Kimmer Coppejans (ATP 338) has on Tuesday placed for the second round (eighth-finals) on the Challengertoernooi in the Italian Francavilla (gravel/43.000 euro). Coppejans beat in the first round his compatriot Ruben Bemelmans (ATP 107) twice 6-4. The duel between the two Belgians took an hour and 24 minutes.
Coppejans meets in the next round, Argentina’s Andrea Collarini (ATP 240), that the Italian Gian Marco Moroni (ATP 356) defeated.
Bemelmans was in singles the topreekshoofd in Francavilla. Coppejans reached the main table as a lucky loser. He was killed in the qualifications against Joris De Loore (ATP 319), that in the first round of the Italian wildcard Gianluigi Quinzi (ATP 347). That duel will follow later in the day. Arthur De Greef (ATP 288) ran aground Monday already in the first round.
In the doubles placed Bemelmans is Monday, on the side of the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, for the quarter-finals. Also the Belgian tandem Sander Gille and Joran Fly in Italy in the last eight.