By Glenys Furness
- Luke Johnson with Jan Zieliński claimed the doubles title in Greece
- Brit/Pole were top seeds
- Only dropped one set en route
HERAKLION, CRETE, GREECE – Luke Johnson and Jan Zieliński teamed up for the ITF doubles event and were the top seeds. The Brit/Pole only lost one set en route to the trophy.
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Luke Johnson teamed up with Jan Zieliński and were the top seeds in Heraklion. In the first round the top seeds were up against the all British pairing of Anton Matusevich & Morgan Phillips. The top seeds dominated both sets, with Matusevich & Phillips struggling to get anything on serve. Johnson and Zieliński were in control and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.
The quarter-final saw the top seeds against Markos Kalovelonis & Sergis Kyratzis. The Greek/Cypriot pair were totally dominated in the first set as Johnson and Zieliński easily took the first set. The second was a little closer as the Brit/Pole managed one break of serve to move into the semi-final in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
In the semi-final the top seeds were up against Alexander Erler & Lenny Hampel. The Austrians stayed close with the Brit/Pole in the first set, however it was the seeds that secured the break and moved ahead. In the second set Johnson & Zieliński again fought hard and secured the one break needed to move into the final 6-3, 6-4.
The final had the top seeds against Adrian Bodmer & Jonas Trinker. The Swiss/Austrian pair got the jump on the Brit/Pole and dominated the first set. Johnson & Zieliński re-grouped and took control in the second set to level up the match. In the match tiebreak it was the top seeds that edged ahead to take the win 1-6, 6-2, 12-10.
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Doubles Round Up
Billy Harris with Thomas Fancutt were defeated by Aidan McHugh & Vasil Kirkov in the first round in Heraklion 6-3, 6-1.
Toby Martin with Filippo Moroni were defeated by Alexander Erler & Lenny Hampel in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-7(2), 6-0, 10-7.
Jonathan Binding with Peter Bothwell were defeated by Adrian Bodmer & Jonas Trinkler in the quarter-final in Heraklion 7-6(0), 6-4.
Aidan McHugh with Vasil Kirkov were defeated by Adrian Bodmer & Jonas Tinkler in the semi-final in Heraklion 6-1, 7-6(7).
Ali Collins with Oana Gavrila were defeated by Lexie Stevens & Draginja Vukovic in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-4, 3-6, 12-10.
Brydan Klein with Gonçalo Oliveira were defeated by Arjun Kadhe & Enrique López Pérez in the first round in Kobe 0-0 RET.
Scott Clayton with Evan Furness were defeated by Maxence Beauge & Benjamin Pietri in the first round in France 6-3, 7-5.
Mason Recci with Athanassios Manekas were defeated by Naoki Tajima & Kristjan Tamm in the first round in Tunisia 7-6(3), 6-2.
Alexis Canter with Hamidreza Nadaf were defeated by Benjamin Lock & Courtney Lock in the first round in Mozambique 6-1, 7-6(2).
Patrick Foley with Michael-John Every were defeated by Dennis Uspensky & Jose Vidal Azorin in the quarter-final in Mozambique 6-4, 6-0.
Arthur Fery with Emilien Voisin were defeated by Francisco Cabral & Goncalo Falcoa in the semi-final in Spain 7-5, 5-7, 10-6.
Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Lee Pei-Chi & Ana Mihaila in the final in Egypt 6-2, 6-4.
Anna Popescu with Isabelle Haverlag defeated Maria Masini & Anastasia Piangerelli in the final in Italy 6-1, 6-1.
Next week Brits play in Pune, Champaign, Helsinki, Ortesi, Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Tunisia, Mozambique, France, India, Thailand, Belarus, Egypt & Turkey.
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