At the challenger tournament in Aptos in the United States, Ruben (ATP D-275) and Joris De Loore (ATP D-351) were not able to reach the final. The third seeds were a little too strong.
Ruben and Joris had to face Neal Skupski (ATP D-83) and Jonathan Erlich (ATP D-88) in the semifinal. The Belgian pair won the first set with 6-3 but Erlich and Skupski got the second set 4-6. In the supertiebreak, Ruben and Joris came just short: 10-12. The match lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.