By Glenys Furness

  • Matilda Mutavdzic claims title in Spain
  • Took out three seeds en route
MELILLA, SPAIN  – Matilda Mutavdzic claimed the title in the ITF event. The Brit was unseeded and took out three seeds en route to lifting the trophy.

 

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Brit of the Week

Matilda Mutavdzic entered the ITF event in Spain and was unseeded. In the first round the young Brit was against the eighth seed Oksana Selekhmeteva. The Russian totally dominated the first set as the Brit struggled to get into the match. In the second set the Brit found her game and took it to the Russian. Mutavdzic broke Selekhmeteva to level up the match. In the final set the Brit again broke serve again to take the match and move into the next round 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.

The second round saw the young Brit against Axana Mareen. The Belgian made the better start, breaking Mutavdzic and taking the lead. The second set saw the Brit fight back and dominate Mareen, the final set also saw the Brit take the match to the Belgian and progress into the quarter-final 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

In the quarter-final the young Brit was against fourth seed Lucia Cortez Llorca. The Spaniard was no match for the Brit who was on a roll and dominated both sets to book a spot in the semi-final 6-2, 6-0.

The semi-final saw the Brit against Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva. The Andorran was also unseeded and this was a tight match. Mutavdzic managed to secure the break of serve in both sets right at the end of each to book a spot in the final in straight sets 6-4, 7-5.

In the final the Brit was against Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers. The young Brit dominated the first set with the Spaniard struggling to get games on the board. The second set was much closer as the Spaniard stayed with Mutavdzic. However, the Brit broke right at the end of the set to seal the victory 6-2, 7-5.

Challenger & ITF Round Up

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Tena Lukas in the first round in Zagreb 6-3, 6-3.

Francesca Jones was defeated by Tereza Mrdeza in the quarter-final of Zagreb 5-7, 6-2, 4-0 (RET).

Ryan Peniston was defeated by Carlos Gimeno Valero in the semi-final in Sintra 6-3, 7-6(4).

Eden Silva was defeated by Daniela Seguel in the first round in France 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.

Next Week Brits play in Hamburg, Strasbourg, Forli, Sibiu, Czech Republic, Porto, Spain & Portugal.

 

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