By Glenys Furness
- Millen Hurrion made ITF Final in France
- Brit took out the fourth seed in first round
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, FRANCE – Millen Hurrion came through qualifying and made the final of the ITF event. The Brit took out the fourth seed in the first round.
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Brit of the Week
Millen Hurrion entered qualifying at the ITF event in France. The 22 year old Brit secured a spot in the main draw. In the first round Hurrion was drawn against the fourth seed Sebastian Fanselow. The German dominated the first set as Hurrion struggled to get to grips with the serve of Fanselow. In the second set, the young Brit stayed toe to toe with the German and a tie break looked on the cards. Howevr, Hurrion secured the break of serve needed and levelled up the match. The final set was very close, both players fought hard to break, but a tiebreak ensued. In the breaker it was the Brit who dominated to get the win over the seed 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(3).
The second round saw the Brit against Robin Bertrand. The Frenchman stayed with the Brit in the first set. Hurrion managed to get the break of serve required to move ahead in the match. The second set was much easier for the Brit who dominated, breaking Bertrand at will to move into the next round 6-4, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Hurrion was against Titouan Droguet. The Frenchman started better, breaking the serve of the Brit to take the lead. In the second set however, Hurrion dominated Droguet. The Brit broke the serve of the Frenchman several times to level the match. The final set saw the young Brit fight hard with Droguet, breaking serve to take the win and move into the next round 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
The semi-final saw the Brit against Arthur Fils. The Frenchman stayed toe to toe with Hurrion in the first set. Each player fought to hold serve, eventually, it was Hurrion that made the breakthrough to edge into the lead. The second set was all one way traffic. The young Brit dominated play and Fils was unable to hold serve. Hurrion moved into the final 7-5, 6-0.
In the final the Brit was against the third seed Antoine Escoffier. The Brit fought hard with the Frenchman, going toe to toe with the seed. Hurrion forced a tiebreak however, it was the seed that managed to edge ahead and take the lead. The second saw say the seed dominate the play and claim the title 7-6(4), 6-0.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ryan Storrie was defeated by Clement Chidekh in the first round in Bagneres-De-Bigorre 6-2, 6-2.
Alastair Gray was defeated by Arthur Fils in the second round in Bagneres-De-Bigorre 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Jack Draper was defeated by Andrea Vavassori in the first round in Como 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
Liam Broady was defeated by Matteo Viola in the first round in Mallorca 6-4, 3-6,6-4.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Sandy Marti in the first round in Collonge-Bellerive 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Yshai Oliel in the semi-final in Ricany 6-1 (RET).
Luke Johnson was defeated by Dominik Boehler in the second round in Allershausen 6-3, 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by David Jorda Sanchis in the second round in Allershausen 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(3).
Stuart Parker was defeated by Li Tu in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-4, 6-4.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Ilona Georgiana Ghioroale in the first round in Trieste 6-1, 7-6(5).
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Tara Wurth in the second round in Trieste 6-3, 6-3.
Next Week Brits play in Flushing Meadows, Kiev, Seville, Cassis, Portugal, Columbia, Montenegro, Tunisia, Switzerland & Bulgaria.
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