- Lloyd Glasspool teamed up with Alex Lawson and made the final in Italy
- The Brit/American took out the second & third seeds en route
BIELLA, ITALY – Lloyd Glasspool teamed up with American Alex Lawson and entered the ATP Challenger. The pair made the final before being defeated.
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Lloyd Glasspool teamed up with Alex Lawson in the ATP Challenger in Biella. In the first round the Brit/American pair were drawn against Teymuraz Gabashvili & Denis Istomin. Glasspool & Lawson dominated the first set to take the lead. In the second set Gabashvili & Istomin tried to fight back, however the Brit/American secured the break of serve and took the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Glasspool & Lawson were facing the second seeds Romain Arneodo & David Vega Hernández. The Brit/American pairing stayed toe to toe with Arnedo & Vega Hernández forcing a tiebreak. Glasspool & Lawson stormed through the tiebreak to take the lead. In the second set Arnedo & Vega Hernández fought back and broke serve to level up the match. The match tiebreak saw the Brit/American dominate to move into the semi-final 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-3.
The semi-final saw Glasspool & Lawson against the third seeds N. Sriram Balaji & Luca Margaroli. The Indian/Swiss fought hard against the Brit/American and both sets were very tight. However, it was Glasspool & Lawson that secured the break of serve at the end of each set to book a final spot 7-5, 7-5.
In the final Glasspool & Lawson were against Harri Heliövaara & Szymon Walkow. The Finnish/Polish pair secured an early break of serve in the first set, the Brit/American were not able to pull the break back. The second set was much closer as Glasspool & Lawson stayed with the Fin/Pole until right near the end when Heliövaara & Walkow got the break needed to win 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles Round Up
Ken Skupski with Santiago González were defeated by Máximo González & Simone Bolelli in the first round of the French Open 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Dom Inglot with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi were defeated by Manuel Guinard & Arthur Rinderknech in the first round of the French Open 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5.
Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Wesley Koolhof & Nikola Mektić in the first round of the French Open 6-4, 7-6(4).
Dan Evans with Hubert Hurkacz were defeated by Marcel Granollers & Horacio Zeballos in the second round of the French Open 6-2, 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara with Marcelo Arévalo were defeated by Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău in the second round of the French Open 6-3, 6-2.
Cameron Norrie with Márton Fucsovics were defeated by Jeremy Chardy & Fabrice Martin in the second round of the French Open 7-6(2), 6-2.
Ryan Peniston & Mark Whitehouse were defeated by Roberto Ortega-Olmedo & Pablo Vivero Gonzalez in the first round in Porto 6-4, 6-3.
Luke Johnson with Matteo Martineau were defeated by Oscar Jose Gutierrez & Joao Lucas Reis Da Silva in the first round in Porto 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-3.
Jodie Burrage & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Jana Fett & Erin Routliffe in the first round in Porto 6-2, 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey & Samantha Murray-Sharan were defeated by Francisca Jorge & Olga Parres Azcoitia in the first round in Porto 6-4, 6-3.
Next week Brits play in French Open, Barcelona, Porto & Sharm El Sheikh.
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