Duarte Vale gets to the semi-finals in Idanha a Nova

This past Saturday, world number 568 Duarte Vale lost in the semifinals of the ITF M25 tournament in Idanha-a-Nova, where he was competing alongside his friend and compatriot Martim Prata in the doubles final.

U.S. college graduate at age 23 Rio Noguchi of Japan lost in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3, to the eventual champion in the inaugural Idanha-a-Nova International Tennis Federation tournament.

The final will be a rematch of the match between Noguchi and Israeli Ben Patael from last week’s inaugural Idanha-a-Nova tournament.