By Glenys Furness
- Eden Silva & Sarah Beth Grey were top seeds in Portugal
- Only dropped one set en route to the title
PALMELA, PORTUGAL – Eden Silva & Sarah Beth Grey entered the ITF event in Portugal as top seeds. The all British pairing dropped one set en route to lifting the trophy.
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Eden Silva & Sarah Beth Grey teamed up together for the doubles at the ITF event in Portugal. The Brits were the top seeds. In their first round they were against the Kiwi team of Paige Hourigan & Valentina Ivanov. The Brits got off to the best start, breaking Hourigan & Ivanov early. The Kiwis re-grouped in the second set and managed to break the Brits and level up. In the ensuing match tiebreak the top seeds edged ahead and moved into the next round 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
The quarter-final saw the Brits against Tamara Čurović & Dia Evtimova. The Serbian/Bulgarian were no match for the top seeds. Silva & Grey were barely troubled by the unseeded pairing, losing only four games in the match to move into the semi-final in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
In the semi-final the Brits were against the fourth seeds Julija Hatouka & Lee Pei-Chi. The Belarussian/Taipei pair were close to making a breakthrough in the first set, however Silva & Grey held firm and broke the fourth seeds. The second set was easier for the top seeds, easing through into the final in straight sets as Hatouka/Pei-Chi couldn’t break back 6-4, 6-3.
The final pitched Silva & Grey against the second seeds Estelle Cascino & Julia Terzijska. The French/Bulgarian pairing stayed toe to toe with the top seeds, until right at the end of the set when the Brits broke through. In the second set the top seeds dominated to take the trophy in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.
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Doubles Round Up
Naiktha Bains with Anastasia Grymalska were defeated by Viktória Kužmová & Kristýna Plíšková in the first round in Bucharest 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
Evan Hoyt with Skander Mansouri were defeated by Hans Hach Verdugo & Dennis Novikov in the semi-final in Gatineau 7-6(4), 6-3.
Lloyd Glasspool with Alejandro González defeated Jack Findel-Hawkins & Mark Whitehouse in the final in Iowa 6-2, 6-1.
Will Davies & Oliver Okonkwo were defeated by Jack Findel-Hawkins & Mark Whitehouse in the quarter-final in Iowa 6-4, 6-4.
Tara Moore with Sanaz Marand were defeated by Hsieh Yu-Chieh & You Xiaodi in the first round in California 6-4, 6-1.
Katie Swan with Francesca Di Lorenzo were defeated by Madison Brengle & Sachia Vickery in the final in California 6-3, 7-5.
Alexander Romay with Angel Miguel Otondo were defeated by Jonathan Eysseric & Hugo Gaston in the first round in Spain 6-0, 6-3.
Chloe Compson with Laia Conde Monfort were defeated by Marina Benito & Isabella Harvison in the first round in Spain 6-2, 6-1.
Emilie Lindh with Alba Carrillo Marin defeated Karolína Beránková & Georgia Drummy in the final in Spain 6-4, 7-5.
Jack Oswald with Felipe Santamaria were defeated by Boris Arias & Federico Zeballos in the first round in Peru 6-4, 6-2.
Patrick Foley & Jack Gibbens were defeated by Alejandro Mendoza & Mikal Statham in the first round in Mexico 6-1, 6-0.
Isaac Stoute with Jordan Parker were defeated by Jesse Flores & Jean Thirouin in the first round in Mexico 6-4, 7-6(7).
David Fox with Felix Corwin were defeated by Aron Pierce & Noah Schachter in the quarter-final in Mexico 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-5.
Blu Baker with Neel Rajesh were defeated by Jack Draper & Nicolás Mejía in the semi-final in Mexico 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.
Jack Draper with Nicolás Mejía defeated by Aron Pierce & Noah Schachter in the final in Mexico 4-6, 7-6(2), 10-5.
Matthew Walton with Nir Vodavoz were defeated by Jakob Aichhorn & Gregor Ramskogler in the first round in Austria 6-2, 6-2.
Toby Martin with Ergi Kırkın were defeated by Lukas Krainer & William Ma in the quarter-final in Austria 0-0 RET.
Soumeya Anane with Valeriya Urzhumova were defeated by Isabella Bozicevic & Federica Prati in the first round in Italy 3-6, 6-4, 10-5.
Amanda Carreras with Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers were defeated by Lucia Bronzetti & Camilla Rosatello in the first round in Italy 7-6(3), 6-4.
Victoria Allen with Amandine Cazeaux were defeated by Mylène Halemai & Laia Petretic in the quarter-final in France 6-4, 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Atlanta, Granby, Prague, Binghamton, USA, Mexico, Tunisia, Austria, Poland, Spain, Portugal & France.
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