By Glenys Furness

  • Jack Draper claimed ITF Shrewsbury title
  • Top seed didn’t drop a set all event
SHREWSBURY, UK – Jack Draper entered the ITF event and was the top seed. The Brit took the title without dropping a set.

 

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Brit of the Week

Jack Draper entered the ITF event and was the top seed. In the first round the Brit drew Alexander Jhung. Draper had to fight hard in the first set but was able to break Jhung. The top seed then held on to take the set. Draper had little problem in the second set and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

The second round saw the top seed against Sean Hodkin. Draper completely dominated the first set with Hodkin unable to get any games on the board. The second set saw Hodkin playing better, securing some games. The top seed was forced to step up a gear, overcoming Hodkin eventually in straight sets 6-0, 6-3.

In the quarter-final the top seed was against the eighth seed Francesco Vilardo. The Italian managed to stay with the top seed for most of the first set. Ultimately Draper broke through and took the lead. In the second set Vilardo fought back and managed to force a tiebreak, however the top seed dominated the breaker to move into the semi-final 6-4, 7-6(2).

The semi-final saw the top seed against the sixth seed Tobias Simon. The German was staying with Draper, the match was on serve. Unfortunately for the German he was unable to carry on and pulled out of the match, handing the Brit a spot in the final 3-2 RET.

In the final Draper was against second seed Julian Ocleppo. The first set saw the Italian stay with the Brit until Draper broke serve, and took the lead. Ocleppo was unable to compete in the second set, which saw the top seed sail through and lift the title 6-4, 6-0.

 

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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Joshua Paris was defeated by Tom Hands in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-1, 6-4.

Clay Crawford was defeated by Francesco Vilardo in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-7(8), 6-3, 6-3.

Llewelyn Bevan was defeated by Robert Strombachs in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-3, 7-5.

Patrick Foley was defeated by George Houghton in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-2, 6-0.

Elliott Farmer was defeated by Scott Duncan in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.

Ben Jones was defeated by Tobias Simon in the first round in Shrewsbury 7-5, 6-1.

Sizya Ernest Kivanda was defeated by Anton Matusevich in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-4, 6-4.

Jonathan Binding was defeated by Felix Gill in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Arthur Fery in the first round in Shrewsbury 4-6, 6-5 RET.

Michael Shaw was defeated by Simon Carr in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-2, 6-2.

Adam Jones was defeated by Finn Murgett in the first round in Shrewsbury 7-5, 6-4.

David Fox was defeated by Julian Ocleppo in the first round in Shrewsbury 6-3, 6-3.

Tom Hands was defeated by Francesco Vilarado in the second round in Shrewsbury 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3.

George Houghton was defeated by Robert Strombachs in the second round in Shrewsbury 6-4, 6-4.

Scott Duncan was defeated by Tobias Simon in the second round in Shrewsbury 6-3, 7-5

Anton Matusevich was defeated by Luke Johnson in the second round in Shrewsbury 7-6(3), 6-4.

Felix Gill was defeated by Arthur Fery in the second round in Shrewsbury 7-6(4), 7-6(7).

Finn Murgett was defeated by Simon Carr in the second round in Shrewsbury 6-2, 6-2.

Neil Pauffley was defeated by Julian Ocleppo in the second round in Shrewsbury 7-5, 7-5.

Arthur Fery was defeated by Luke Johnson in the quarter-final in Shrewsbury 6-3, 6-3.

Luke Johnson was defeated by Julian Ocleppo in the semi-final in Shrewsbury 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3.

Ryan Peniston was defeated by Mikael Torpegaard in the second round in Tiburon 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Toby Martin was defeated by Emiliano Maggioli in the first round in Italy 7-6(1), 7-6(2).

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Yuki Naito in the semi-final in Italy 6-0, 7-6(3).

George Loffhagen was defeated by Calum Puttergill in the second round in Australia 7-5, 6-4.

Brydan Klein was defeated by Blake Mott in the semi-final in Australia 6-2, 7-6(1).

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Asia Muhammad in the first round in Australia 6-4, 6-4.

Russell Henderson was defeated by David Poljak in the first round in Portugal 3-2 RET.

Eden Silva was defeated by Pemra Özgen in the first round in Portugal 6-1, 6-1.

Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Viktoriya Tomova in the second round in Portugal 7-5, 6-4.

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Liam Caruana in the first round in USA 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-3.

Andrew Watson was defeated by Adrian Andreev in the second round in USA 6-4, 6-3.

Jonathan Gray was defeated by Govind Nanda in the quarter-final in USA 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Tara Moore was defeated by Pamela Montez in the first round in USA 7-5, 6-0.

Isaac Stoute was defeated by Taha Baadi in the first round in Mexico 6-2, 6-2.

Jack Findel-Hawkins was defeated by Milan Welte in the second round in France 6-2, 6-3.

Suzy Larkin was defeated by Anna-Lena Friedsam in the first round in Roehampton 6-0, 6-4.

Gabriella Taylor was defeated by Myrtille Georges in the first round in Roehampton 6-2, 6-4.

Amarni Banks was defeated by Jodie Burrage in the first round in Roehampton 7-6(4), 6-3.

Aleksandra Pitak was defeated by Greta Arn in the first round in Roehampton 6-1, 6-0.

Emilie Lindh was defeated by Joanne Garland in the first round in Roehampton 6-1, 6-4.

Alicia Barnett was defeated by Samantha Murray in the second round in Roehampton 6-4, 6-2.

Katy Dunne was defeated by Susan Bandecchi in the second round in Roehampton 6-4, 4-5 RET.

Jodie Burrage was defeated by Indy De Vroome in the second round in Roehampton 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Samantha Murray was defeated by Anna-Lena Friedsam in the quarter-final in Roehampton 6-3, 6-7(1), 7-5.

Emma Raducanu was defeated by Anna-Lena Friedsam in the semi-final in Roehampton 6-4, 6-2.

Next week Brits play in Beijing, Barcelona, Italy, Australia, Portugal, USA, Sweden, France, Vietnam & Egypt.

 

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