US hosts successful debut Challenger Cup
FITEQ hosted its first-ever Challenger Cup in the United States on 23 February, with 18 men’s doubles teams, including 6 female players, competing in the debut event in Los Angeles.
The Challenger Cup tested the use of a 12 points system, over the usual best of three sets format. Hungarian doubles pair Balazs Imreh and Arpad Sipos emerged victorious with a score of 12-9, 12-9 in the final overcoming Joao Barreto and Thiago Lusardi from Brazil. After a successful first event in the country, FITEQ is looking forward to returning to the United States for more Challenger Cups in the future.
The Challenger Cup series continues this weekend in Budapest, with the inaugural Women Singles Challenger Cup.