By Glenys Furness
- Billy Harris & Peter Boswell claim the ITF Doubles title in Portugal
- The unseeded pairing defeated the third seeds in the final
VALE DO LOBO, PORTUGAL – Billy Harris & Peter Boswell teamed up for the ITF event in Portugal. The Brit/Irish pair were unseeded and defeated the third seeds in the final.
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Billy Harris teamed up with Peter Boswell for the ITF event in Portugal. The Brit/Irish pair were unseeded. In the first round they were up against the fourth seeds Arjun Kadhe & Ricardo Ojeda Lara. Harris & Bothwell broke in the first set to take the lead against the seeds. The Indian/Spanish pair were not done though and in the second set forced a tiebreak. In the breaker the fourth seeds dominated, losing only one point and levelled up. In the match tiebreak the Brit/Irish pair secured the mini break and edged ahead to move into the quarter-final 6-4, 6-7(1), 11-9.
The quarter-final pitched Harris & Boswell against Pedro Araujo & Tiago Torres. The Portuguese had knocked out the top seeds in the first round and were looking to extend the run. Araujo & Torres surprised the Brit/Irish pair and broke in the first set. However Harris & Boswell re-grouped and levelled up the match forcing another match tiebreak. This one proved easier for the Brit/Irish pair as they eased into the semi-final 2-6, 6-4, 10-3.
In the semi-final the pair were against another all Portuguese pairing of Francisco Cabral & Luis Farla. This match was much easier for Harris & Boswell, as they dominated both sets. The Brit/Irish pair broke more or less at will as the stormed into the final 6-2, 6-1.
The final pitted the Brit/Irish pair against the third seeds Albert Roglan & Benjamin Winter Lopez. The Spaniards were unable to break the serve of the unseeded pairing. Harris & Boswell went on to lift the trophy in straights sets with ease. The pair claimed the title 6-3, 6-2.
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Doubles Round Up
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Jurgen Melzer & Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round in Dubai 6-1, 7-6(2).
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by John Peers & Michael Venus in the quarter-final in Dubai 6-4, 6-2.
Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah in the first round in Acapulco 6-0. 7-5.
Ken Skupski with Santiago Gonzalez were defeated by Nikola Ćaćić & Dušan Lajović in the quarter-final in Acapulco 4-6, 6-4, 10-2.
Heather Watson with Nao Hibino were defeated by Ellen Perez & Storm Sanders in the quarter-final in Acapulco 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.
Ryan Peniston with Felix Corwin were defeated by Manuel Guinard & Arthur Rinderknech in the quarter-final in Calgary 6-4, 6-4.
Liam Broady & Scott Clayton were defeated by Harry Bourchier & Filip Peliwo in the semi-final in Calgary 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-5.
Lloyd Glasspool with Alex Lawson were defeated by Treat Huey & Nathaniel Lammons in the final in Columbus 7-6(3), 7-6(4).
Ben Jones & Joshua Paris were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Dan Added in the first round in Sunderland 6-0, 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse & Marcus Willis were defeated by Jesper De Jong & Bart Stevens in the first round in Sunderland 6-2, 6-2.
Jake Hersey & James Mackinley were defeated by Markus Eriksson & Christian Samuelsson in the first round in Sunderland 6-2, 6-3.
Jonathan Binding & Henry Patten were defeated by Szymon Walkow & Jan Zielinski in the first round in Sunderland 6-4, 6-2.
Scott Duncan & Euan McIntosh were defeated by Jesper De Jong & Bart Stevens in the quarter-final in Sunderland 6-3, 6-4.
Evan Hoyt & Dan Added were defeated by Jesper De Jong & Bart Stevens in the semi-final in Sunderland 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.
Tom Hands with Charlie Emhardt were defeated by Szymon Walkow & Jan Zielinski in the semi-final in Sunderland 6-1, 6-1.
Nadia Rawson with Olga Parres Azcoitia were defeated by Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva in the first round in Sunderland 6-1, 6-0.
Danielle Daly & Tanysha Dissanayake were defeated by Eva Vedder & Stephanie Visscher in the first round in Sunderland 7-5, 6-1.
Emily Morton & Katie Morton were defeated by Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls in the first round in Sunderland 6-0, 6-1.
Esther Adeshina & Morgan Cross were defeated by Freya Christie & Julia Wachaczyk in the first round in Sunderland 6-4, 6-1.
Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Arianne Hartono & Richel Hogenkamp in the quarter-final in Sunderland 6-3, 2-6, 10-6.
Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Sarah Lee & Victoria Muntean in the quarter-final in Sunderland 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Freya Christie with Julia Wachaczyk were defeated by Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls in the quarter-final in Sunderland 3-6, 6-3, 10-3.
Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls defeated Celia Cervino Ruiz & Maria Gutierrez Carrasco in the final in Sunderland 6-4, 7-6(6).
Emily Appleton with Ines Murta were defeated by Miriam Kolodziejová & Chantal Škamlová in the semi-final in Heraklion 6-3, 6-2.
Anna Popescu with Chiara Scholl were defeated by Andreea Mitu & Laura-Ioana Paar in the final in Germany 7-5, 6-2.
Katie Swan with Ana Sanchez were defeated by Carolina Alves & Gabriella Ce in the first round in USA 6-4, 2-6, 10-3.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Olga Danilović & Jovana Jović in the quarter-final in USA 7-5, 6-2.
George Loffhagen with Guillaume Dermiens were defeated by Quentin Folliot & Hugo Pontico in the semi-final in Tunisia 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-4.
Next week Brits play in Monterrey, Indian Wells, USA, Turkey, Australia, South Africa, Egypt, Mildura, Faro & Greece.
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