By Glenys Furness
- Emilie Lindh claimed title in Cancun Mexico
- Brit was third seed and only dropped two sets
CANCUN, MEXICO – Emilie Lindh entered the ITF event and was the third seed. The Brit claimed the title only dropping two sets.
Brit of the Week
Emilie Lindh entered the ITF event in Cancun Mexico, the Brit was the third seed. The first round saw the Brit up against Haine Ogata. The Japanese player stayed toe to toe with Lindh in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. Lindh took the lead and sealed the first set. The second set saw Ogata step up the game and managed to break the Brit to draw the match level. In the final set it was the seed who once again was on top, breaking the Japanese player and taking the win 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3.
In the second round Lindh was against fellow Brit Eliz Maloney. In the first set the third seed was in dominant form, losing only one game. The second set started much the same way, with Maloney clearly struggling. This came to a head when Maloney was 4-0 down and retired, handing the victory to Lindh 6-1, 4-0 RET.
The quarter-final saw the Brit against American Rushri Wijesundera. Lindh continued the dominance from before and was soon in control of the first set. Losing only one game, the seed was ahead and one step from the semi-final. In the second set Wijesundera tried to mount a fightback, however the Brit secured the break needed to claim the victory 6-1, 6-3.
In the semi-final the Brit was against the only other Brit left in the draw Aleksandra Pitak. Pitak was the fifth seed and started well against Lindh taking the first set. Lindh fought back and broke the fifth seed in the next set to level up and force a final deciding set. The final set was close, however it was the third seed that broke to get the lead and move into the final 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
The final saw the Brit against Canadian Tracey Fung. Lindh was totally dominant in the match, with the Canadian getting little chance on serve. The Brit sailed through to the title in straight sets for the loss of only three games 6-1, 6-2.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Katarzyna Pitak was defeated by Melissa Morales in the first round in Cancun 6-3, 6-0.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Logan Smith in the first round in Cancun 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Dmitry Popko in the third round in Como 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Andy Murray was defeated by Matteo Viola in the third round in Mallorca 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3).
Alexis Canter was defeated by Marsel İlhan in the second round in Israel 7-6(3), 7-5.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Yishai Oliel in the semi-final in Israel 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
Jack Draper was defeated by Yishai Oliel in the final in Israel 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Tiffany William was defeated by Adva Dabah in the first round in Israel 6-3, 6-2.
Freya Christie was defeated by Victoria Muntean in the second round in Israel 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-2.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic in the second round in Israel 6-2, 3-6, 6-0.
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Daria Snigur in the final in Israel 6-1, 6-4.
Ben Jones was defeated by Leonardo Taddia in the first round in Italy 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Luke Johnson was defeated by Benjamin Pietri in the first round in Italy 6-4, 6-3.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Hugo Gaston in the semi-final in Italy 3-6, 7-6(1), 7-5.
Billy Harris was defeated by Hsu Yu-Hsiou in the first round in Thailand 7-6(6), 6-2.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Hong Seong-Chan in the second round in Thailand 6-3, 6-2.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Hsu Yu-Hsiou in the final in Thailand 6-3, 6-3.
Samantha Murray was defeated by Jovana Jakšić in the first round in China 6-2, 7-6(3).
Eden Silva was defeated by Zheng Wushuang in the first round in China 7-5, 5-7, 6-1.
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Barbara Haas in the second round in Prague 6-0, 7-5.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Annelou Nab in the first round in Holland 6-3, 6-2.
Ali Collins was defeated by Eva Vedder in the second round in Holland 7-6(6), 7-6(7).
Emily Arbuthnott was defeated by Sina Herrmann in the semi-final in Holland 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Ana Popescu was defeated by Angelica Raggi in the first round in Tunisia 6-1, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in US Open, Genova, New Haven, Jinan, Cassis, France, Israel, Portugal, Thailand, Tunisia, Croatia, Spain, & Romania.
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