- Julian Cash claimed the doubles title in Greece
- The Brit didn’t drop a set until the final
HERAKLION, CRETE, GREECE – Julian Cash teamed up with Reese Stadler and entered the event. The Brit/American didn’t drop a set until the final.
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Julian Cash teamed up with Reese Stadler and entered the doubles event in Heraklion. The Brit/American pair were unseeded. Their first round opponents were Cypriot pair Petros Chrysochos & Sergis Kyratzis. Cash & Stadler moved into the quarter-final without hitting a ball as the Cypriot pair retired 0-0 (RET).
In the quarter-final the Brit/American were up against Italian pair Mattia Belluci & Omar Giacalone. Cash & Stadler started well and broke the Italian pair to take the lead. In the second set the Italians tried to fight back, however the Brit/American broke the serve again to book a spot in the semi-final 6-3, 6-2.
The semi-final saw Cash & Stadler against the top seeds Hua Runhao & Zhang Ze. The Chinese pair stayed with the Brit/American in the first set and forced a tiebreak. Cash & Stadler edged the breaker and took the lead. The second set saw the Brit/American pair break the serve of Runhao & Ze and they didn’t look back. Cash & Stadler booked a spot in the final 7-6(7), 6-3.
In the final the Brit/American were against the all British pairing of Billy Harris & George Houghton. The first set was a very close affair, with neither side giving an inch. Harris & Houghton forced a tiebreak which they edged to take the lead. A very one sided set followed, with Cash & Stadler breaking at will and dominating to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak was tight, ultimately though it was the Brit/American pair that secured the win 6-7(6), 6-0, 10-8.
Doubles Round Up
Daniel Harris & Sean Harris were defeated by Billy Harris & George Houghton in the first round in Heraklion 6-0, 3-0 (RET).
Patrick Foley & Daniel Little were defeated by Federico Arnaboldi & Gianmarco Ferrari in the first round in Heraklion 7-6(5), 6-2.
Luke Johnson & Mark Whitehouse were defeated by Menelaos Efstathiou & Eleftherios Neos in the first round in Heraklion 2-6, 6-3, 10-4.
Tanysha Dissanayake & Eliz Maloney were defeated by Tamara Malesevic & Martha Matoula in the first round in Heraklion 6-3, 6-3.
Anna Popescu with Julia Kimmelmann were defeated by Darya Astakhova & Elena-Teodora Cadar in the semi-final in Heraklion 6-2, 6-4.
Stuart Parker with Constant De La Bassetiere were defeated by Andrea Basso & Daniele Capecchi in the semi-final in Antalya 6-4, 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey & Emily Webley-Smith were defeated by Destanee Alava & Sada Nahimana in the first round in Otocec 6-4, 6-3.
Matilda Mutavdzic with Ziva Falkner were defeated by Federica Di Sarra & Camilla Rosatello in the quarter-final in Otocec 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-8.
Olivia Nicholls with Celia Cervino Ruiz were defeated by Victoria Bosio & Justina Mikulskyte in the final in Santa Margarita De Montbui 6-4, 1-6, 10-7.
Freya Christie with Lauren Proctor were defeated by Dalayna Hewitt & Chiara Scholl in the semi-final in Monastir 6-4, 7-5.
Next week Brits play in Paris, Dominican Republic, Macedonia, Tunisia, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland, Greece & Boznia.
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