By Glenys Furness

  • Arthur Fery knocked out top seed in the first round
  • Grace Piper took the title on the WTA side
ROEHAMPTON, LONDON, UK – Arthur Fery and Grace Piper take the British Tour titles in Week 3. Fery’s second title at the event.

 

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Week 3 of the British tour took a slightly different format. Firstly held over only the two days instead of the four. Arthur Fery was up against the top seed Jack Draper in the first round. Draper as the top seed was favourite to win, however Fery was not intimated. The week one winner secured the break needed in the first set and Draper could not break back. In the second set, the top seed tried to get back into the match, but Fery had other ideas and broke Draper to seal the match 6-4, 6-3.

In the quarter-final Fery was against Isaac Stoute. Stoute was unable to get anywhere near Fery who was on a roll and quickly dispatched the opponent losing only two games in the whole match. Stoute was not able to put up much of a fight and it was Fery that moved into the semi-final 6-1, 6-1.

The semi-final pitched Fery up against Finn Bass. The first set was fairly close as Bass fought hard to take the game to Fery. Bass was unable to break Fery who was in fantastic form. Taking the match to Bass the week one champion broke early and took the lead. In the second set the fight had gone out of Bass as Fery stepped up through the gears and lost only one game, moving into the final 6-3, 6-1.

In the final Fery was against Jonathan Gray. The week one winner dominated the first set, breaking Gray at will. In the second set Gray fought back and repaid the favour by dominating and levelling up the match. In the final set tiebreak Fery edged ahead and took the title 6-2,2-6,10-6.

 

Grace Piper wins Ladies title

In the first round Grace Piper was against Oriana Parkins-Godwin. The top seed wasted little time breaking Parkins-Godwin to take the lead. The second set saw Piper totally dominate the opponent, the top seed didn’t lose any games to move into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-0.

The quarter-final saw Piper against Hannah Smith. The top seed continued her good form from the previous round and totally dominated Smith. Piper didn’t need very long to dispatch Smith and moved into the semi-final 6-2,6-0.

In the semi-final the top seed was against Olivia Rook. Piper once against dominated the first set, with Rook unable to prevent the top seed from breaking. The second set was much the same as Piper again broke Rook, although Rook tried to fight back, the top seed took the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

The final saw Piper against Emma Wilson. The top seed took the lead in the first set by breaking Wilson. The unseeded player fought back, breaking Piper and levelling up the match. The final set tiebreak was very close and very tight. Piper managed to sneak ahead and go on to take the title 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.

 

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British Tour Round Up

Patrick Foley was defeated by Isaac Stoute in the first round 5-7, 6-2, 10-1.

Toby Martin was defeated by Jake Hersey in the first round 7-6 (RET).

Brandon Murphy was defeated by Finn Bass in the first round 7-6, 5-7, 10-3.

Harry Meehan was defeated by Simon Carr in the first round 6-1, 6-3.

Jack Gibbens was defeated by Joe Tyler in the first round 7-6, 6-2.

Daniel Little was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the first round 4-6, 6-4, 10-5.

George Hougthon was defeated by Marcus Walters in the first round 4-6, 7-5, 12-10.

Lauren Bishop was defeated by Indianna Spink in the first round 6-7, 6-1, 12-10.

Rhona Cook was defeated by Michelle Dzjachangirova in the first round 6-4, 6-0.

Arabella Moen was defeated by Esther Adeshina in the first round 6-2, 6-2.

Indianna Rojana was defeated by Emma Wilson in the first round 6-0, 6-1.

Chloe Elliott was defeated by Hannah Smith in the first round 6-4, 6-2.

Sally Pethybridge was defeated by Eleanor Nobbs in the first round 6-2, 6-3.

Annabel Davis was defeated by Olivia Rook in the first round 5-7, 6-3, 10-5.

Joe Tyler was defeated by Simon Carr in the quarter-final 6-1, 6-2.

Jake Hersey was defeated by Finn Bass in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-3.

Marcus Walters was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the quarter-final 7-6, 6-4.

Eleanor Nobbs was defeated by Olivia Rook in the quarter-final 3-6, 6-2, 10-4.

Indianna Spink was defeated by Michelle Dzjachangirova in the quarter-final 3-6, 6-4, 10-7.

Esther Adeshina was defeated by Emma Wilson in the quarter-final 6-1, 6-0.

Simon Carr was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the semi-final 3-6, 3-2 (RET).

Michelle Dzjachangirova was defeated by Emma Wilson in the semi-final 6-2, 6-4.

Next week Brits play in Roehampton and Weybridge.

 

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