By Glenys Furness
- Harriet Dart with Lesley Kerkhove lifted the trophy in France
- Top seeds didn’t face another seed all event
- Took out the only other Brits in the final
CROISSY-BEAUBOURG, FRANCE – Harriet Dart teamed up with Lesley Kerkhove and were the top seeds. The pair won the trophy without having to play another seeded pairing.
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Harriet Dart teamed up with Lesley Kerkhove to play the ITF Croissy-Beaubourg and were the top seeds. In the first round the Brit/Dutch pair were drawn against Jessika Ponchet & Isabella Shinikova. The French/Bulgarian got off to the better start, breaking the top seeds early and taking the lead. However, the top seeds re-grouped in the second and although it was close, Dart & Kerkhove secured the break to take the second set. The match tiebreak was tight but it was the seeds that edged it and moved into the quarter-final 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.
The quarter-final the top seeds were due to face Greet Minnen & Maryna Zanevska, however the Belgian pair withdrew before the match took place, handing Dart & Kerkhove a place in the semi-final without hitting a ball.
In the semi-final the Brit/Dutch top seeds were against Rebecca Šramková & Julia Terzijska. Dart & Kerkhove dominated the first set. The Slovak/Bulgarian were unable to get onto the serve of the top seeds and won only one game. The second set was a little closer, with Šramková & Terzijska fighting hard. However, the seeds were not to be beaten and secured the break to move into the final 6-1, 6-4.
The final pitched Dart & Kerkhove against the all British team of Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva. The top seeds were pushed in the first set, before securing the break needed to take the lead. In the second set Grey & Silva tried everything to get back into the match. Unfortunately it did not work and the top seeds took the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
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Doubles Round Up
Jonny O’Mara & Neal Skupski were defeated by Fabrício Neis & David Vega Hernández in the quarter-final in Marbella 6-2, 7-6(8).
Emily Appleton with María José Portillo Ramírez were defeated by Karolina Berankova & Lara Escauriza in the quarter-final in Cancun 4-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Samuel Pointon with Matias Caceres were defeated by Anoosha Shahgholi & Mahdi Souri in the first round in Tunisia 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.
Ryan Storrie with Andrey Chepelev were defeated by Alexander Merino & Christoph Negritu in the semi-final in Tunisia 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.
Joshua Paris with Remy Bertola were defeated by Milen Ianakiev & Martin Van Der Meerschen in the first round in Israel 6-3, 7-6(4).
Mark Whitehouse with Daniil Zarichanskyy were defeated by Yuta Shimizu & Naoki Tajima in the first round in Japan 6-4, 6-4.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Jia-Qi Kang & Lu Jingjing in the quarter-final in Japan 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
Emily Webley-Smith with Rebecca Marino were defeated by Xun Fangying & You Xiaodi in the quarter-final in Japan 6-1, 6-4.
Next week Brits play in Monterrey, Bolton, Turkey, Egypt, Japan & Portugal.
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