By Glenys Furness

  • Emily Arbuthnott & Chelsea Vanhoutte claimed the title
  • The pair only dropped one set en route
WANFERCEE-BAULET, BELGIUM, Emily Arbuthnott teamed up with Chelsea Vanhoutte and the pair claimed the title as top seeds.

Emily Arbuthnott teamed up with Belgian Chelsea Vanhoutte and were the top seeds at the ITF event. In the first round the top seeds were drawn against Julie Gervais & Samia Medjahdi. The French pair tried to stay with Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte, however, the top seeds held on and broke the serve of Gervais & Medjahdi. In the second set, the French pair regrouped, and managed to break the top seeds serve to level up the match. The final match tiebreak was all one way traffic as the top seeds dominated to secure the win 6-4, 5-7, 10-1.

In the quarter-final the top seeds were against Agustina Chlpac & Annemarie Lazar. The Brit/Belgian dominated both sets, breaking the Argentine/German in both sets. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte progressed into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

The semi-final saw Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte against Julia Kimmelmann & Eva-Marie Rimi. The Brit/Belgian secured the break of serve against the German/Austrian and moved into the lead. In the second set Kimmelmann & Rimi struggled to hold serve as the top seeds dominated. The Brit/Belgian moved into the final in straight sets 6-3, 6-0.

In the final the top seeds were against third seeds Flavie Brugnone & Lucie Wargnier. The French pair stayed with the top seeds until the end of the first set. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte secured the vital break of serve to move into the lead. The second set saw the top seeds again manage to secure the vital break of serve to claim the title 7-5, 6-4.

Doubles Round Up

Ryan Peniston with Michael Geerts were defeated by Vlad Cornea & Petros Tsitisipas in the quarter-final in Prague 6-3, 3-6, 14-12.

Felix Gill with Jan Jermar were defeated by Shintaro Mochizuki & Jose Pereira in the first round in Poznan 7-6(5), 0-6, 10-5.

Tom Hands & Harry Wendelken were defeated by Martyn Pawelski & Filip Pieczonka in the first round in Poznan 7-5, 6-4.

George Davies & Patrick Foley were defeated by Andrey Chepelev & Rio Noguchi in the first round in Santander 6-2, 6-4.

Freya Christie with Yuriko Lily Miyazaki were defeated by Alicia Barnett & Olivia Gadeki in the semi-final in Vigo 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.

Alicia Barnett with Olivia Gadeki defeated Conny Perrin & Laura Pigossi in the final in Vigo 6-3, 6-2.

Arthur Fery with Guy Den Oulden were defeated by Hazem Naw & John Sperle in the semi-final in Huy 6-4, 7-5.

Jonathan Binding & Mark Whitehouse were defeated by Hazem Naw & John Sperle in the final in Huy 6-3, 7-5.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Ulrikke Eikeri & Catherine Harrison in the quarter-final in Cleveland 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.

Emily Webley-Smith with Beatrice Gumulya were defeated by Hsieh Yu-Chieh & Peangtarn Plipuech in the first round in Chicago 6-0, 6-1.

Eden Silva with Quinn Gleason were defeated by Eri Hozumi & Alicja Rosolska in the first round in Chigago 6-3, 6-2.

Emily Appleton with Arianne Hartono were defeated by Mana Kawamura & Funa Kozaki in the first round in Prerov 6-2, 6-2.

Sarah Beth Grey with Carolina Alves defeated Mana Kawamura & Funa Kozaki in the final in Prerov 6-4, 3-6, 13-11.

Next Week Brits play in Flushing Meadows, Como, Mallorca, Switzerland, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Montenegro, Tunisia, Italy & Belgium.

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