By Glenys Furness
- Alicia Barnett with Chanel Simmonds claim the title in Israel
- The Top seeds did not drop a set all tournament
SAJUR, ISRAEL – Alicia Barnett and Chanel Simmonds entered the ITF event and were the top seeds. The Brit/South Africa won without dropping a set.
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Alicia Barnett and Chanel Simmonds teamed up at the ITF event in Israel and were the top seeds. The Brit/South African had a bye in the first round. In the quarter-final the top seeds were up against Shavit Kimchi & Maya Tahan. The Israeli pair were no match for Barnett & Simmonds who stormed through the match, barely breaking their stride. The Brit/South African dropped only three games to move into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
The semi-final saw Barnett & Simmonds another all Israeli pairing Adva Dabah & Koral Koldobski. This match was very similar to the previous round as the top seeds had little trouble with the opponents. Just like the previous round the Brit/South African only lost three games to move into the final in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
In the final the top seeds were against Amandine Cazeaux & Noelly Nsimba. The French/Canadian pair were the toughest opponents so far for Barnett & Simmonds. Cazeaus & Nsimba fought hard, but the top seeds managed to secure the break of serve in each set. No matter what the French/Canadian tried they could not break back. The top seeds lifted the trophy in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
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Doubles Round Up
Tiffany William with Alijia Merdeeva were defeated by Amandine Cazeaux & Noelly Nsimba in the semi-final in Israel 0-0 RET.
Joe Cooper with Michal Konečný were defeated by Samuel Beren and Skyler Butts in the first round in Israel 7-6(2), 6-2.
Dom Inglot with Marcelo Demoliner were defeated by Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies in the first round in the US Open 6-4, 7-5.
Ken Skupski with Marcus Daniell were defeated by Marius Copil & Nick Kyrgios in the first round in the US Open 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(1).
Ken Skupski with Andreja Klepač were defeated by Chan Hao-Ching & Michael Venus in the first round in the US Open 7-6(4), 7-6(5).
Neal Skupski with María José Martínez Sánchez were defeated by Latisha Chan & Ivan Dodig in the first round in the US Open 6-4, 6-3.
Joe Salisbury with Desirae Krawczyk were defeated by Chan Hao-Ching & Michael Venus in the second round in the US Open 6-4, 6-3.
Dan Evans & Cameron Norrie were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah in the second round in the US Open 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Jonny O’Mara with Marcelo Arévalo were defeated by Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies in the third round in the US Open 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Marcel Granollers & Horacio Zeballos in the third round in the US Open 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(2).
Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah in the quarter-final in the US Open 6-4, 6-4.
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah in the semi-final in the US Open 7-6(5), 7-6(8).
Jamie Murray with Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Chan Hao-Ching & Michael Venus in the final in the US Open 6-2, 6-3.
Heather Watson with Nicole Gibbs were defeated by Naomi Broady & Fanny Stollar in the quarter-final in New Haven 6-4, 7-6(4).
Naomi Broady with Fanny Stollar were defeated by Usue Maitane Arconada & Jamie Loeb in the semi-final in New Haven 6-3, 5-7, 14-12.
Sizya Kivanda with Robert Ziganshin were defeated by Jonathan Eysseric & Tom Jomby in the quarter-final in France 6-0, 6-0.
Ewen Lumsden with Nicolas Rozenweig were defeated by Patrik Niklas-Salminen & Julius Tverijonas in the first round in Portugal 6-2, 6-2.
Russell Henderson with Eduardo De Almeida were defeated by Marek Gengel & David Poljak in the first round in Portugal 6-2, 6-2.
Luke Johnson with Francisco Cabral were defeated by Simon Freund & Nicolas Moreno De Alboran in the final in Portugal 5-7, 6-4, 10-7.
George Loffhagen with Ajeet Rai were defeated by Ray Ho & Kelsey Stevenson in the final in Thailand 7-6(4), 6-2.
Anna Popescu with Nadia Echeverría Alam defeated Giorgia Pinto & Gaia Squarcialupi in the final in Tunisia 4-6, 6-1, 12-10.
Sarah Beth Grey with Estelle Cascino were defeated by Anna Bondár & Paula Ormaechea in the semi-final in Croatia 6-2, 6-1.
Gabriella Taylor with Arantxa Rus were defeated by Irene Burillo Escorihuela & Andrea Lazaro Garcia in the final in Spain 5-7, 6-4, 10-4.
Next week Brits play in Szczecin, Cary, Shanghai, Istanbul, France, Italy, Mexico, USA, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Austria, Spain, Tunisia.
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