By Glenys Furness
- Alice Gillan claimed title in Trinidad & Tobago
- Brit was top seed in the event.
TACARIGUA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Alice Gillan entered the ITF event and was the top seed. The Brit lifted the trophy dropping only one set en route.
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Brit of the Week
Alice Gillan entered the ITF event in Trinidad & Tobago and was the top seed. The Brit received a bye in the first round. The second round saw the Brit face Sabastiani Leon. The American stayed toe to toe with Gillan during the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The top seed dominated the breaker and took the lead. Leon re-grouped and fought back in the second set, breaking the Brit serve to level the match. In the final set Gillan regained control and once again dominated to move into the quarter-final 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw Gillan against Amy Kaplan. The American stayed with the Brit until towards the end of the set, when the top seed broke serve. Despite trying to fight back in the second set, Kaplan was unable to break the Brit serve and Gillan moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-3.
In the semi-final the top seed was facing fourth seed Akilah James. The American was no match for the Brit who totally dominated in both sets. Gillan lost only four games to move into the final with ease. Another straight set victory for the Brit 6-2, 6-2.
The final saw Gillan against the third seed Lexie Stevens. The Dutch player put up a fight in the first set, however the Brit held firm and broke serve to take the lead. Stevens was unable to get back into the match with the Brit dominating the second set to take the title 6-3, 6-2.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Liam Broady was defeated by Kwon Soon-woo in the second round in Gwanju 6-2, 7-6(2).
Brydan Klein was defeated by Viktor Durasovic in the first round in Samarkand 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Eden Silva was defeated by Anna Kalinskaya in the first round in France 6-2, 6-1.
Harriet Dart was defeated by Cori Gauff in the second round in France 7-5, 7-5.
Naomi Broady was defeated by Jovana Jakšić in the second round in Japan 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(1).
Heather Watson was defeated by Kaylah McPhee in the quarter-final in Japan 7-5, 6-2.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Mandy Minella in the first round in Spain 6-2, 7-5.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Ekaterine Gorgodze in the quarter-final in Spain 6-2, 7-5.
Freya Christie was defeated by Jang Su-jeong in the second round in Korea 6-1, 6-3.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by You Xiaodi in the second round in Korea 6-4, 6-4.
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Leonie Küng in the quarter-final in Korea 6-4, 6-2.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Urszula Radwańska in the first round in Obidos 6-2, 6-4.
Emily Webley-Smith was defeated by Amanda Carreras in the quarter-final in Obidos 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Nuria Parrizas-Diaz in the semi-final in Obidos 6-2, 6-4.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Matthew Romios in the first round in Mexico 6-2, 6-3.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Wilfredo González in the first round in Mexico 7-5, 6-2.
Ryan Peniston defeated Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the final in Mexico 6-4, 7-5.
Amelia Stuart was defeated by Dasha Kourkina in the first round in Mexico 6-1, 3-1 RET.
Tanysha Dissanayake was defeated by Patricia Maria Țig in the first round in Mexico 6-2, 6-2.
Emilie Lindh was defeated by Patricia Maria Țig in the second round in Mexico 6-2, 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Gustav Hansson in the second round in Sweden 6-1, 6-1.
Anna Popescu was defeated by Sofia Nami Samavati in the second round in Sweden 6-1, 6-2.
Sacha Modica was defeated by André Gaspar Murta in the first round in Tunisia 6-0, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in Leon, Paris, Greece, Uganda, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, Israel, Singapore, Korea, Trinidad & Tobago.
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