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 ArconadaJamie 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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