Japan’s Yuta Shimizu wins second singles title of 2018 at King’s Guam Futures tennis tourney

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L-R Yuta Shimizu, GNTF President and King's Guam Futures tournament director Torgun Smith, and Yuichi Ito. Photo courtesy of Guam National Tennis Federation.

No. 3 Yuta Shimizu of Japan won his second singles title of the year after defeating No. 6 Yuichi Ito 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the 2018 King’s Guam Futures, an ITF Pro Circuit event presented by Docomo Pacific and Hilton Guam Resort & Spa Sunday at the Hilton tennis courts.

The 19-year-old Shimizu, ranked as high as No. 5 in the world in the ITF Junior Combined Ranking, brings his winning record with him into the ITF Pro Circuit, 22-10 for the year in singles and 23-10 for the year in doubles. In 2018, Shimizu already has earned two singles titles – the first at the China F1 Futures in January and next, he adds his victory from Sunday at the Hilton tennis courts to his record. Shimizu also has one doubles title this year at the China F4 Futures with partner Te Rigele of China, P.R.

Shimizu is next slated to play at the Sony Hong Kong F1 Futures in Hong Kong this week and is ranked No. 7 in the singles main draw, the ITF Web site states.

Following the singles match at the Hilton tennis courts, both players were presented awards during a short ceremony on Court No. 1 following speeches by Guam National Tennis Federation President and King’s Guam Futures tournament director Torgun Smith and visiting ITF Supervisor Scott Ray of Australia.

The King’s Guam Futures is a Guam Visitors Bureau signature event and is supported by sponsors King’s, Docomo Pacific, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Mega Bingo, platinum sponsors NEWGEN Physical Therapy, Dimension Systems, Morrico Equipment, Tennis Academy of Guam, gold sponsors California Pizza Kitchen, Beachin’ Shrimp, Nissan, Goody’s, Hertz, Matson, LA Tofu & Galbi, Custom Fitness Physical Therapy, Pacific Daily News, Mobil, AM Insurance, MGA Consulting, and silver sponsors Hyatt Regency Guam, Paradise Awning RadioCom, Shirley’s Coffee Shop, Fast Copy, Quality Distributors, Triple B Forwarders, and Hafa Adai Signs.

Information about the tournament is online on the ITF Web site: https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men’s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100042263

Information was provided by a GNTF press release