Monday, May 21, 2018

Ex-Stanford star takes 125K Bordeaux doubles title

Bradley Klahn, shown in January, won his sixth career Challenger
doubles title on Sunday. Photo courtesy of JFS Communications
   Bradley Klahn, a former Stanford star from Poway in the San Diego area, and Peter Polansky of Canada defeated Guillermo Duran and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina 6-3, 3-6 [10-7] on Sunday to win the $125,000 BNP Paribas Primrose 2018 on clay in Bordeaux, France.
   Both teams were unseeded.
   Klahn, a 27-year-old left-hander, won his sixth Challenger doubles title and first with Polansky. Klahn reached the singles quarterfinals in Bordeaux, losing to unseeded Guido Andreozzi 6-3, 6-3.
   Unseeded Reilly Opelka, 20, won the singles title. The 6-foot-11 (2.11-meter) American outlasted wild card Gregoire Barrere of France 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5.
   It was the biggest title of Opelka's career and his first on clay.

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