Fábio Coelho and Jaime Faria can now claim to be champions. Because the two Portuguese players had a fantastic rapport from the start of their match and successfully defended their ITF doubles title worth $15,000 in Castelo Branco.
The Portuguese 18- and 22-year-olds, who were the first seeds, completed a flawless run without dropping a set, defeating the fourth- and fourth-seeded Frenchmen Maxence Broville and Pierre Delage by scores of 6-2 and 6-4.
This enables Jaime Faria to rejoice at the international level for the first time following the loss of two further finals, and Fábio Coelho to celebrate following the loss of four doubles finals. Since Faria will compete on Sunday in the singles final against Frenchman Robin Bertrand, it is certain that he will now seek out more success.