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 Imai & Kaichi 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 Reid & Yasutaka 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 Paire & Édouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round in Hamburg 7-5, 6-2.
Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Romain Arneodo & Jérémy 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 González & Laura Pigossi in the semi-final of Porto 6-2, 6-3.
Tiffany William with Felicity Maltby were defeated by Katharine Fahey & Chiara 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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