- Jodie Burrage with Paige Hourigan claimed the title in Ecuador
- The fourth seeds didn’t drop a set until the final
SALINAS, ECUADOR – Jodie Burrage and Paige Hourigan entered the doubles and were seeded fourth. The Brit/Kiwi didn’t drop a set until the final.
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Jodie Burrage teamed up with Paige Hourigan and entered the ITF event in Ecuador. The Brit/Kiwi were the fourth seeds. In the first round Burrage & Hourigan drew Mell Elizabeth Reasco González & Antonia Samudio. The Ecuadorian/Columbian were totally outclassed in the first set, Burrage & Hourigan dominated and broke more or less at will. Burrage & Hourigan lost only one game in the first set. In the second set the Brit/Kiwi kept the pressure on, and the Ecuadorian/Columbian had no answer. Burrage & Hourigan moved into the quarter-finals in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw Burrage & Hourigan against Miyabi Inoue & Akiko Omae. The fourth seeds were made to play as the Japanese pair put up a fight. However, the Brit/Kiwi secured the break of serve in the first set to move into the lead. In the second set the fourth seeds once again managed to break serve and took the match to move into the semi-final 6-3, 6-3.
In the semi-final the fourth seeds were against Swiss pair Conny Perrin & Tess Sugnaux. The first set saw Perrin & Sugnaux try to stay with Burrage & Hourigan. However, the fourth seeds secured the break of serve to take the set. The second set saw the Brit/Kiwi in total control, dominating the set without losing another game. The fourth seeds moved into the final 6-3, 6-0.
The final saw Burrage & Hourigan against Jacqueline Cabaj Awad & Francisca Jorge. The Swedish/Portuguese pair struggled in the first set to stay with the seeds. The Brit/Kiwi dominated the first set to take the lead. In the second set Cabaj Awad & Jorge regrouped, dominating the set to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak, the fourth seeds edged ahead and were able to claim the title 6-2, 2-6, 10-8.
Doubles Round Up
Dan Evans & Neal Skupski were defeated by Marcello Demoliner & Daniil Medvedev in the first round in Madrid 6-3, 7-6(4).
Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Jean-Julien Rojer & Marcelo Melo in the first round in Madrid 6-3, 6-4.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Cristian Garin & Alexander Bublik in the first round in Madrid 7-6(5). 7-5.
Alexis Canter with Luigi Sorrentino were defeated by Yair Sarouk & Sahar Simon in the first round in Ramat Hasharon 7-5, 6-7(5), 10-4.
Patrick Foley with Vasilios Caripi were defeated by Felix Corwin & Reese Stalder in the quarter-final in Ramat Hasharon 6-2, 6-2.
Emily Appleton & Alicia Barnett were defeated by Julie Belgraver & Clara Vlasselaer in the quarter-final in Ramat Hasharon 6-3, 6-3.
Emilie Lindh with Aline Thommen were defeated by Gozal Ainitdinova & Anna Kubareva in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
Sarah Beth Grey with Dasha Ivanova were defeated by Gozal Ainitdinova & Anna Kubareva in the final in Monastir 7-5, 6-2.
Tara Moore with Francesca Di Lorenzo were defeated by Eri Hozumi & Miyu Kato in the first round in Charleston 6-2, 6-3.
Matilda Mutavdzic with Antonia Ruzic were defeated by Frederica Bilardo & Kristina Dmitruk in the final in Antalya 6-3, 0-6, 10-7.
Next week Brits play in Rome, Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, USA, Ecuador, Turkey & Tunisia.
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