Sieber dominates Troiber Cup singles


Filipino-German Marc Sieber dominated the men’s singles of the 30th Hofkirchener Tennis Tournament – Troiber Cup held in Hofkirchen, Germany.

Sieber was largely untroubled as he posted an easy 6-1, 6-0 victory over fifth seed Pascal Meis of Germany in the finals than lasted for less than an hour.

“I’m more comfortable right now. It was a great week and I’m looking forward to win more in the coming weeks. I just need to stay healthy the whole time to come up with good results,” said Sieber, whose mother hails from Cagayan de Oro City.

The 27-year-old Munich-based netter pocketed the 4,300 Euros top purse while Meis settled for the 2,500 Euros runner-up prize.

Sieber earned a trip to the finals by crushing eighth pick Andre Weisler of Germany in the semifinals, 6-1, 6-0. He also defeated Jonas Gleixner in the first round, 6-1, 6-0; Philipp Piyamongkol in the second round, 7-5, 6-1; and No. 6 Stephan Hoiss in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

It was Sieber’s third Troiber Cup title after winning the 2010 and 2012 editions. In March, Sieber had runner-up trophies in Turkey. In 2010, Sieber ruled the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open singles.

Sieber is planning to return in Manila in September to compete in the two-leg ITF Men’s Futures hosted by the Philippine Lawn Tennis Association and PCA.

“I’m still checking the schedules and hopefully I could comeback and play in Manila,” added Sieber.


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