By Glenys Furness

  • Liam Broady and JC Aragone were runners up in the doubles in Granby
  • The fourth seeds lost out to the third seeds
GRANBY, CANADA – Liam Broady teamed up with JC Aragone for the ATP Challenger doubles event. The Brit/American were the fourth seeds and made the final.

 

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Liam Broady teamed up with American JC Aragone for the doubles in Granby. The fourth seeds drew Shintaro ImaiKaichi Uchida. The Japanese pairing got off to the better start as the Brit/American dropped serve. Imai & Uchida took the first set. The seeds fought back in the second and managed to level up the match. A match tiebreak would be needed to decide the quarter-finalists and it was the fourth seeds that edged it 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.

In the quarter-finals Broady & Aragone were due to be playing Alexis Galarneau & Benjamin Sigouin. The Canadian pair had received a walk-over in the first round. It was the seeds turn to receive a walk-over as the Canadians withdrew from the event.

The semi-final saw the Brit/American up against the top seeds of Matt ReidYasutaka Uchiyama. The Australian/Japanese pair struggled on serve in the first set, which Broady & Aragone claimed. The top seeds re-grouped in the second set and levelled up the match. Once again a match tiebreak was required to decide who would make the final. It was the fourth seeds who came through to claim the win 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.

In the final Broady & Aragone were up against the third seeds Alex Lawson & Li Zhe. The American/Chinese pairing were held to a tiebreak by the fourth seeds, but Lawson & Zhe dominated the breaker. The second set saw the third seeds get the break of serve and the Brit/American were unable to break back. The third seeds claimed the title 7-6(2), 6-3.

 

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Doubles Round Up

Luke Johnson with Joao Menezes were defeated by Jack Mingjie Lin & Nicaise Muamba in the first round in Granby 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

Dom Inglot with Franko Skugor were defeated by Benoît PaireÉdouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round in Hamburg 7-5, 6-2.

Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Romain ArneodoJérémy Chardy in the quarter-final in Atlanta 6-2, 7-5.

Ken Skupski with Purav Raja were defeated by Ryan Harrison & Rajeev Ram in the semi-final of Atlanta 6-3, 6-4.

Cameron Norrie with Taylor Fritz were defeated by Skupski & Raja in the  quarter-final of Atlanta 3-6, 6-1, 11-9.

Joe Salisbury with Jonathan Erlich were defeated by Norrie & Fritz in the first round of Atlanta 6-3, 6-4.

Finn Bass with Petros Chrysochos were defeated by Julian Bradley & Nick Chappell in the first round of USA Futures 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.

Samm Butler & Paul Jubb were defeated by Matheus Pucinelli De Almeida & Joao Lucas Reis Da Silva in the quarter-final of Lithuania 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.

Billy Harris with Maciej Rajski were defeated by Javier Barranco Cosano & Raul Brancaccio in the quarter-final of Spain 6-4,6-2.

Samantha Murray with Akiko Omae were defeated by Erika Sema & Aiko Yoshitomi in the semi-final of Granby 6-1, 6-4.

Sarah Beth Grey with Erika Vogelsang were defeated by Claudia Gaspar & Daniella Silva in the quarter-final of Porto 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.

Tara Moore with Quirine Lemoine were defeated by Montserrat GonzálezLaura Pigossi in the semi-final of Porto 6-2, 6-3.

Tiffany William with Felicity Maltby were defeated by Katharine FaheyChiara Lommer in the quarter-final of France 7-5, 7-5.

Next week Brits play in Washington, Los Cabos, Lexington, Chengdu, USA Futures, Slovakia, Ireland, Indonesia, Austria, Finland, San Jose & Woking.

 

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