By Glenys Furness
- Mark Whitehouse won singles and doubles titles in Oklahoma
- With David Fox the second seeds dropped only two sets
- In the singles the Brit dropped only one set
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, USA – Mark Whitehouse entered both the singles and doubles ITF event. The Brit was seeded second in both draws. David Fox paired up with Whitehouse to lift the doubles title.
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Brit of the Week
Mark Whitehouse entered the ITF event in Norma, Oklahoma. The Brit was the second seed in both disciplines. In the first round Whitehouse was drawn against Brady Draheim. The American was no match for Whitehouse, who demolished Draheim. The Brit only lost three games to move into the second round 6-2, 6-1.
The second round saw the seed facing Alexander Klintcharov. The Kiwi got off to the better start and broke the serve of the Brit. Whitehouse was not able to break back and was soon down a set. However, the seed managed to re-group. Taking the game to Klintcharov the Brit secured the required break of serves in the next sets. The Kiwi was unable to get back on terms and it was the seed who progressed 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In the quarter-final Whitehouse was facing Andrew Fenty. The unseeded American fought hard in the first set, however the Brit was too good and broke to lead. In the second set Fenty had nothing left to try, and the seed dominated to move into the semi-final 6-4, 6-2.
The semi-final saw the Brit against the fifth seed Austin Rapp. The American kept the first set close, until towards the end when Whitehouse made the breakthrough. In the second set Rapp tried to level up the match, however the Brit was having non of it and broke to book a place in the final 6-4, 6-2.
In the final Whitehouse was against Ezekiel Clark. The American sixth seed stayed toe to toe with the Brit and forced a tiebreak. The breaker saw the second seed edge ahead to take the lead. In the second set Whitehouse was on top and secured the break of serve to take the title in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-4.
In the doubles, Whitehouse teamed up with David Fox and the pair were the second seeds. The first round saw the Brits against Abraham Asaba & Andrew Fenty. The seeds were just too strong for the Ghanaian/American pairing and moved swiftly into the next round losing only three games 6-1, 6-2.
In the quarter-final the Brits were against Vasile-Alexandru Ghilea & Matthew Rodriguez. The Romanian/American pair were unable to cope with the game of the seeds and found themselves broken early. It was more of the same in the second set with Whitehouse & Fox going on to the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
The semi-final pitched the Brits against the third seeds Pierce Rollins & Preston Touliatos. The American pair got the jump on Whitehouse & Fox and broke their serve to move into the lead. The Brits managed to re-group and take the second set forcing a match tiebreak. In the match tiebreak the second seeds edged ahead and booked a spot in the final 4-6, 6-3, 11-9.
In the final the Brits were against the top seeds Alexander Cozbinov & Ricardo Rodríguez. Whitehouse & Fox secured the break in the first set and took the lead. The Moldovan/Venezuelan re-grouped in the second set breaking the Brits to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the Brits secured the win and lifted the title 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
David Fox was defeated by Nathan Ponwith in the first round in Oklahoma 6-4, 6-2.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Darian King in the second round in Winnipeg 6-0, 7-6(2).
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Ben Jones in the first round in Cancun 7-6(5), 6-4.
Patrick Foley was defeated by Naoki Nakagawa in the first round in Cancun 7-5, 6-4.
Jack Gibbens was defeated by Carlos Hassey in the first round in Cancun 6-3, 6-3.
Ben Jones was defeated by Aron Pierce in the second round in Cancun 6-3, 6-4.
Alexander Jhun was defeated by Alejandro Mendoza in the second round in Cancun 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
Jack Draper was defeated by Nicolás Mejía in the semi-final in Cancun 6-7(3), 4-3 RET.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Baptiste Crepatte in the first round in Portugal 6-4, 6-3.
Andrew Watson was defeated by David Jorda Sanchis in the first round in Portugal 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-1.
Harry Meehan was defeated by Luis Faria in the first round in Portugal 6-4, 6-3.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Henry Craig in the first round in Portugal 6-3, 6-4.
Finn Bass was defeated by Fred Gil in the first round in Portugal 6-3, 6-4.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Fred Gil in the quarter-final in Portugal 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Jonathan Gray was defeated by David Jorda Sanchis in the semi-final in Portugal 7-6(4), 6-2.
Jack Oswald was defeated by Rodrigo Montes De Oca Murillo in the first round in Peru 6-3, 6-4.
Anouskha Wooller was defeated by Nadia Echeverría Alam in the second round in Peru 6-0, 6-0.
Jake Hersey was defeated by Enrico Dalla Valle in the first round in Tunisia 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles Round Up
Luke Bambridge & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Raven Klaasen & Michael Venus in the first round at Wimbledon 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-4.
Dom Inglot with Austin Krajicek were defeated by Cameron Norrie & Jaume Munar in the first round at Wimbledon 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(11), 6-3.
Jack Draper & Paul Jubb were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah in the first round at Wimbledon 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Jay Clarke & James Ward were defeated by Ken Skupski & John-Patrick Smith in the first round at Wimbledon 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.
Freya Christie & Katie Swan were defeated by Greet Minnen & Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round at Wimbledon 7-5, 6-2.
Naiktha Bains & Naomi Broady were defeated by Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova in the first round at Wimbledon 7-5, 6-1.
Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Sorana Cirstea & Galina Voskoboeva in the first round at Wimbledon 6-0, 6-3.
Harriet Dart & Katy Dunne were defeated by Chan Hao-Ching & Latisha Chan in the first round at Wimbledon 6-2, 6-4.
Heather Watson with Mandy Minella were defeated by Raquel Atawo & Lyudmyla Kichenok in the first round at Wimbledon 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.
Liam Broady & Scott Clayton were defeated by Nicolas Mahut & Édouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round at Wimbledon 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Evan Hoyt & Luke Johnson were defeated by Nicholas Monroe & Mischa Zverev in the first round at Wimbledon 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
Dan Evans & Lloyd Glasspool were defeated by Leonardo Mayer & João Sousa in the first round at Wimbledon 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski were defeated by Ivan Dodig & Filip Polášek in the first round at Wimbledon 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Ken Skupski with John-Patrick Smith were defeated by Robin Haase & Frederik Nielsen in the second round at Wimbledon 7-6(14), 7-6(7), 7-6(2).
Andy Murray with Pierre-Hugues Herbert were defeated by Nikola Mektić & Franko Škugor in the second round at Wimbledon 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.
Cameron Norrie with Jaume Munar were defeated by Marcus Daniell & Wesley Koolhof in the second round at Wimbledon 1-6, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2, 6-2.
Joe Salisbury & Katy Dunne were defeated by Jamie Murray & Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round at Wimbledon 7-5, 7-6(8).
Scott Clayton & Sarah Beth Grey were defeated by Frances Tiafoe & Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon 6-2, 6-3.
Jonny O’Mara & Naomi Broady were defeated by Matwé Middelkoop & Yang Zhaoxuan in the first round at Wimbledon 7-6(4), 6-3.
Ken Skupski with Darija Jurak were defeated by Artem Sitak & Laura Siegemund in the first round at Wimbledon 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Jay Clarke with Coco Gauff were defeated by Robert Lindstedt & Jeļena Ostapenko in the first round at Wimbledon 6-1, 6-4.
Heather Watson with Henri Kontinen were defeated by Zhang Shuai & John Peers in the second round at Wimbledon 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Luke Bambridge with Asia Muhammad were defeated by Édouard Roger-Vasselin & Andreja Klepač in the second round at Wimbledon 6-4, 6-4.
Neal Skupski with Chan Hao-Ching were defeated by Matwé Middelkoop & Yang Zhaoxuan in the second round at Wimbledon 7-6(1), 6-2.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Henri Kontinen & John Peers in the third round at Wimbledon 7-6(2), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 13-12(2).
Jamie Murray with Bethanie Mattek-Sands were defeated by Mate Pavić & Gabriela Dabrowski in the second round at Wimbledon 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Andy Murray with Serena Williams were defeated by Bruno Soares & Nicole Melichar in the third round at Wimbledon 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Evan Hoyt & Eden Silva were defeated by Ivan Dodig & Latisha Chan in the quarter-final at Wimbledon 7-5, 7-6(5).
Brydan Klein with Alejandro Tabilo were defeated by Hunter Reese & Adil Shamasdin in the first round in Winnipeg 6-4, 2-6, 10-8.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Usue Maitane Arconada & Caroline Dolehide in the quarter-final in Honolulu 0-0 RET.
Jack Gibbens with Aron Pierce were defeated by Daniel Garza & Alan Fernando Rubio Fierros in the first round in Cancun 6-1, 6-1.
Isaac Stoute with Zandrix Acob were defeated by Alexander Jhun & Nicolas Moreno De Alboran in the first round in Cancun 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-5.
Patrick Foley with Riaan Du Toit were defeated by Jack Draper & Nicolás Mejía in the first round in Cancun 6-1, 6-2.
Alexander Jhun with Nicolas Moreno De Alboran were defeated by Jody Maginley & Justin Roberts in the quarter-final in Cancun 6-3, 6-4.
Jack Draper with Nicolás Mejía were defeated by Rikhardt Bierman & Ashwin Sharma in the quarter-final in Cancun 0-0 RET.
Harry Meehan with Loic Ratsaratany were defeated by David Jorda Sanchis & Ivan Marrero Curbelo in the first round in Portugal 6-4, 6-4.
George Davies & Sean Hodkin were defeated by Andres Urrea & Michel Vernier in the first round in Portugal 6-3, 6-2.
Finn Bass with Alessandro Coppini were defeated by Francisco Cabral & Robert Strombachs in the quarter-final in Portugal 6-0, 6-2.
Soumeya Anane with Daria Lodikova were defeated by Angelica Moratelli & Dalila Spiteri in the first round in Italy 6-2, 6-2.
Jack Oswald with Rayane Oumaouche were defeated by Oscar Gutierrez & Rafael Matos in the first round in Peru 6-2, 6-0.
Anoushka Wooller with Raphaelle Lacasse were defeated by Daianne Hayashida & Camila Soares in the first round in Peru 6-2, 6-3.
Jake Hersey with Siddhant Banthia were defeated by Nicolas Arreche & Manuel Peña López in the semi-final in Tunisia 6-3, 6-4.
Alisha Reayer with Maria Vazquez were defeated by Martina Capurro Taborda & Yuliana Lizarazo in the first round in Tunisia 6-2, 6-1.
Next week Brits play in Gatineau, Amersfoort, USA, Spain, Peru, Mexico, Portugal, Austria, Estonia, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, France.
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