Canadian Frank Dancevic was crowned champion of the $15,000 Calgary Futures on Sunday, besting No. 7-seeded Ecuadorian Gonzalo Escobar by a score of 6-4, 6-3 in the final to earn the title.
Dancevic halted the impressive nine-match win streak of Escobar, which included the title in Winnipeg last week, to clinch his 11th career professional singles trophy. World No. 277 Dancevic, whose career-high ranking is No. 65, last won the Kosice Challenger in Slovakia in June 2014.
No. 3-seeded Dancevic broke his opponent three times throughout the championship match, dishing out eight aces and winning five straight games in his best stretch. The only set of tennis the longtime Canadian Davis Cup team member lost all week was to No. 2 seed Tennys Sandgren in the semifinals.
His performance in Calgary is his best result on the year in combination with a runner-up finish at the $50,000 Drummondville Challenger in March.
Dancevic’s victory closes out the third annual Calgary Futures tournament, which is hosted by the Calgary Tennis Club. The first two winners of the ITF Pro Circuit event were Canadian Brayden Schnur in 2013 and American Daniel Nguyen in 2014. For the complete final draws and results, please visit the ITF website.