Katie Swan heads up ITF & Challenger Round up
By Glenys Furness
- Katie Swan won third ITF Pro title and first of 2017
- Mixed results for other Brits on tour this week
ITF & ATP CHALLENGERS – Round up of the action from this week – Katie Swan secured her first title of 2017.
Brit of the week
Our Brit of the week is Katie Swan, her run in Sharm El Sheikh this week saw her all the way into the final. Having battled through the first round match, where the Brit dropped the second set, Swan soon got things back on an even keel.
It wasn’t until the semi final that the Brit once again faced a battle, all the other matches Swan had dominated the opponents and won in straight sets. In the semi final Julia Terzijska forced the Brit to another full distance match. Coming back from a set and a break down Swan took the very close match 5-7, 7-5, 7-5.
The final had the Brit against Pemra Özgen. The Turk was no match for Swan who sealed the win in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. This was the first title of the year for the Brit and her third overall. Having won in Sharm El Sheikh in March 2015 & Madrid also in 2015 it was a welcome return to trophies for the Brit.
ATP Challenger Round up
Brydan Klein was the best performing Brit on the ATP challenger tour this week. Having made it through qualifying in Yokohama Klein got as far as the quarter final before falling to another qualifier in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
Ed Corrie had been in the main draw in Wroclaw but was unable to emulate Klein. Corrie fell at the first round stage, going out in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-2
ITF Pro Circuit Round Up
Katie Boulter had a fine week in Clare. The only Brit to make a showing here, Boulter advanced to the quarter finals before falling in straight sets. In fact the Brit was only able to win two games going down 6-1, 6-1.
Billy Harris had to wait for his quarter final against the top seed Ricardo Ojeda Lara in Vale Do Lobo. Harris ended a great week after qualifying here, unfortunately the Spaniard was just too good on the day, taking the win in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
Amanda Carreras progressed to the second round in Curitiba before her run ended.
Corrie & Lloyd Glasspool are in the Main Draw in Sherbrooke. Corrie is the top seed. Farris Gosea and Joe Salisbury will attempt to join them, they have currently reached the second qualifying round.
Tara Moore is in the Main Draw in Zuhai.
Alexis Canter has qualified for the main draw in Bhilai-Chattisgarh.
Mildura will be the main focus for the Brits next week with Rhett Purcell, Freya Christie (eighth seed), Harriet Dart, Gabriella Taylor, Boulter and Katy Dunne (fifth seed) all due to take part
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