HAVRE, Belgium -- Incoming men’s tennis freshman Simon Stevens earned a big result in Belgian F4 Futures on Tuesday, shocking the ATP’s 586th ranked player in the singles main draw. Stevens – a highly touted recruit out of Charleroi, Belgium – defeated Spain’s Pol Toledo Bague to advance to the round of 16 at the Havre Tennis Club.
Bague entered the match as the bracket’s sixth-seeded player. Stevens, whose career high ATP singles ranking is 1,603, won in straight sets to secure one of his most impressive victories.
Stevens advanced to meet Mats Moraing – ranked 752nd by the ATP – in the second round. Stevens won the first set against the German in a thrilling match before falling in three sets. Moraing earned two additional wins and has advanced to the semifinals.
Oregon sophomore Kevin Farin also picked up a win in Belgian F4 Futures, defeating Karim Tourmous in straight sets in the opening qualifying round. Farin posted a 24-7 doubles record and an 18-13 singles record in his first season of collegiate tennis this year, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 accolades.
Stevens and Farin were both making their first appearances of this summer’s Belgian futures circuit. Farin played numerous futures events last season and posted numerous quality doubles results, including reaching the semifinals of two tournaments with Robin Cambier.