Berankis wins his first ATP doubles title in Huston

Berankis and Gabashvili (U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship photo)

Berankis and Gabashvili, who ranks 79th, did not plan to play doubles but were entered for the tournament after Rayan Harrison and Jeck Sck withdrew. In the finals, the Lithuanian–Russian duo seized on the opportunity and managed to reach the finals.

In the final match, Berankis and Gabashvili faced the Philippines’ Treat Huey and American Scott Lipsky, who is 37th in the world doubles rankings. The Lithuanian–Russian couple were much better and won the match in straight sets with 6-4, 6-4.

Berankis and Gabashvili earned USD 26,980 and each player will add 250 points to their ATP doubles ranking.

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