By Glenys Furness

  • Alastair Gray & Ewan Moore claimed the doubles title in Roehampton
  • Unseeded Brits only dropped one set en route
ROEHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM – Alastair Gray & Ewan Moore were unseeded in the ITF event in Roehampton. The Brits lost only one set en route to the title.

 

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Alastair Gray & Ewan Moore teamed up for the ITF event in Roehampton. The Brits were unseeded, their first round opponents were the second seeds Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc & Gabriel Petit. The French pair tried to stay with the Brits, however Gray & Moore stood firm. The Brits managed to break the French seeds in both sets to move into the quarter-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

The quarter-final saw the Brits up against Rikhardt Bierman & Tom Hands. The German/Brit pair stayed toe to toe with Gray & Moore in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The Brits got the lead and didn’t look back. In the second set Bierman & Hands tried to match the Brits, but Gray & Moore were too strong and dominated to the set to move into the semi-final 7-6(4), 6-2.

In the semi-final Gray & Moore were facing the all British pair of Aidan McHugh & James Story. Both unseeded pairs wanted to make the final. Gray & Moore secured a break of serve in the first set which McHugh & Story could not respond to. The second set was the reverse with McHugh & Story getting the break of serve, forcing the match to a deciding tiebreak. Gray & Moore moved ahead in the breaker and booked their spot in the final 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

The final saw the unseeded Brits against the top seeds Scott Clayton & Luke Johnson. Gray & Moore got off to the better start and broke the top seeds. The second set was much closer as Clayton & Johnson gelled better and forced a tiebreak. Gray & Moore got ahead in the breaker and didn’t look back. Gray claimed his first ITF doubles title and Moore his third by lifting the trophy 6-3, 7-6(5).

 

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Doubles Round Up

Michael Shaw & Barnaby Smith were defeated by Scott Clayton & Luke Johnson in the first round in Roehampton 7-5, 2-6, 10-2.

Jacob Fearnley & Connor Thomson were defeated by Finn Bass & Charles Broom in the first round in Roehampton 6-4, 2-6, 10-8.

Lamar Bartley & Sacha Modica were defeated by Daniel Cukierman & Mark Whitehouse in the first round in Roehampton 6-2, 6-1.

Jack Draper & Paul Jubb were defeated by Aidan McHugh & James Story in the first round in Roehampton    0-0 RET.

George Davies & Sebastian Kay were defeated by Rikhardt Bierman & Tom Hands in the first round in Roehampton 6-4, 6-2.

Finn Bass & Charles Broom were defeated by Scott Clayton & Luke Johnson in the quarter-final in Roehampton   2-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Edward Hubner with Julius Tverijonas were defeated by Aidan McHugh & James Story in the quarter-final in Roehampton 6-1, 6-3.

Mark Whitehouse with Daniel Cukierman were defeated by Scott Clayton & Luke Johnson in the semi-final in Roehampton 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the first round in Washington 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Andy & Jamie Murray were defeated by Raven Klaasen & Michael Venus in the quarter-final in Washington 6-7(3), 7-6(6), 10-7.

Naomi Broady with Sharon Fichman were defeated by Anna Kalinskaya & Miyu Kato in the quarter-final in Washington 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.

Cameron Norrie with Gerardo López Villaseñor were defeated by Guido Pella & Diego Schwartzman in the first round in Los Cabos 6-1, 4-6, 10-6.

Dom Inglot with Austin Kraijcek were defeated by Romain Arneodo & Hugo Nys in the final in Los Cabos 7-5, 5-7, 16-14.

Heather Watson with Ellen Perez were defeated by En-Shou Liang & Zheng Saisai in the quarter-final in San Jose 7-6(6), 0-6, 10-8.

Evan Hoyt with Bernardo Saraiva were defeated by Roberto Maytín & Jackson Withrow in the first round in Lexington 6-4, 6-2.

Liam Broady with JC Aragone were defeated by Roberto Maytín & Jackson Withrow in the semi-final in Lexington 6-4, 6-4.

Lloyd Glasspool with Michail Pervolarakis were defeated by Diego Hidalgo & Martin Redlicki in the quarter-final in Lexington 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 10-1.

Brydan Klein with Blake Ellis were defeated by Arjun Kadhe & Saketh Myneni in the first round in Chengdu 0-0 RET.

Llwelyn Bevan & Adam Jones were defeated by Sean Hodkin & Millen Hurrion in the first round in Ireland 7-6(10), 6-2.

David Quayle with Christopher Patzanovsky were defeated by Tadas Babelis & George Botezan in the first round in Ireland 6-2, 6-2.

Sean Hodkin & Millen Hurrion were defeated by Jack Findel-Hawkins & Julian Bradley in the quarter-final in Ireland 6-4, 7-6(1).

Scott Duncan with Samuel Bothwell were defeated by Tadas Babelis & George Botezan in the quarter-final in Ireland 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.

Alexander Jhun with Martin Beran were defeated by Ben Jones & Joshua Paris in the quarter-final in Ireland 6-4, 1-6, 17-15.

Ben Jones & Joshua Paris were defeated by Jack Findel-Hawkins & Julian Bradley in the final in Ireland 6-1, 7-6(5).

Chloe Compson with Georgia Lynn Browne were defeated by Sophia Biolay & Alice Robbe in the first round in Ireland 6-2, 6-3.

Anoushka Wooller with Ayline Smardzic were defeated by Kimberly Mpukusa & Ellie Murphy in the first round in Ireland 7-5, 6-3.

Kimberly Mpukusa with Ellie Murphy were defeated by Juliana Carton & Aisling O’Connor in the quarter-final in Ireland 6-4, 7-6(2).

Tanysha Dissanayake & Holly Staff were defeated by Karolina Berankova & Georgia Drummy in the quarter-final in Ireland 6-2, 6-3.

Soumeya Anane with Elaine Genovese were defeated by Karolina Berankova & Georgia Drummy in the semi-final in Ireland 7-6(5), 6-4.

Darryl Hayle with Emmett Ward were defeated by Ivar Jose Aramburu Contreras & Hillel Rousseau in the first round in Mexico 4-6, 6-1, 10-2.

Jack Gibbens & Isaac Stoute were defeated by Jaimee Angele & Ronan Joncour in the first round in Mexico 7-5, 6-1.

Emily Webley-Smith with Junri Namigata were defeated by Sanaz Marand & Caitlin Whoriskey in the quarter-final in Lexington 7-5, 6-4.

Martina Paladini Jennings & Aleksandra Topalovic were defeated by Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva in the first round in Woking 6-2, 6-2.

Amanda Carreras with Estelle Cascino were defeated by Gabriella Da Silva Fick & Magali Kempen in the first round in Woking 7-5, 7-5.

Iman Garshong & Worthy Goldman were defeated by Greta Arn & Zheng Qinwen in the first round in Woking 6-2, 6-2.

Alicia Barnett with Lee Pei-Chi were defeated by Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak in the first round in Woking 6-3, 5-7, 13-11.

Emily Appleton & Emily Arbuthnott were defeated by Ali Collins & Joanna Garland in the first round in Woking 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.

Holly Hutchinson with Yuriko Lily Miyazaki were defeated by Naiktha Bains & Ankita Raina in the first round in Woking 7-5, 6-4.

Aleksandra & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Vivian Heisen & Diāna Marcinkeviča in the quarter-final in Woking 6-2, 6-3.

Ali Collins with Joanna Garland were defeated by Naiktha Bains & Ankita Raina in the quarter-final in Woking    6-2, 6-2.

Freya Christie & Samantha Murray were defeated by Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva in the semi-final in Woking 6-3, 7-6(7).

Naiktha Bains with Anika Raina were defeated by Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva in the final in Woking 6-2, 7-5.

Next Week Brits play in Montreal, Toronto, Aptos, Augsburg, Yokkaichi, Chiswick, USA, Indonesia, Poland, Italy, Spain, Bolivia & Kenya

 

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