Lewis participates in first-ever ITF Futures event in Morocco

July 14, 2018

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Eddie Lewis

Eddie Lewis of Anchorage has accomplished a lot of firsts for Alaska tennis lately.

He’s likely the first Alaskan to play on the International Tennis Federation tour and now he’s the first to play in the ITF’s new Futures event on the clay in Morocco.

The 23-year-old dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to former ATP veteran and local legend Anas Fatter in the qualifying draw.

It probably felt like a Davis Cup road match, with the entire crowd rooting against the Alaskan.

That’s a tough spot for any player.

Lewis, of South High fame, has played in nine ITF events this season, mostly in Florida, where he was the No. 1 player at Eckerd College.

This was his second international tournament, with the first one coming last November in Monterrey, Mexico.