By Glenys Furness
- Jodie Burrage made the final in both singles and doubles
- Several seeds were defeated en route
- One title from both finals end a great week
BOLTON, UK – Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in Bolton, and made the final in both the singles and doubles. Claiming the doubles trophy topped off a brilliant week.
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Brit of the Week
Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in Bolton in both the singles and the doubles. Coming through qualifying in the singles the Brit drew Linnea Malmqvist in the first round. The Swede had very little to trouble Burrage with in the first set. The second saw Malmqvist fight back and break serve to level up. However, the Brit fought back in the final set, once again dominating to take the match 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
In the second round the Brit was drawn against the third seed Anna Kalinskaya. The Russian however could not handle Burrage, who continued the superb tennis played so far. Completing dominating the Russian, the Brit only dropped one game in the entire match. Burrage moved into the next round 6-0, 6-1.
The quarter-final pitted Burrage against the seventh seed Isabella Shinikova. Once again the Brit dominated, the Bulgarian was completely outclassed and only managed to win one game. The Brit was on a roll and moved smoothly into the semi-final 6-1, 6-0.
In the semi-final Burrage faced fellow Brit Emma Raducanu. Both unseeded Brits fought hard, with Raducanu taking the lead after breaking Burrage in the first set. Burrage re-grouped in the second and once again dominated to level up. The final set was a very close affair, but it was Burrage that secured the vital break of serve to move into the final 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
The final saw the Brit against the top seed Vitalia Diatchenko. The Russian had not dropped a set en route to the final. Burrage tried everything to get something on the Diatchenko serve, unfortunately it was the Russian who dominated, once again not dropping a set as she defeated Burrage 6-2, 6-2.
Burrage teamed up with Alicia Barnett for the doubles. The Brits were drawn against Shinikova & Julia Terzijska. The Bulgarians were dominated by the Brits who more or less broke at will. No matter what Shinikova & Terzijska tried the Brits had the answer for. It was Burrage & Barnett that moved into the quarter-final 6-0, 6-2.
In the quarter-final the Brits were against the fourth seeds Jessika Ponchet & Nina Stojanović. The French/Serbian pair were broken by Burrage & Barnett in the first set, and the Brits held on to take the lead. The seeds however, fought back in the second set, dominating the Brits and levelled up. The ensuing match tiebreak proved to be a close affair, before the Brits edged into the lead. Burrage & Barnett booked their place in the semi-final 6-3, 1-6, 10-6.
The semi-final saw the Brits face the American pairing of Robin Anderson & Maegan Manasse. Burrage & Barnett took control in the first set, breaking the Americans to take the lead. The second set saw the Brits dominate the Americans with little trouble, booking the spot in the final 6-3, 6-2.
In the final the Brits were against Laura-Ioana Andrei & Helene Scholsen. The Romanian/Belgian pairing tried to keep pace with Burrage & Barnett but the Brits were too strong. Claiming the vital break of serve in both sets the Brits stormed to the victory and lifted the trophy 6-3, 6-3. Overall a very good week for Burrage in Bolton.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
James Ward was defeated by Ante Pavić in the second round in Monterrey 7-5, 7-6(3).
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Lesley Kerkhove in the first round in Bolton 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3.
Sasha Hill was defeated by Nina Stojanović in the first round in Bolton 6-1, 6-1.
Ella Taylor was defeated by Cristiana Ferrando in the first round in Bolton 2-6, 6-0, 6-0.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Diāna Marcinkēviča in the first round in Bolton 7-6(4), 6-2.
Tara Moore was defeated by Robin Anderson in the first round in Bolton 6-4, 6-3.
Naomi Broady was defeated by Mallaurie Noel in the first round in Bolton 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3).
Victoria Allen was defeated by Diatchenko in the second round in Bolton 6-1, 6-3.
Jonathan Binding was defeated by Liam Broady in the first round in Bolton 6-3, 6-2.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Botic van de Zandschulp in the first round in Bolton 6-1, 6-3.
Jonathan Gray was defeated by Gijs Brouwer in the first round in Bolton 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-4.
George Houghton was defeated by Ryan Nijboer in the first round in Bolton 6-7(6), 7-6(10), 6-0.
Neil Pauffley was defeated by Ronan Joncour in the first round in Bolton 6-1, 6-4.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Luke Johnson in the first round in Bolton 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.
Liam Broady was defeated by Botic van de Zandschulp in the second round in Bolton 7-5, 6-2.
Jack Findel-Hawkins was defeated by Gijs Brouwer in the second round in Bolton 6-4, 6-2.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Lloyd Glasspool in the second round in Bolton 6-3, 6-2.
Luke Johnson was defeated by Marc-Andrea Hüsler in the second round in Bolton 6-4, 7-6(4)
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Igor Sijsling in the quarter-final in Bolton 6-2, 6-2.
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Igor Sijsling in the semi-final in Bolton 6-2, 6-0.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Robert Strombachs in the second round in Egypt 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Cheong-Eui Kim in the second round in Japan 6-2,6-3.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Dalma Galfi in the first round in Portugal 6-1, 6-2.
Katy Dunne was defeated by Barbora Štefková in the quarter-final in Portugal 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
Eden Silva was defeated by Mariam Bolkvadze in the semi-final in Portugal 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles Round Up
James Ward with Marcel Granollers were defeated by Tennys Sandgren & Jackson Withrow in the first round in Monterrey 6-4, 6-2.
Harriet Dart with Valeria Savinykh were defeated by Monique Adamczak & Jessica Moore in the second round in Monterrey 6-3, 5-7, 10-1.
Naomi Broady with Rosalie van der Hoek were defeated by Tara Moore & Emina Bektas in the first round in Bolton 7-5, 6-4.
Freya Christie & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Hsieh Yu-Chieh & Lee Pei-Chi in the first round in Bolton 6-2, 6-2.
Victoria Allen & Ella Taylor were defeated by Diāna Marcinkēviča & Ekaterina Yashina in the first round in Bolton 6-3, 6-3.
Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Jessika Ponchet & Nina Stojanović in the first round in Bolton 6-4, 6-2.
Samantha Murray with Emma Laine were defeated by Chen Pei-Hsuan & Wu Fang-Hsien in the first round in Bolton 6-4, 6-4
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Laura-Ioana Andrei & Helene Scholsen in the semi-final in Bolton 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
Elliott Farmer & George Houghton were defeated by Antoine Escoffier & Manuel Guinard in the first round in Bolton 6-2, 4-6, 10-3.
Jonathan Binding & Jonathan Gray were defeated by Charlie Emhardt & Martin Redlicki in the first round in Bolton 7-6(5), 6-4.
Adam Jones & Harry Meehan were defeated by Ryan Nijboer & Tim van Rijthoven in the first round in Bolton 6-7(4), 6-4, 12-10.
Jack Findel-Hawkins & Ryan Peniston were defeated by Zizou Bergs & Elmar Ejupovic in the first round in Bolton 6-4, 7-6(6).
Liam Broady & Lloyd Glasspool were defeated by Marc-Andrea Hüsler & Julian Lenz in the first round in Bolton 6-3, 4-6, 12-10.
Scott Duncan with Peter Bothwell were defeated by Gijs Brouwer & Glenn Smits in the quarter-final in Bolton 7-6(4), 6-4.
Aidan McHugh & James Storey were defeated by Antoine Escoffier & Manuel Guinard in the quarter-final in Bolton 7-6(2), 3-6, 10-2.
Tanysha Dissanayake with Anamarija Spoljaric were defeated by Vasilisa Aponasenko & Anfisa Danilchenko in the first round in Turkey 6-4, 6-2.
Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Emily Webley-Smith & Sofia Shapatava in the semi-final in Portugal 6-3, 6-3.
Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Cristina Bucșa & Georgina García Pérez in the final in Portugal 7-5, 7-5.
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