By Glenys Furness
- Jack Draper wins second title in a row
- Brit knocked out the top seed
- Lost only one set en route to the title
ROEHAMPTON, UK – Jack Draper won second title in a row, lifting the trophy after defeating the top seed along the way.
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Brit of the Week
Following on from winning his maiden title in Nottingham, Jack Draper entered the ITF event in Roehampton. The young Brit was again unseeded and in the first round drew fellow Briton Tiran Sanghera. Draper found his fellow Brit a challenge in the first set, eventually breaking serve as it looked to be heading to a tiebreak. The young Brit had less trouble in the second as Draper dominated Sanghera and eased into the second round 7-5, 6-2.
In the second round Draper was up against Baptiste Crepatte the top seed. The Frenchman managed to break the serve of the young Brit and took the first set. Draper fought back in the second set and pulled the match level after breaking the serve of the top seed. The final set saw the top seed fight hard, however it was the Brit who got the vital break of serve. Draper moved into the quarter-final 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The quarter-final saw the young Brit against the seventh seed Finn Bass. In another battle of the Brits it was Draper that struck first. The seventh seed looked to fight back in the second set, however Bass was unable to do anything with the serve of Draper. Once again it was the young Brit who broke first and held on to book a spot in the semi-final 6-3, 6-4.
In the semi-final Draper was taking on yet another Brit. Mark Whitehouse who was also unseeded had progressed through to the last four. The young Brit completely dominated the first set barely give Whitehouse a chance to get settled. The second set was a little more competitive, however, Draper still eased through to his second final in succession in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
The final saw Draper face Filip Bergevi. The Swede was looking for his first ITF title at the age of 24. The young Brit continued the form of previous rounds and soon broke serve. The second set was more like a stroll for Draper as he more or less broke at will and eased to his second title 6-3, 6-2.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Baptiste Crepatte in the first round of Roehampton 6-0, 6-3.
Daniel Martin was defeated by Finn Bass in the first round of Roehampton 6-2, 6-4.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Quentin Robert in the first round of Roehampton 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Lamar Bartley was defeated by Mark Whitehouse in the first round of Roehampton 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.
Ben Jones was defeated by Neil Pauffley in the first round of Roehampton 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Andrew Watson in the first round of Roehampton 6-4, 6-2.
Jonathan Binding was defeated by Antoine Bellier in the first round of Roehampton 6-1, 6-2.
Robert Carter was defeated by Joshua Paris in the first round of Roehampton 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Filip Bergevi in the first round of Roehampton 6-2, 7-6(2).
Joel Cannell was defeated by Francesco Vilardo in the first round of Roehampton 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
Samm Butler was defeated by Finn Bass in the second round of Roehampton 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
Neil Pauffley was defeated by Alexis Gautier in the second round of Roehampton 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(7).
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Andrew Watson in the second round of Roehampton 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Jonathan Gray was defeated by Antoine Bellier in the second round of Roehampton 6-4, 6-1.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Joshua Paris in the second round of Roehampton 7-5, 7-5.
Andrew Watson was defeated by Antoine Bellier in the quarter-final of Roehampton 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-6(3).
Joshua Paris was defeated by Filip Bergevi in the quarter-final of Roehampton 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
James Ward was defeated by Lloyd Harris in the first round in Kaohsiung 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2.
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Jeremy Beale in the quarter-final of Cairns 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Jacob Grills in the final of Cairns 6-1, 6-7(2), 7-5.
Billy Harris was defeated by Miljan Zekić in the semi-final of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Freya Christie was defeated by Astra Sharma in the first round of Cairns 6-1, 6-2.
Jodie Burrage was defeated by Kaylah McPhee in the quarter-final of Cairns 7-5, 6-2.
Anna Popescu was defeated by Emmanuelle Girard in the first round of Tunisia 7-6(6), 6-7(6), 6-3.
Danielle Daley was defeated by Claudia Giovine in the first round of Tunisia 6-3, 6-2.
Emily Webley-Smith was defeated by Pemra Özgen in the first round of Portugal 6-3, 7-5.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Nuria Parrizas-Diaz in the first round of Portugal 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-2.
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