By Glenys Furness
- Jack Draper claims title in Sunderland
- Defeated fourth seed in the final
SUNDERLAND, UK – Jack Draper claimed ITF singles title in Sunderland. The Brit defeated fourth seed in the final.
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Brit of the Week
Jack Draper entered the ITF event in Sunderland and was third seed. The Brit was against Daniel Michalski in the first round. The Pole really struggled against Draper and was clearly injured. After the seed had broken Michalski early and won the first set, the Pole was unable to continue. The Brit progressed into the second round 6-2 RET.
In the second round Draper was against Evan Furness. The Frenchman managed to stay with the Brit at the start, however the seed soon managed to break and move into the lead. The second set went the same way, with Furness trying to stay with Draper. Ultimately the seed managed to break again, moving into the quarter-final 6-4, 6-4.
The quarter-final saw the Brit against the fifth seed Dan Added. The Frenchman battled hard in the first set staying close to Draper, however, the seed broke through and took the lead. In the second set Draper dominated as Added could do nothing except try to hold on. The seed moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
In the semi-final Draper was against Valentin Royer. The Frenchman found the Brit difficult to manage in the first set as the seed dominated. Royer fought hard in the second set, however, Draper secured the break needed to move into the final 6-2, 6-4.
The final saw Draper against the fourth seed Igor Sijsling. The Dutch player was no match for the Brit despite the closeness in ranking. The Brit was all over Sijsling and lost only two games. No matter what Sijsling tried he could not get back into the match. Draper lifted the trophy 6-2, 6-0.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
George Houghton was defeated by Christopher Heyman in the first round in Sunderland 7-5, 6-3.
Henry Patten was defeated by Yannick Mertens in the first round in Sunderland 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-4.
Evan Hoyt was defeated by Igor Sijsling in the first round in Sunderland 6-2, 7-5.
Daniel Little was defeated by Jesper De Jong in the first round in Sunderland 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3.
Tom Hands was defeated by Sean Hodkin in the first round in Sunderland 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-3.
Patrick Foley was defeated by Anton Matusevich in the first round in Sunderland 7-5, 7-5.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Igor Sijsling in the second round in Sunderland 6-2, 7-5.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Jesper De Jong in the second round in Sunderland 7-6(0), 7-5.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Igor Sijsling in the quarter-final in Sunderland 7-5, 7-5.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Jesper De Jong in the quarter-final in Sunderland 6-7(9), 7-6(2), 7-6(5).
Ali Collins was defeated by Eva Shaw in the first round in Sunderland 6-4, 6-1.
Grace Piper was defeated by Lou Brouleau in the first round in Sunderland 6-0, 6-1.
Freya Christie was defeated by Richel Hogenkamp in the first round in Sunderland 6-1, 6-4.
Eva Shaw was defeated by Viktoriya Tomova in the second round in Sunderland 6-2, 7-5.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Clara Tauson in the second round in Sunderland 6-2, 6-1.
Jodie Burrage was defeated by Pemra Ozgen in the second round in Sunderland 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.
Tanysha Dissanayake was defeated by Richel Hogenkamp in the second round in Sunderland 6-1, 6-2.
Armani Banks was defeated by Emma Raducanu in the second round in Sunderland 7-5, 6-3.
Samantha Murray Sharan was defeated by Viktoriya Tomova in the semi-final in Sunderland 7-5, 6-2.
Emma Raducanu was defeated by Viktoriya Tomova in the final in Sunderland 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Evan King in the first round in Calgary 6-3, 6-4.
Liam Broady was defeated by Maxim Cressy in the semi-final in Calgary 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5).
James Ward was defeated by Jeffrey John Wolf in the second round in Columbus 6-3, 7-6(6).
Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Nam Ji-Sung in the second round in Columbus 6-3, 6-2.
Emily Appleton was defeated by Ines Murta in the first round in Heraklion 7-6(5), 7-5.
Billy Harris was defeated by Tiago Cação in the first round in Portugal 6-4, 6-3.
Katie Swan was defeated by Rebecca Sramkova in the second round in USA 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Erika Sema in the first round in Australia 6-4, 7-6(6).
George Loffhagen was defeated by Thomas Laurent in the quarter-final in Tunisia 6-3, 7-6(3).
Next week Brits play in Monterrey, Indian Wells, USA, Turkey, Australia, South Africa, Egypt, Mildura, Sharm El Sheikh, Faro & Heraklion.
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