By Glenys Furness

  • Jodie Burrage made the final in Monastir
  • Top seed didn’t drop a set until the final
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Jodie Burrage made the final of the ITF event in Tunisia and was the top seed.

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Brit of the Week

Jodie Burrage entered the ITF event in Tunisia and was the top seed. In the first round the Brit drew the qualifier Weronika Falkowska. The Polish player was no match for the Brit who dominated the match and took both sets easily. The top seed dropped only four games to move into the second round 6-2, 6-2.

The second round saw the seed against another qualifier Nika Shytkouska. Burrage wasted little time dispatching the Belorussian dominating the whole match. The top seed lost only one game whilst moving into the next round 6-0, 6-1.

In the quarter-final the Brit was against Zeel Desai. The Indian proved to be a tougher opponent in the first set, as a tiebreak was forced. Burrage dominated the breaker and moved ahead. In the second set the top seed secured a break of serve and moved into the semi final 7-6(1), 6-3.

The semi-final saw Burrage against Gozal Ainitdinova. The Kazakh was unable to hold serve in the first set, as Burrage carried on her streak and served up a bagel. Ainitdinova started a fightback in the second set, however the Brit was still able to secure the break of serve and moved into the final 6-0, 6-3.

In the final the Brit was against Victoria Muntean. The Frenchwoman dominated the first set as Burrage was struggling to hold serve. Muntean then dropped her level and the Brit bounced back, Burrage took control of the set and levelled up the match. The last set went to a tiebreak and although close Muntean claimed the title 6-1, 0-6, 7-6(1).


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Gabriella Taylor was defeated by Manon Arcangioli in the second round in Monastir 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Jack Draper was defeated by Denis Istomin in the second round in Bangkok 6-4, 6-2.

Brydan Klein was defeated by Dayne Kelly in the first round in Bendigo 6-3, 7-5.

Luke Johnson was defeated by Thomas Laurent in the second round in Monastir 6-0, 6-2.

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Clement Tabur in the second round in Monastir 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Gabriela Talaba in the quarter-final in Daytona Beach 6-3, 7-5.

Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Juan Manuel Cerundolo in the first round in California 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Tara Moore was defeated by Catherine Harrison in the second round in California 6-1 RET.

Francesca Jones was defeated by Nadia Podoroska in the second round in California 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.

Billy Harris was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz in the second round in Manacor 4-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(2).

Jonathan Gray was defeated by Abedallah Shelbayh in the first round in Manacor 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-1.

Max Basing was defeated by Joao Monteiro in the second round in Manacour 0-0 RET.

Anton Matusevich was defeated by Jules Marle in the quarter-final in France 7-6(5), 6-2.

David Fox was defeated by Alessandro Bega in the quarter-final in Cancun 6-1, 6-2.

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Genaro Oliveri in the first round in Cancun 7-5, 6-3.

Next week Brits play in Australian Open, Rennes, Germany, Tunisia, Mexico, France, Guadaloupe, USA and Latvia.


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