By Glenys Furness

  • Emily Arbuthnott with Chelsea Vanhoutte claimed the title in Belgium
  • Second seeds dropped only one set en route.
WANFERCEE-BAULET, BELGIUM – Emily Arbuthnott & Chelsea Vanhoutte entered the ITF event and were the second seeds. The pair only dropped one set en route to the title.

 

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Emily Arbuthnott teamed up with Chelsea Vanhoutte for the ITF event in Belgium and were seeded second. Their first round opponents were Laure Line Glaude & Marte Lambrecht. The Belgians were no match for the Brit/Belgian as the seeds dominated the match. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte lost only two games to move into the quarter-final 6-2, 6-0.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Belgian against Anastasia Shaulskaya & Sevil Yuldasheva. The Russian/Uzbekistani  stayed with the seeds at the start, before Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte broke serve. From this point the Brit/Belgian didn’t look back and dominated the rest of the match to move into the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.

In the semi-final the second seeds were against the fourth seeds Amanda Carreras & Linnea Malmqvist. The Brit/Swede were unable to do much in the first set as Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte dominated and lost only one game. The second set was a little closer, however the second seeds managed a break of serve to move into the final in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

The final saw the second seeds against third seeds Cemre Anıl & Marina Yudanov. The Brit/Belgian were surprised by Turk/Swede pairing and were broken in the first set. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte re-grouped in the second set and forced a break of serve right at the end to level the match. In the match tiebreak it was the Brit/Belgian that edged ahead and won the title 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.

 

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Doubles Round Up

Jamie Murray & Neal Skuspki were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the semi-final in Winston-Salem 6-2, 6-3.

Ken Skupski with Marcus Daniell were defeated by Dan Evans & Jonny O’Mara in the first round in Winston-Salem 6-4, 5-7, 10-5.

Dom Inglot with Marcelo Demoliner were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the first round in Winston-Salem 6-4, 6-1.

Dan Evans & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the quarter-final in Winston-Salem 6-2, 6-2.

Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Sander Gille & Joran Vliegen in the quarter-final in Winston-Salem 2-6, 7-6(4), 10-7.

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Nicholas Monroe & Tennys Sandgren in the quarter-final in Winston-Salem 6-3, 6-3.

Ben Jones & James Mackinlay were defeated by Sagadat Ayap & George Tsivadze in the quarter-final in Belarus 7-5, 3-6, 10-6.

Michael Shaw with Bart Van Den Berg were defeated by Max Houkes & Colin Van Beem in the quarter-final in Belgium 7-5, 6-4.

Jack Findel-Hawkins & Isaac Stoute were defeated by Brandon Perez & Ricardo Rodríguez in the first round in Mexico 7-5, 6-4.

Jack Gibbens with Charles Force were defeated by Jaimee Angele & Ronan Joncour in the first round in Mexico 6-3, 6-1.

Eliz Maloney with Shatoo Mohamad were defeated by Ingrid Gamarra Martins & Melissa Morales in the first round in Mexico 6-2, 3-1 RET.

Emilie Lindh with Madeleine Kobelt were defeated by Anastasia Sysoeva & Melis Yasar in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Fernanda Contreras Gómez & Ana Paula De La Peña in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-4, 6-4.

Jonathan Gray with Jumpei Yamasaki were defeated by Hiroyasu Ehara & Sho Shimabukuro in the final in Indonesia 6-1, 6-2.

Alexis Canter with Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine were defeated by Skyler Butts & Markus Schultz in the quarter-final in Israel 6-2, 6-4.

Llewelyn Bevan & Sizya Kivanda were defeated by Manuel Goncalves & Hugo Maia in the first round in Portugal 6-1, 6-3.

Adam Jones & Ewen Lumsden were defeated by Antoine Escoffier & Maxime Tchoutakian in the quarter-final in Portugal 4-1 RET.

Stuart Parker with Julius Tverijonas were defeated by Bernardo Azevedo Pereira Oliveira & Peter Bothwell in the semi-final in Portugal 6-3, 6-3.

Ryan Peniston with Cameron Green were defeated by Kittirat Kerdlaphee & Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul in the quarter-final in Thailand 5-7, 6-2, 11-9.

Samantha Murray with Aleksandrina Naydenova were defeated by Xinyu Jiang & Tang Qianhui in the semi-final in China 6-3, 5-7, 14-12.

Emily Appleton with Carolina Meligeni Alves were defeated by Anna Klasen & Romy Koelzer in the quarter-final in Germany 6-4, 6-2.

 

Next week Brits play in US Open, Como, Mallorca, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, China, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Tunisia.

 

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