Ruben (ATP-232) got a great start at the challenger tournament of Cherbourg (France, CH 100). He won his first singles match.
Ruben faced lucky loser Corentin Denolly (ATP-335) in the first round. The Belgian achieved his first victory of the year and won the encounter with 3-6, 6-1 and 6-4. In the second round Ruben will face Denis Istomin (ATP-184).
In the doubles Ruben (ATP D-180) had to surrender together with Frenchman Jonathan Eysseric (ATP D-269). They lost 6-7 (3), 6-3 and 10-3 to Sergio Martos Gornes (ATP D-184) and Goncalo Oliveira (ATP D-88).