By Glenys Furness
- Joshua Paris made quarter-final in Zimbabwe
- Eighth seed lost out to fourth seed
HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Joshua Paris reached the quarter-final of the ITF event. The eighth seed made good progress and only lost out to the fourth seed.
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Brit of the Week
Joshua Paris entered the ITF event in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Brit was seeded eighth, and in the first round was up against Michael-John Every. The Brit started slowly as Every was able to stay with Paris. Eventually towards the end of the first set the Curaçaoan slipped up and the Brit was able to break for the lead. The second set was much easier for the Brit as Every could not handle Paris. Breaking again to seal the win the Brit moved into the next round in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
In the second round the Brit was against Ethan Sibanda. The Zimbabwean was unable to handle the game of Paris as the Brit dominated the first set. The second set was a little bit closer as Sibanda tried to get back into the match. However, Paris was not letting up and broke to move into the quarter-final 6-2, 6-3.
The quarter-final saw Paris against the fourth seed Guy Iradukunda. The Burundian came out fast and obtained a break of serve on the Brit serve. Although Paris tried to fight back in the second set, it was Iradukunda who secured the vital break of serve and moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-3.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Patrick Foley was defeated by Muzi Sibanda in the first round in Zimbabwe 6-2, 6-3.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Bjorn Fratangelo in the first round in Ilkley 7-5, 6-4.
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Soonwoo Kwon in the first round in Ilkley 6-0, 6-4.
Liam Broady was defeated by Stefano Napolitano in the first round in Ilkley 7-6(5), 6-2.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Brydan Klein in the first round in Ilkley 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Brydan Klein was defeated by Mikael Ymer in the second round in Ilkley 6-3, 6-1.
Paul Jubb was defeated by Denis Novak in the third round in Ilkley 6-3, 6-2.
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Varvara Flink in the first round in Ilkley 6-3, 6-1.
Gabriella Taylor was defeated by Tereza Smitková in the first round in Ilkley 6-3, 7-5.
Katie Swan was defeated by Tereza Smitková in the second round in Ilkley 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Ema Lazic was defeated by Agathe Timsit in the first round in Israel 6-0, 6-1.
Toby Martin was defeated by Aziz Dougaz in the second round in Tunisia 6-1, 6-1.
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Cristina Bucșa in the second round in Portugal 6-2, 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Eastbourne, Roehampton, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, China, France & Holland.
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