By Glenys Furness

  • Luke Bambridge & Ben McLachlan entered the ATP 250 Delray Beach
  • The Brit/Japanese were the fourth seeds
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, USA – Luke Bambridge & Ben McLachlan entered the ATP 250 and were seeded fourth. The pair made the final before being defeated by the top seeds.

 

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Luke Bambridge & Ben McLachlan teamed up and entered the ATP 250 event in Delray Beach. The Brit/Japanese drew Matt Reid & John Millman in the first round. The Australians pulled out of the match before it began handing the fourth seeds a spot in quarter-final 0-0.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Japanese against Americans Nicholas Monroe & Jackson Withrow. The fourth seeds dominated the first set, breaking more or less at will. The second set was closer with Monroe & Withrow forcing a tiebreak, however, the seeds took control in the breaker and didn’t look back. Bambridge & McLachlan moved into the semi final 6-2, 7-6(3).

In the semi-final the Brit/Japanese took on Nikola Ćaćić & Hugo Nys. Bambridge & McLachlan were tied with the unseeded pairing when rain halted play overnight. On the resumption the pairs were toe to toe and a tiebreak ensued. The Brit/Japanese totally dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set was also just as close, however, the seeds managed to break at the end of the set and moved into the final 7-6(1), 7-5.

The final was against the to seeds, Bob & Mike Bryan. Bambridge & McLachlan managed to break the American serve in the first set and take the lead. The top seeds fought back in the second, breaking at the end of the set to level up the match and forcing a match tiebreak. Despite the best efforts of the fourth seeds, Bob & Mike Bryan claimed the victory to lift the trophy 3-6, 7-5, 10-5.

 

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Doubles Round Up

Ken Skupski with Santiago Gonzalez were defeated by Nikola Ćaćić & Hugo Nys in the first round in Delray Beach 6-4, 2-6, 10.4.

Dom Inglot with Robert Lindstedt were defeated by Christian Harrison & Dennis Novikov in the first round in Delray Beach 6-4, 6-4.

Jonny O’Mara with Marcelo Arevalo were defeated by Bob & Mike Bryan in the semi-final in Delray Beach 6-7(5), 6-4, 10-4.

Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Frederik Nielsen & Tim Puetz in the first round in Marseilles 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Lloyd Glasspool with Alex Lawson were defeated by Manuel Guinard & Arthur Rinderknech in the first round in Drummondville 5-7, 6-4, 13-11.

Liam Broady & Scott Clayton were defeated by Manuel Guinard & Arthur Rinderknech in the quarter-final in Drummondville 6-2, 6-1.

Scott Duncan & Euan McIntosh were defeated by Szymon Walków & Jan Zieliński in the first round in Glasgow 2-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Tom Hands & James MacKinlay were defeated by Jesper De Jong & Bart Stevens in the first round in Glasgow 7-5, 6-3.

Jonathan Binding & Henry Patten were defeated by Szymon Walków & Jan Zieliński in the quarter-final in Glasgow 7-5, 6-4.

Jack Draper & Aidan McHugh were defeated by Jesper De Jong & Bart Stevens in the quarter-final in Glasgow 6-2, 6-1.

Jake Hersey with Karl Friberg were defeated by Mark Whitehouse & Marcus Willis in the quarter-final in Glasgow 6-4, 7-6(7).

Alexander Jhun & Elliott Farmer were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Simon Freund in the quarter-final in Glasgow 6-1, 6-4.

Mark Whitehouse & Marcus Willis were defeated by Evan Hoyt & Simon Freund in the semi-final in Glasgow 6-3, 6-1.

Evan Hoyt with Simon Freund were defeated by Szymon Walków & Jan Zieliński in the final in Glasgow 6-1, 6-1.

Freya Christie & Samantha Murray were defeated by Marie Benoit & Angelica Moratelli in the first round in Glasgow 6-3, 6-3.

Danielle Daly with Elizabeth Kapari Bagerbaseh were defeated by Arianne Hartono & Yuriko Miyazaki in the first round in Glasgow 6-2, 6-3.

Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls in the first round in Glasgow 6-3, 6-3.

Esther Adeshina & Maria Gutierrez Carrasco were defeated by Laura Ioana Paar & Julia Wachaczyk in the quarter-final in Glasgow 6-2, 6-2.

Jonathan Gray with Simon Beaupin were defeated by Guy Den HeijerGian Luca Tanner in the first round in Heraklion 6-1, 6-4.

Edward Hubner with Alexander Shevchenko were defeated by Valentin Guenther & Kal Wehnelt in the first round in Heraklion 6-0, 6-2.

Anna Popescu with Isabelle Haverlag were defeated by Alba Carrillo Marin & Angela Fita Boluda in the first round in Heraklion 7-6(3), 7-5.

Emilie Lindh with Lina Glushko were defeated by Tatiana Pieri & Dalila Spiteri in the quarter-final in Heraklion 1-6, 6-3, 10-4.

Emily Appleton with Ines Murta were defeated by Nuria Brancaccio & Olga Helmi in the semi-final in Heraklion 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.

Max Andrews with Jordan Chiu were defeated by Miguel Damas & Pol Fernandez in the first round in Spain 6-2, 7-5.

Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Miyu Kato & Kyoka Okamura in the first round in Japan 6-7(2), 6-4, 10-2.

Naiktha Bains with Jang Su-Jeong were defeated by Kanako Morisaki & Erika Sema in the semi-final in Australia 6-4, 6-1.

Next week Brits play in Dubai, Acapulco, Calgary, Columbus Sunderland, Greece, Portugal, Qatar, Germany, USA, France, Australia & Tunisia.

 

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