July Sports News: Tournament Wins & A New Partnership!
- by Lotto Sport
- August 18, 2023
- 4 min read
July was an eventful month for sports—and for Lotto, too!
We saw some incredible tournament wins, some feats of excellence from talented athletes, and even a brand-new partnership that we’re excited to share with you.
Let’s dive into this past month in sports!
Lotto Partners With DICK’S Sporting Goods!
Lotto is thrilled to announce our partnership with DICK'S Sporting Goods, the leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer in the United States!
Lotto tennis and soccer footwear are now available in select DICK’S stores and online. US athletes will find a full range of Lotto sports products, along with lifestyle footwear and apparel under the Lotto Life and Lotto Leggenda trademarks.
Sofia Huerta Joins Lotto as a Brand Ambassador
Coinciding with the DICK’s partnership, US soccer star Sofia Huerta joins the Lotto family as a brand ambassador!
Sofia will perfectly represent our brand’s mission and values by wearing Lotto cleats during all on-field competitions, appearing in Lotto’s creative campaigns at DICK’S Sporting Goods, and promoting the brand through social media and appearances.
We look forward to our new partnership!
Great Performances at the ATP Hamburg Open
We’ve got some incredible showings from Lotto athletes at the ATP Hamburg Open!
First, Laslo Djere finished as the runner-up. After beating top-ranked tennis players, such as Lorenzo Musetti and Martin Etcheverry, Laslo lost in the final to Germany's Alexander Zverev in two sets.
In men's doubles, Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille also finished in second place. The German pair of Krawietz-Puetz prevailed in the final.
A Great Performance at the WTA Poland Open
Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer and partner Heather Watson won the doubles title at the WTA 250 in Warsaw, Poland!
The team last defeated the Polish pairing of Falkowska-Piter in the final with a double 6-4 win.
An Unforgettable Week for Alex Michelsen!
Alex Michelsen reached his first ATP final after playing only two tournaments on the World's top professional circuit—an incredible feat!
At the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, USA, the 18-year-old Michelsen eliminated top-ranked players such as James Duckworth, Mackenzie McDonald, and John Isner, showing undeniable talent at the highest level of play. In the final, Alex finally fell to Adrien Mannarino in two sets.
The Lotto player cemented himself as one of the most promising players on the ATP Tour, climbing 50 places in the rankings and establishing his best ranking of 140
The rise of the Michelsen demonstrates once again the dominance of Lotto players on the world junior tennis scene. In fact, Alex leads the list of 26 Lotto-sponsored talents in the running for the ATP Next Gen Race under 21.
Way to go Alex—we look forward to your continued success!
Additional Results from July
Here are some more fantastic results from Lotto athletes in July:
- Latvia's Darja Semenistaja won the ITF W60 in Olomouc, Czech Republic, after beating Croatia's Lea Boskovic with sets of 6-7, 6-3, and 6-1 in the final.
- Hanwen Li won the ITF M25 in Fuzhou, China, after defeating Xiaofei Wang in the final with sets of 6-3 and 6-2.
- Stefan Popovic was runner-up at the ITF M15 in Uslar, Germany. Stefan came just short of the title after losing to Sebastian Prechtel in the finals with three evenly-matched sets.
- Italy’s Fausto Tabacco won the ITF M15 in Perugia, Italy after beating Andrea Picchione with sets of 7-6 and 6-3 in the final.
- Nicola Kuhn won the ITF M15 in Metzingen, Germany, after defeating Daniel Paty with sets of 6-4 and 6-1.
- Antonia Vergara Rivera took home gold at the ITF J100 in Cali, Colombia. Antonia won in the final against Isabel Higuita in three sets.
- Yuvan Nandal was runner-up at the ITF J200 in Durban, South Africa. In the finals, South Korea's Donghyun Hwang prevailed in three sets.
- Francesca Gandolfi was the runner-up at the ITF J300 in Bytom, Poland. In the final, Francesca was defeated in two sets by Monika Stankiewicz.
- Jaime Alcaraz, younger brother of Carlos Alcaraz, triumphed at the Rafael Nadal junior Tour in Madrid, Spain. In the final of the Under-12 category, the 12-year-old Spaniard overcame Pablo Serrano with sets of 6-1, 1-6, and 10-1.
Lotto Representing at the Women's World Cup 2023!
A pair of fantastic debuts!
Francesca Durante of Solista 200 made her debut at the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Francesca’s clean sheet contributed decisively to Italy's 1-0 victory over Argentina.
Also debuting for Solista 200, Sofia Huerta put up a great performance in a 3-0 victory.
More Lotto Teams Finding Success
Three Lotto teams are in the spotlight!
Malaysian Super League saw two big victories: Sabah FC winning 2-1 against Penang and Kedah FC beating Kuching 1-0.
Meanwhile, in the Peruvian Liga 1, Cusco FC defeated Academia Cantolao with a score of 3-0.
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