By Glenys Furness
- Lloyd Glasspool claimed title in USA Futures
- Only dropped one set en route
IOWA, USA – Lloyd Glasspool was seeded sixth in the USA Futures event in Iowa. The Brit only dropped on set en route to the trophy and defeated the top seed in the final.
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Lloyd Glasspool entered the ITF event in Iowa and was seeded sixth. The first round saw the Brit against American Roy Smith. In the first set the American was toe to toe with the Brit and as neither could be separated a tiebreak followed. Glasspool got a great start in the breaker, keeping ahead to take the set. In the second set the seed dominated with Smith barely getting a look in. Glasspool progressed 7-6(4), 6-2.
In the second round Glasspool was up against another American, this time Danny Thomas. The match was a very tight affair and there was nothing to differentiate the pair. Fighting hard Thomas forced a tiebreak in both sets. It was the Brit that was to come through taking both tiebreaks moving to the next round 7-6(5), 7-6(3).
The quarter-final saw the Brit against Nick Chappell. The Brit got first blood grabbing the break of serve in the first set and taking the lead. The American tried to pull back in the second set and forced a tiebreak. Once again Glasspool was in supreme form in the tiebreak progressing to the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(3).
In the semi-final the sixth seed was up against Alexander Brown. The American got off to a great start, and managed to get a break of serve on the Brit. Glasspool soon found himself down a set. The Brit re-grouped nicely in the second set, and broke Brown to level the match. In the deciding set it was all one way traffic as the seed totally dominated and lost only one game to move into the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
The final saw Glasspool against the top seed Evgeny Karlovskiy. In a very hard fought match the sixth seed forced tiebreaks in both sets. The Russian was unable to stay with the Brit in the breakers and Glasspool dominated both. Taking the title 7-6(2), 7-6(1).
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Will Davies was defeated by Collin Altamirano in the first round in Iowa 6-1, 6-2.
Joe Tyler was defeated by Bernardo Saraiva in the first round in Iowa 6-4, 6-3.
Jonathan Gray was defeated by Alexander Brown in the first round in Iowa 7-6(3), 7-6(5).
Finn Bass was defeated by Tom Farquharson in the first round of Iowa 6-2, 6-1.
Tom Farquharson was defeated by Alexander Brown in the quarter-final of Iowa 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-5.
Liam Broady was defeated by Benjamin Sigouin in the first round in Gatineau 6-4, 6-2.
Alex Ward was defeated by Zhe Li in the first round in Gatineau 6-4, 7-6(3).
Paul Jubb was defeated by Denis Klok in the first round in Estonia 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.
Samm Butler was defeated by Joao Lucas Reis Da Silva in the first round in Estonia 7-5, 7-6(4).
Billy Harris was defeated by David Pichler in the first round in Spain 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Dan Dowson was defeated by Jaume Pla Malfeito in the first round in Spain 6-4, 6-3.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Kim Gheong-Eui in the quarter-final in Malaysia 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Samantha Murray was defeated by Arina Rodionova in the first round in Gatineau 6-1, 7-6(4).
Jodie Anna Burrage was defeated by Mai Hontama in the first round in Gatineau 6-4, 6-2.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Astra Sharma in the semi-final in Gatineau 6-1, 6-2.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Elena Malygina in the first round in Estonia 7-5, 6-4.
Tara Moore was defeated by Danielle Lao in the first round in USA 6-4, 6-2.
Emilie Lindh Gallagher was defeated by Adithya Karunaratne in the first round in Spain 6-3, 6-3.
Emily Appleton was defeated by Estela Perez-Somarriba in the quarter-final in Spain 6-4, 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Shérazad Reix in the quarter-final in Italy 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
Next Week Brits play in Atlanta, Granby, Binghamton, USA Futures, Lithuania, Spain, Indonesia, Chinese Taipai, Canada, Portugal & France.
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