By Glenys Furness

  • Tara Moore with Emina Bektas took the title in Redding
  • The Brit/American were the second seeds
REDDING, CALIFORNIA, USA- Tara Moore and Emina Bektas entered the ITF event and were the second seeds. The pair lifted the trophy without dropping a set.


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Tara Moore teamed up with Emina Bektas and entered the ITF event in Redding and were the second seeds. The Brit/American were up against Valentina Ivanov & Julia Rosenqvist in the first round. The Kiwi/Swede stayed with the seeds at first, however the Brit/American managed to secure the break of serve and move ahead. The second set saw the seeds continue their good form and Ivanov & Rosenqvist were unable to get back into the match. Moore & Bektas moved in the quarter-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

In the quarter-final the seeds were against American pair Brynn Boren & Alexa Glatch. Moore & Bektas claimed the break in the first set to move into the lead. Boren & Glatch re-grouped in the second set and managed to break the seeds to level the match. The ensuing match tiebreak was fairly tight but the seeds edged ahead to book a semi-final slot 6-4, 3-4, 10-7.

The semi-final saw Moore & Bektas against another all American pairing, Elysia Bolton & Jada Hart. The seeds were pushed hard in the first set, breaking right at the end to take the lead. The second set was easier for the Brit/American as Moore & Bektas broke early to seal the match in straight sets and move into the final 7-5, 6-3.

The final saw the Brit/American against the third seeds Catherine Harrison & Paige Hourigan. Moore & Bektas totally dominated the third seeds. Harrison & Hourigan could get nothing on the serve of the Brit/American, the second seeds lifted the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.


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Doubles Round Up

Scott Clayton & Evan Hoyt were defeated by Artem Dubrivnyy & Denis Yevseyev in the first round in Istanbul 6-4, 6-2.

Toby Martin with Gibril Diarra were defeated by Marco Bortolotti & Nicolo Turchetti in the semi-final in Italy 6-3, 6-3.

Jack Findel Hawkins with Julian Bradley defeated Juan Sebastián Gómez & Jorge Panta in the final in Mexico 7-6(2), 7-5.

Isaac Stoute with Aron Pierce were defeated by Taha Baadi & Eliot Spizzirri in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-3, 7-5.

Jack Gibbens with Emmett Ward were defeated by Juan Sebastián Gómez & Jorge Panta in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-1, 6-3.

Joshua Paris with William Grant were defeated by Alexander Cozbinov & Takuto Niki in the quarter-final in USA 6-7(6), 6-4, 10-1.

Alicia Barnett with Victoria Muntean were defeated by Freya Christie & Raluca Georgiana Serban in the first round in Israel 7-6(3), 3-6, 10-3.

Freya Christie with Raluca Georgiana Serban were defeated by Anastasia Gasanova & Valeriya Strakhova in the quarter-final in Israel 6-2, 7-6(11).

Isabelle Nunez with Aleksandra Evdokimova were defeated by Julia Lovqvist & Fanny Norin in the first round in Spain 6-3, 6-1.

Emilie Lindh with Olga Parres Azcoitia were defeated by Jessica Bouzas Maneiro & Alba Rey Garcia in the quarter-final in Spain 0-0 RET.

Anna Popescu with Nadia Echeverría Alam were defeated by Natalia Siedliska & Anna Ureke in the final in Tunisia 7-6(7), 1-6, 10-8.

Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Dalila Jakupović & Jessica Moore in the quarter-final in Nanchang 6-4, 6-3.

Eden Silva with Ankita Raina were defeated by Peng Shuai & Zhang Shuai in the quarter-final in Nanchang 6-2, 6-7(8), 10-3.

Next week Brits play in Metz, Seoul, Kaohsiung, Columbus, Glasgow, Biella, France, Italy, Australia, USA, Mexico, China, Finland, Roehampton, Spain & Tunisia.


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