- Lloyd Glasspool won his first challenger doubles title since 2018
- Second seeds didn’t drop a set all week
GRAN CANARIA, CANARY ISLANDS – Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliövaara entered the challenger event and were the second seeds. The Brit/Fin pair took the title without dropping a set.
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Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliövaara were the second seeds at the challenger event. In the first round their opponents were Iván Marrero Curbelo & Emilio Nava. The first set saw the Brit/Fin stay toe to toe with the Spaniard/American until right at the end, where Glasspool & Heliövaara managed to secure the break of serve. The second set saw the seeds step up and dominate the match, losing only one game to move into the quarter-final 7-5, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Glasspool & Heliövaara were against Eduard Esteve Lobato & Guillermo García-López. The Spanish wildcards tried to stay with the seeds in the first set. The Brit/Fin secured the break of serve against the Spaniards to take the lead. The second set was all one way traffic as the seeds dominated and lost only one game to move into the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.
The semi-final saw the second seeds up against Lorenzo Giustino & Marco Trungelliti. The Italian/Argentine were totally outplayed by the Brit/Fin. Glasspool & Heliövaara lost only one game to take the match in straight sets and book a spot in the final 6-0, 6-1.
In the final the second seeds were against Kimmer Coppejans & Sergio Martos Gornes. The Brit/Fin were pegged back by the Belgian/Spaniard, until the seeds managed to secure the break right at the end of the set. This seemed to break the spirit of Coppejeans & Martos Gornes who only claimed one more game. Glasspool & Heliövaara won the title 7-5, 6-1.
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Doubles Round Up
Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot were defeated by Sander Gille & Joran Vligen in the semi-final in Singapore 6-4, 6-4.
Ryan Peniston with Ivan Anatolyevich Nedelko were defeated by Julian Lenz & Roberto Quiroz Gómez in the first round in Nur-Sultan 6-2, 7-6(10).
Mark Whitehouse with Francesco Ferrari were defeated by Conner Huertas Del Pino & Alexander Merino in the first round in Naples 7-5, 7-6(5).
Jack Draper with Simon Carr were defeated by Hsu Yu-Hsiou & Shintaro Imai in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 3-6, 6-2, 10-5.
Jay Clarke & Aidan McHugh were defeated by Hsu Yu-Hsiou & Shintaro Imai in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-4.
Morgan Phillips & Jack Pinnington-Jones were defeated by Chien Hsun Lo & Takashi Saito in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-6(2), 6-3.
Soumeya Anane with Selina Atay were defeated by Leyla Nilufer Elmas & Melisa Senli in the first round in Antalya 5-7, 6-3, 10-6.
Naomi Broady & Eden Silva were defeated by Lisa-Marie Rioux & Erika Sema in the quarter-final in Sharm El-Sheikh 0-0 (RET).
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by María Camila Osorio Serrano & Conny Perrin in the first round in Boca Raton 6-4, 6-2.
Naiktha Bains with Aldila Sutjiadi were defeated by Usue Maitane Arconada & Caroline Dolehide in the quarter-final in Boca Raton 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Estelle Cascino & Seone Mendez in the quarter-final in Poitiers 6-3, 6-3.
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