By Glenys Furness

  • Eden Silva with Jessika Ponchet lifted the trophy in Spain
  • The pair only dropped one set en route
LES FRANQUESES DEL VALLES, SPAIN – Eden Silva & Jessika Ponchet and took the title in the ITF 60K event.


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Eden Silva teamed up with Jessika Ponchet and entered the ITF 60K event in Spain. In the first round the Brit/French pair were drawn against the third seeds Jana Fett & Maria Sanchez. The Croatian/American pair got a jump on Silva & Ponchet and took the first set. The Brit/French fought back in the second securing a break to level the match up. In the match tiebreak Silva & Ponchet eased through into the quarter-final 3-6, 6-4, 10-5.

In the quarter-final the Brit/French pair were against Eva Guerrero Alvarez & Guiomar Maristany Zuleta De Reales. The Spaniards tried hard to break the serve of Silva & Ponchet, however they were unable to do so. No matter what Guerrero Alvarez & Maristany Zuleta De Reales threw at the Brit/French pair was answered. Silva & Ponchet moved into the semi final in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

The semi-final saw the Brit/French against Emily Webley-Smith & Mariam Bolkvadze. The Brit/Georgian stayed close in the first set before Silva & Ponchet broke serve and had the lead. In the second set Webley-Smith & Bolkvadze were outclassed by the Brit/French pair only managing to win one game. Silva & Ponchet progressed to the final in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

In the final Silva & Ponchet were against the all British team of Jodie Burrage & Olivia Nicholls. Although trying hard the Brits were unable to get the breaks needed to get ahead of Silva & Ponchet. Ultimately it was the Brit/French pairing that lifted the title in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.


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Doubles Round Up

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Guillermo Durán & Máximo González in the first round in Estoril 3-6, 7-5, 10-7.

Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Jérémy Chardy & Fabrice Martin in the final in Estoril 7-5, 7-6(3).

Dom Inglot with Rohan Bopanna were defeated by Marcelo Demoliner & Divij Sharan in the first round in Munich 6-3, 3-6, 12-10.

Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski were defeated by Philipp Oswald & Mate Pavić in the quarter-final in Munich 6-4, 6-4.

Harriet Dart & Johanna Konta were defeated by Georgina García Pérez & Oksana Kalashnikova in the quarter-final in Rabat 6-0, 6-2.

Scott Clayton with Adil Shamasdin were defeated by Marcelo Arévalo & Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela in the first round in Puerto Vallarta 6-2, 6-3.

Toby Martin with Davide Tortora were defeated by Lenny Hampel & Jules Okala in the first round in Italy 6-0, 4-6, 10-6.

Naiktha Bains with Anna Bondar were defeated by Gabriela Cé & Chiara Scholl in the final in Italy            6-0, 7-5.

Scott Duncan with Sagadat Ayap were defeated by Roman Safiullin & Evgenii Tiurnev in the first round in Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-3.

Alicia Barnett & Samantha Murray were defeated by Tamara Čurović & Polina Golubovskaya in the quarter-final in Uzbekistan 6-3, 7-5.

Alexander Jhun & Mark Whitehouse were defeated by Mykhailo Kvantaliana & Saba Purtseladze in the first round in Georgia 5-7, 7-6(5), 11-9.

Ben Jones with Peter Bothwell were defeated by Markos Kalovelonis & Aleksandre Metreveli in the quarter-final in Georgia 6-4, 6-4.

Cheraag Bajwa & Nicholas Nugent were defeated by Darryl Hale & Niklas Johansson in the first round in Ghana 6-7(6), 6-2, 10-5.

Ryan Storrie with Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda were defeated by Benjamin Lock & Courtney Lock in the semi-final in Ghana 6-4, 6-2.

Darryl Hale with Niklas Johansson were defeated by Benjamin Lock & Courtney Lock in the final in Ghana   6-4, 6-1.

Luke Johnson with Felipe Meligeni Alves defeated Michiel De Krom & Jaume Pla Malfeito in the final in Spain 6-1, 7-6(3).

Shamael Chaudry with George Botezan were defeated by Bogdan Bobrov & Ergi Kırkın in the first round in Turkey 7-6(3), 6-3.

Mason Recci with Yassir Kilani were defeated by Amaury De Beer & Louis Tessa in the first round in Tunisia 1-6, 6-2, 12-10.

Jonathan Gray with Clement Larriere were defeated by Franco Agamenone & Franco Egea in the quarter-final in Tunisia 6-2, 6-2.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Momoko Kobori & Ayano Shimizu in the first round in Japan 5-7, 7-6(0), 10-5.

Naomi Broady with Luksika Kumkhum were defeated by Akiko Omae & Peangtarn Plipuech in the semi-final in Japan 6-1, 7-6(5).

Freya Christie with Ekaterina Yashina defeated Anastasia Frolova & Sofya Lansere in the final in Russia 6-3, 6-3.

James Mackinlay with Artūrs Lazdiņš were defeated by Jeong Yeongseok & Park Ui-Sung in the semi-final in Egypt 6-2, 6-1.

Next week Brits play in Madrid, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Busan, Aix En Provence, Shymkent, Bosnia, Florida, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda.


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