By Glenys Furness

  • Jack Draper made semi-final in Mexico
  • Brit was top seed
CANCUN, MEXICO – Jack Draper was the top seed in the ITF event in Cancun. The Brit made the semi-final before his run came to an end.


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Brit of the Week

Jack Draper entered the ITF event in Cancun Mexico and was the top seed. The first round opponent was Peter Bertran. The player from Dominican Republic was no match for the Brit who dominated both sets of tennis. Draper lost only three games to move into the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.

In the second round the Brit was against fellow Brit Isaac Stoute. The top seed took the first set breaking the serve of Stoute who couldn’t force a break back. In the second set Stoute stayed toe to toe with Draper until right at the end of the set, where Stoute secured the break of serve and levelled up the match. In the third set the top seed was 5-0 up when Stoute retired. Moving Draper into the next round 6-3, 5-7, 5-0 RET.

The quarter-final saw Draper up against the eighth seed Christian Langmo. The American stayed with the Brit in the first set, however it was the top seed who secured the break and moved into the lead. In the second set Draper broke early and held on to book a spot in the semi-final in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.

In the semi-final Draper was against Justin Roberts. The Bahamian got off to a poor start, with the Brit breaking in the first set. The top seed served for the match in the second set, however Roberts broke as Draper was set to take the win and forced a tiebreak. The Bahamian edged the breaker and forced a final set. Unfortunately, in the final set Roberts broke to move into the final 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Blu Baker was defeated by Christian Langmo in the second round in Cancun 6-3, 6-2.

David Fox was defeated by Luis Patino in the second round in Cancun 6-1, 6-3.

Jan Choinski was defeated by Kimmer Coppejans in the third round in Amersfoort 7-6(5), 6-4.

Evan Hoyt was defeated by Hiroki Moriya in the first round in Gatineau 6-1, 6-4.

Brydan Klein was defeated by Maximilian Neuchrist in the second round in Gatineau 6-4, 7-5.

Oliver Okonkwo was defeated by Aziz Dougaz in the first round in Iowa 7-6(4), 6-4.

Jack Findel-Hawkins was defeated by Joshua Peck in the first round in Iowa 6-4, 7-6(4).

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Axel Geller in the second round in Iowa 6-3, 7-5.

Tara Moore was defeated by Kristie Ahn in the first round in California 6-3, 6-3.

Katie Swan was defeated by Hailey Baptiste in the first round in California 7-5, 6-3.

Chloe Compson was defeated by Ares Teixido Garcia in the first round in Spain 6-1, 6-4.

Emilie Lindh was defeated by Ekaterina Shalimova in the semi-final in Spain 6-4, 1-1 RET.

Anoushka Wooller was defeated by Raphaelle Lacasse in the first round in Peru 6-4, 6-4.

Alexis Canter was defeated by Andrej Glvac in the first round in Portugal 7-5, 6-4.

Harry Meehan was defeated by Pablo Vivero Gonzalez in the first round in Portugal 6-0, 6-3.

Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Eden Silva in the second round in Portugal 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Eden Silva was defeated by Julija Hatouka in the quarter-final in Portugal 6-2, 6-0.

Maia Lumsden was defeated by Julie Gervais in the quarter-final in Portugal 6-0, 6-4.

Edward Hubner was defeated by Edoardo Lavagno in the first round in Austria 6-4, 6-0.

Toby Martin was defeated by Davide Tortora in the first round in Austria 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-5.

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Stefania Rubini in the second round in Austria 6-0, 6-0.

Emily Appleton was defeated by Polina Leykina in the first round in Germany 6-3, 6-0.

Next week Brits play in Atlanta, Granby, Prague, Binghamton, USA, Mexico, Tunisia, Austria, Poland, Spain, Portugal & France.


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