By Glenys Furness
- Jacob Fearnley made the singles final in Texas
- Brit came through qualifying
- Only defeated by top seed
AUSTIN, TEXAS – USA Jacob Fearnley entered the ITF event and was in qualifying. The Brit came through and made the final, only being stopped by the top seed.
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Brit of the Week
Jacob Fearnley entered the ITF event in Texas and was the top seed in qualifying. After coming through to the main draw without dropping a set, the Brit drew Francisco Vittar in the first round. The Argentine fought well in the match, however Fearnley secured the break of serve needed in both to move into the second round 6-4, 6-3.
The second round had the Brit facing Yuya Ito. The Japanese player had defeated the second seed in the first round, and was to face Fearnley next. However, Ito withdrew from the match before the start so that the Brit moved into the quarter-final without hitting a ball 0-0 RET.
In the quarter-final Fearnley was facing American Tyler Zink. The Brit took control in the first set, breaking quickly to take the set. In the second set Zink could do nothing against the game of Fearnley. The Brit dominated the American and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
The semi-final had the Brit against another American, Siem Woldeab. The first set saw Fearnley dominate, breaking easily to take the lead. However, the American fought back in the second and stayed toe to toe with the Brit. A tiebreak ensued, Fearnley edged ahead and didn’t look back. The Brit moved into the final of the event in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(4).
In the final the Brit was up against the top seed Collin Altamirano. Fearnley got off to the best start and secured the break of serve. However, the American fought back in the second, breaking Fearnley and levelling the match. The final set proved pivotal and it was Altamirano who broke to take the title 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Finn Bass was defeated by Leighton Allen in the first round in Texas 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Hugo Schott in the quarter-final in France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Markos Kalovelonis in the second round in Heraklion 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Matija Pecotic in the second round in Heraklion 6-2, 6-1.
Ali Collins was defeated by Francisca Jorge in the first round in Heraklion 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Anthony Pero was defeated by Kyle Seelig in the first round in Michigan 6-1, 6-1.
Millen Hurrion was defeated by Michael Geerts in the second round in Michigan 6-4, 6-2.
Jack Findel-Hawkins was defeated by Kyle Seelig in the second round in Michigan 6-1, 7-6(4).
Joshua Paris was defeated by Nicolas Moreno De Alboran in the first round in Tunisia 7-5, 6-4.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Nicolas Arreche in the first round in Turkey 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2.
Freya Christie was defeated by Chihiro Muramatsu in the first round in India 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Emily Webley-Smith was defeated by Gergana Topalova in the first round in India 6-2, 6-3.
Jodie Burrage was defeated by Indy De Vroome in the first round in Italy 6-3, 6-3.
Destinee Martins was defeated by Mariam Bolkvadze in the first round in Italy 6-3, 6-2.
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Tereza Mrdeža in the quarter-final in Italy 6-2, 6-4.
Katarzyna Pitak was defeated by Ana Mihaila in the first round in Egypt 7-6(3), 6-1.
Aleksandra Pitak was defeated by Anna Morgina in the quarter-final in Egypt 6-3, 6-3.
Next week Brits play in Dominican Republic, Greece, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Italy & Czech Republic.
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