito. ALSO READ - DONALDSON SIGNS WITH OCTAGON AGENCY ALSO READ - KOZLOV WINS ORANGE BOWL