By Glenys Furness
- Mark Whitehouse & Jonathan Binding made the final in Holland
- The Brits were third seeds
OLDENZAAL, NETHERLANDS – Mark Whitehouse & Jonathan Binding made the final of the ITF event. The Brits were third seeds and were only defeated by the top seeds.
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Mark Whitehouse & Jonathan Binding entered the ITF event in The Netherlands. The Brits were the third seeds. In the first round they drew Nicolas Uryson & Damien Wenger. The Brits dominated the first set, losing only one game. The second set saw the Argentine/Swiss pair break the Brits to level up the match. In the match tiebreak the Brits edged ahead to take the win 6-1, 3-6, 10-8.
In the quarter-final the Brits were against Dutch pair Daniel De Jong & Guy Den Ouden. The home team pair broke the Brits in the first set to take the lead. However, the Brits re-grouped in the second and levelled up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the Brits edged ahead to book a spot in the next round 3-6, 6-4, 10-7.
The semi-final saw the Brits against second seeds Ryan Nijboer & Sidane Pontjodikromo. The Brits broke the Dutch pair in the first set to take the lead. The second set saw the Brits dominate the second seeds, who tried everything they could to get back on terms. Whitehouse & Binding moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-2.
In the final the Brits were against top seeds Constantin Schmitz & Petros Tsitsipas. The German/Greek pair fought hard in the first set and forced a breaker. The top seeds got ahead in the tiebreak and took the lead. The second set saw the top seeds break Whitehouse & Binding to lift the title 7-6(4), 6-4.
Doubles Round Up
Emily Appleton with Isabelle Haverlag were defeated by Emily Arbuthnott & Marine Partaud in the quarter-final in Oldenzaal 6-3, 6-4.
Charles Broom & Giles Hussey were defeated by Constantin Schmitz & Petros Tsitsipas in the quarter-final in Oldenzaal 0-0 (RET).
Emily Arbuthnott & Marine Partaud were defeated by Kanako Morisaki & Erika Sema in the semi-final in Oldenzaal 7-5, 6-2.
Dan Evans & Neal Skupski were defeated by Hubert Hurkacz & Jannik Sinner in the first round in Cincinnati 6-3, 3-6, 10-3.
Cameron Norrie with Alex De Minaur were defeated by Marcel Granollers & Horacio Zeballos in the quarter-final in Cincinnati 6-3, 6-4.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Fabio Fognini & Marcelo Arevalo-Gonzalez in the quarter-final in Cincinnati 6-4, 7-6(5).
Samantha Murray Sharan with Kimberley Zimmermann were defeated by Beatrice Gumulya & Aldila Sutjiadi in the first round in Chicago 6-3, 6-0.
Harriet Dart with Caroline Dolehide were defeated by Kristina Mladenovic & Clara Burel in the first round in Chicago 6-1, 6-2.
Jonny O’Mara & Lloyd Glasspool were defeated by Alessandro Motti & Malek Jaziri in the first round in Verona 6-2, 6-2.
Tom Hands & Harry Wendelken were defeated by Kamil Gajewski & Jasza Szajrych in the first round in Lodz 6-4, 6-3.
Max Basing & Yujiro Onuma were defeated by Filip Bergevi & Markus Eriksson in the quarter-final in Lodz 6-1, 6-1.
Toby Martin with Luis Faria were defeated by Vladimir Filip & Dragos Nicolae Madaras in the first round in Bacau 6-3, 6-3.
Freya Christie with Yuriko Lily Miyazaki were defeated by Maria Lourdes Carle & Julieta Lara Estable in the semi-final in San Barolome De Tirajana 6-3, 6-4.
Emilie Lindh with Amy Zhu were defeated by Alba Carrillo Marin & Justina Mikulskyte in the semi-final in Ourense 6-2, 6-1.
Alicia Barnett with Laura Pigossi were defeated by Lee Ya-Hsuan & Ekaterina Yashina in the semi-final in Ourense 6-0, 6-3.
Next Week Brits play at Chelsea, Flushing Meadows, Barletta, Prague, Italy, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Tunisia, Cleveland, Chicago & Czech Republic.
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