By Glenys Furness
- Maia Lumsden reached semi-final in Glasgow
- Defeated seventh seed en route
GLASGOW, UK – Maia Lumsden made the semi-final of the ITF event in Glasgow. The Brit was defeated by the fifth seed.
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Maia Lumsden entered the ITF event in Glasgow and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit drew Jaqueline Cristian. The Romanian battled hard in the first set with neither player wanting to give an inch. Cristian broke the serve of Lumsden right at the end of the set to take the lead. The Brit fought back in the second set and levelled up the match. In the final set Lumsden once again secured the break of serve on the Romanian and moved into the next round 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
The second round saw the Brit face the seventh seed Pemra Özgen. The Turk got the better of Lumsden in the first set breaking serve and the Brit was unable to break back. Lumsden regrouped and dominated the second set to level up the match. The final set saw the Brit take the one break of serve needed to defeated the seventh seed and move into the quarter-final 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Lumsden was against Audrey Albie, the Frenchwoman tried to stay with the Brit but Lumsden secured the first set after breaking serve. Albie fought back in the second set breaking the serve of the Brit and levelled up the match. The third set was a battle with neither player getting ahead, fittingly the set went to a tiebreak. It was Lumsden who edged ahead to move into the semi-final 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6)
The semi-final saw the Brit face the fifth seed Jessika Ponchet. The seed and Lumsden stayed toe to toe in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. Ponchet edged the breaker to take the lead. The Brit however, regrouped and fought back in the second set breaking the serve of the seed and levelled up the match. In the final set the seed took control and broke Lumsden several times to book a spot in the final 7-6(10), 5-7, 6-2.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Jodie Burrage was defeated by Pemra Özgen in the first round in Glasgow 6-4, 6-2.
Freya Christie was defeated by Manon Arcangioli in the first round in Glasgow 4-6, 7-6(3), 7-5.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Audrey Albie in the second round in Glasgow 6-4, 6-4.
Emma Raducanu was defeated by Valeria Savinykh in the second round in Glasgow 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Jeremy Jahn in the first round in Glasgow 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Ryan Shane in the first round in Glasgow 6-3, 6-3.
Jack Findel-Hawkins was defeated by Ryan Peniston in the first round in Glasgow 6-2, 6-2.
Ryan Storrie was defeated by Enrico Dalla Valle in the first round in Glasgow 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3.
Luke Johnson was defeated by Antoine Escoffier in the first round in Glasgow 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Liam Broady in the second round in Glasgow 6-4, 7-6(5).
Liam Broady was defeated by Evan Hoyt in the quarter-final in Glasgow 7-5, 6-1.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Antoine Escoffier in the quarter-final in Glasgow 6-3, 6-2.
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Jeremy Jahn in the semi-final in Glasgow 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3.
Jack Draper was defeated by Antoine Escoffier in the semi-final in Glasgow 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Amelia Stuart was defeated by Patricia Boentgen in the first round in Perth 7-6(5), 6-4.
Jay Clarke was defeated by Jan Choinski in the second round in Bergamo 7-5, 1-6, 6-1.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Roberto Marcora in the quarter-final in Bergamo 7-6(3), 6-3.
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