DURHAM, N.C. – Several former members of the Duke men’s tennis program continued their success on the professional level this summer, competing on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour and the International Tennis Federation Futures circuits. Four-time All-American Henrique Cunha captured the first singles and doubles titles of his professional career after graduating from Duke in May, while 2012 graduate Torsten Wietoska won a pair of futures titles in doubles.
Reid Carleton (2011) - ATP Challenger Tour/ITF Futures
Current Singles Ranking: 551 l Current Doubles Ranking: 596
Carleton made his most recent appearance on the professional circuit in the spring, reaching the USA F13 Futures doubles championship match in Tampa, Fla. He paired with Chase Buchanan of Ohio State to win three matches at the tournament before falling to Jean-Yves Aubone and Ryan Rowe, 3-6, 7-5, 10-12, in the doubles final. Carleton and Buchanan also competed on clay at the USA F12 Futures tournament, advancing as far as the semifinals. Meanwhile, Carleton took part in the singles draws at both tournaments as well, reaching the quarterfinals at the USA F13 Futures and the round of 16 at the USA F12 Futures.
Henrique Cunha (2013) - ITF Futures
Current Singles Ranking: 789 l Current Doubles Ranking: 1060
Since graduating from Duke in May as the program’s all-time leader in singles and doubles victories, Cunha has been active in tournaments both in the United States and overseas, collecting his first professional singles and doubles titles. The Jaú, Brazil native teamed up with former UNC Wilmington standout Chris Cooprider to capture the doubles crown at the Turkey F27 Futures doubles championship in Istanbul, Turkey in July. Cunha also took the singles title at that tournament, dispatching Enzo Couacaud of France in the championship match, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Since then, he has participated in qualifying rounds of singles action at the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad in Switzerland and the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.
Torsten Wietoska (2012) - ITF Futures
Current Singles Ranking: 637 l Current Doubles Ranking: 656
Wietoska turned in a successful summer of play on the ITF Futures circuit, earning two doubles titles. He and Stefan Seifert of Germany won the doubles draw at the Poland F1 Futures in late July, defeating Jeroen Benard and David Pel of the Netherlands in the final by scores of 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-6. Wietoska also won a doubles championship with Tom Schonenberg of Germany at the Germany F9 Futures. In singles, the 2012 Duke graduate reached the quarterfinals at a pair of futures tournaments in Turkey, as well as at the Netherlands F4 Futures.
Michael Yani (2003) - ATP Challenger Tour
Current Singles Ranking: 396
Yani competed at Wimbledon for the fourth consecutive year, falling to Denys Molchanov of the Ukraine in the first round of singles qualifying, 3-6, 6-7 (5).