- Alicia Barnett & Lina Glushko claimed the doubles title
- The Brit/Israeli pair dropped only one set en route
SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT – Alicia Barnett with Lina Glushko claimed the doubles title in the ITF event. The Brit/Israeli took out the top seeds in the semi-final.
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Alicia Barnett paired up with Lina Glushko for the ITF event in Egypt and were the third seeds. In the first round the third seeds were up against Siliva Ambrosi0 & Noa Liauw A Fong. The German/Dutch pair stayed with the Brit/Israeli most of the first set. Barnett & Glushko managed to break serve and take the lead. Ambrosio & Liauw A Fong regrouped in the second set and dominated to level the match. In the ensuing the match tie break the third seeds edged through to take the victory 6-4, 1-6, 10-8.
The quarter-final saw the Brit/Israeli up against the Italian pairing of Eleonora Alvisi & Cristiana Ferrando. The third seeds were on top throughout the entire match. Barnett & Glushko secured the vital break of serve in both sets. Alvisi & Ferrando were unable to get back on terms, the Brit/Israeli secured the victory and moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-4.
In the semi-final Barnett & Glushko were against the top seeds Jodie Burrage & Sarah Beth Grey. The third seeds dominated the match, breaking serve easily to take the lead. Burrage & Grey tried to fight back, but were unable to get back on terms. The Brit/Israeli pairing moved into the final 6-3, 6-2.
The final saw the Brit/Israeli against the fourth seeds Elena-Teodora Cadar & Olivia Gadecki. The Romanian/Aussie stayed with Barnett & Glushko in the first set, eventually though, the third seeds broke serve to take the lead. This spurred on the Brit/Israeli who dominated the second set to claim the title 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles Round Up
Lloyd Glasspool & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Marco Cecchinato & Stefano Travaglia in the first round in Cagliari 3-6, 6-3, 14-12.
Dan Evans with Federico Coria were defeated by Lorenzo Sonego & Andrea Vavassori in the semi-final in Cagliari 0-0 (RET).
Dom Inglot with Alexander Bublik were defeated by Andre Goransson & Nicholas Monroe in the first round in Marbella 6-3, 1-6, 12-10.
Noami Broady with Zheng Saisai were defeated by Paula Kania-Chodun & Julia Wachaczyk in the first round in Bogota 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Sean Hodkin & Adam Jones were defeated by Makoto Ochi & Yuta Shimzu in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-2, 7-5.
Luke Johnson with Francesco Vilardo were defeated by Kosuke Ogura & Issei Okamura in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 3-6, 7-6(2), 10-5.
Jack Gibbens with Rotislav Halfinger were defeated by Federico Bertuccioli & Luca Tomasetto in the first round in Shymkent 6-1, 3-6, 10-4.
Mark Whitehouse with Jose Vidal Azorin were defeated by Aleksei Khomich & Yaraslav Shyla in the semi-final 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 11-9.
Eden Silva with Isabella Shinikova were defeated by Emily Webley-Smith & Vivian Heisen in the quarter-final in Bellinzona 6-2, 6-3.
Emily Webley-Smith with Vivian Heisen were defeated by Rebecca Marino & Yuki Naito in the semi-final in Bellinzona 6-3, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in Monte Carlo, Split, Belgrade, Orlando, Germany, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Roehampton, Portugal, France & Turkey.
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