By Glenys Furness
- Harriet Dart & Asia Muhammad claim title
- Second seeds only drop one set
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, USA – Harriet Dart & Asia Muhammad claimed the doubles title in the WTA event. The pair were second seeds.
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Harriet Dart teamed up with Asia Muhammad and entered the WTA event. The Brit/American were the second seeds. As such the pair received a first round Bye.
In the quarter-final the second seeds were against Lu Jia-Jing & Marie Benoit. The Chinese/Belgian pair pushed the seeds all the way. The first set went to a tiebreak. Dart & Muhammad dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set was also very close. The seeds were forced to a tiebreak again. This time the Brit/American edged through and secured a place in the semi-final 7-6(2), 7-6(4).
The semi-final saw Dart & Muhammad against fourth seeds Conny Perrin & Katarzyna Kawa. The Swiss/Polish pair were dominated by the Brit/American. The first set saw Dart & Muhammad not drop a game as Perrin & Kawa struggled. The second set followed the same pattern. The fourth seeds were forced to retire handing a spot to the Brit/American 6-0, 40 (RET).
In the final Dart & Muhammad were against the third seeds Peangtarn Plipuech & Aldila Sutjiadi. The Thai/Indonesian pairing stayed toe to toe with the Brit/American in the first set. Eventually though, it was the second seeds who broke through and took the lead. The second set saw Plipuech & Sutjiadi dominate to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak, neither pair wanted to lose. However, it was the second seeds that edged ahead and lifted the trophy 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.
Doubles Round Up
Dan Evans & Neal Skupski were defeated by Robert Farah & Juan Sebastian Cabal in the second round in Paris 7-6(6), 7-5.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Michael Venus & Tim Puetz in the second round in Paris 7-6(12), 7-6(6).
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Michael Venus & Tim Puetz in the semi-final in Paris 7-5, 6-3.
Evan Hoyt with Luca Margaroli were defeated by Damir Dzumhur & Nerman Fatic in the first round in Bergamo 7-6(4), 6-2.
Lloyd Glasspool with Harri Heliovaara were defeated by Zdenek Kolar & Jiri Lehecka in the final in Bergamo 6-4, 6-4.
Jack Draper with Evan Furness were defeated by Vlad Victor Cornea & Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first round in Eckental 6-2, 6-4.
Jonny O’Mara with Roman Jebavy defeated Ruben Bemelmans & Daniel Masur in the final in Eckental 6-4, 7-5.
Stuart Parker with Ren Nakamura were defeated by Eero Vasa & Iro Vasa in the quarter-final in Meitar 6-1, 6-4.
Luke Johnson with Vasil Kirkov defeated Alex Knaff & Joshua Peck in the final in Ithaca, NY 7-6(3), 6-3.
Mark Whitehouse with Strong Kirchheimer were defeated by Blu Baker & Tyler Zink in the first round in Fayetteville 7-6(3), 4-6, 13-11.
Blu Baker with Tyler Zink were defeated by Charles Broom & Henry Patten in the semi-final in Fayetteville 6-2, 6-0.
Charles Broom & Henry Patten were defeated by George Goldhoff & Tadeas Paroulek in the final in Fayetteville 6-4, 6-2.
Graziella Barrett with Keira Blackbeard were defeated by Simona Ogescu & Adriana Rajkovic in the first round in Heraklion 6-1, 6-2.
Jonathan Gray with Yann Wojcik defeated Marco Brugnerotto & Luigi Sorrentino in the final in Torell0 3-6, 7-5, 10-5.
Louis Allen & Mason Recci were defeated by Alexandr Binda & Leonid Sheyngezikht in the quarter-final in Sharm El Sheikh 7-5, 7-6(2).
Maceo Simpson with Ethan Terblanche were defeated by Ivan Kazakov & Daniil Zhibul in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 6-2.
Emily Webley-Smith with Angelina Gabueva were defeated by Tara Moore & Emina Bektas in the first round in Nantes 6-2, 6-2.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Diana Marcinkevica & Daniela Vismane in the quarter-final in Nantes 0-3 (RET).
Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Eri Hozumi & Ekaterina Yashina in the quarter-final in Nantes 6-1, 6-3.
Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Samantha Murray Sharan & Jessika Ponchet in the final in Nantes 6-4, 6-2.
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