By Glenys Furness

  • Charles Broom claimed the title in the final week of the British Tour
  • Grace Piper lost in the final to Yuriko Miyazaki
ROEHAMPTON, UK – Charles Broom claimed the ATP title in the final week of the British Tour. Grace Piper made the final of the WTA side, before losing out to the top seed.

 

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Week four was the final week of the British Tour. Reverting back to the format of the first two weeks, the event was held over four days. Charles Broom faced the fourth seed Joshua Paris in the first round. The seed was no match for Broom, who broke early in the first set and held on to take the lead. In the second set Paris could not stay with Broom who dominated the set and progressed to the next round 6-3, 6-2.

The quarter-final saw Broom up against Daniel Little. This match was a little tougher for Broom, however, he was able to secure the break of serve required in each set. Little was unable to break back and so it was Broom that progressed to the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

In the semi-final Broom was against the top seed Lloyd Glasspool. Broom was on a roll and all set to take the match to Glasspool. However, the top seed withdrew from the match handing Broom the spot in the final without a ball being hit. Broom effectively had a day off and moved into the final 0-0 (RET).

The final pitted Broom against Henry Patten. The first set was very tight, with both players not giving an inch. Ultimately the first set went to a tiebreak. Broom secured the lead and was unstoppable. The second set saw Broom dominate Patten losing only one game to lift the final week title 7-6, 6-1.

 

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Ladies Event

In the first round Grace Piper was drawn against Charlotte Russell. Piper barely broke a sweat and dominated the entire match. Russell tried to get with the game of Piper, but was unable to. Piper lost only two games in the entire match to move into the quarter-final 6-0, 6-2.

The quarter-final saw Piper against the second seed Victoria Allen. Piper was still on a roll from the first round and once again dominated the match. Breaking easily and quickly in the first set saw Piper in the lead. Allen, although the seeded player, could do nothing against the game of Piper and only won two games. Piper moved into the semi-final 6-2, 6-0.

In the semi-final Piper was against Emma Wilson. This was a tough match for Piper with the first set going to a tiebreak. Wilson dominated the tiebreak to take the lead. Piper re-grouped in the second set and dominated the game to level up and force a match tiebreak. In the tiebreak Piper once again took control and barely put a foot wrong to take the victory 6-7(3), 6-2, 10-3.

The final saw Piper against the top seed Yuriko Miyazaki. The Japanese player was in complete control during the match. Piper was unable to match the play of the top seed and was totally dominated. The Brit did manage to secure some games in the second set, but ultimately lost 6-0, 6-2 ending a great week.

 

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British Tour Round Up

Alexander Jhung was defeated by Sean Hodkin in the first round 6-3 (RET).

David Fox was defeated by Barnaby Smith in the first round 6-7(1), 6-4, 10-3.

Jake Hersey was defeated by Henry Patten in the first round 6-1, 6-4.

Max Basing was defeated by Aidan McHugh in the first round 6-1, 6-1.

Toby Samuel was defeated by Daniel Little in the first round 6-1, 7-5.

George Houghton was defeated by Vijay Sundar Prashanth in the first round 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Isaac Stoute was defeated by Lloyd Glasspool in the first round 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.

Anna Popescu was defeated by Emma Wilson in the first round 6-4, 7-6(5).

Sally Pethybridge was defeated by Katherine Barnes in the first round 7-5, 6-2.

Jessica Dawson was defeated by Victoria Allen in the first round 6-4, 6-2.

Indianna Spink was defeated by Amelia Rajecki in the first round 6-1, 6-4.

Arabella Moen was defeated by Yuriko Miyazaki in the first round 6-3, 6-0.

Andre Lukosioute was defeated by Holly Staff in the first round 7-5, 7-6(9).

Danielle Daly was defeated by Annali Olivelle in the first round 6-1, 6-1.

Vijay Sundar Prashanth was defeated by Lloyd Glasspool in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-3.

Sean Hodkin was defeated by Barnaby Smith in the quarter-final 6-4, 6-4.

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Henry Patten in the quarter-final 7-5, 7-5.

Katherine Barnes was defeated by Emma Wilson in the quarter-final 6-2, 6-1.

Annali Olivelle was defeated by Yuriko Miyazaki in the quarter-final 6-0, 6-0.

Amelia Rajecki was defeated by Holly Staff in the quarter-final 6-4, 1-6, 10-5.

Barnaby Smith was defeated by Henry Patten in the semi-final 4-6, 7-6(6), 12-10.

Holly Staff was defeated by Yuriko Miyazaki in the semi-final 6-2, 6-2.

 

Doubles Round Up

Vijay Sundar Prashanth & Divij Sharan defeated Ryan Peniston & David Stevenson 4-2, 4-1 to win the title.

Emily Appleton with Yuriko Miyazaki defeated Indianna Spink & Holly Staff 4-1, 4-3(5) to win the title.

Lily Hutchins & Sofia Johnson defeated Tiana Fox & Lilian Mould 4-2, 4-2 to claim third place.

George Houghton & Henry Patten defeated Finn Murgett & James Story 4-1, 4-3(3) to claim third place.

Michael Shaw & Barnaby Smith defeated Ben Jones & Daniel Little 0-4, 4-1, 10-7 to claim fifth place.

Gabby Chidwick & Sarah Wray defeated Amelia Rajecki & Charlotte Russell 4-1, 1-4, 10-4 to claim fifth place.

Max Basing & Toby Samuel defeated Jack Gibbens & Isaac Stoute 4-2, 4-1 to claim seventh place.

Rhona Cook & Arabella Moen defeated Annabel Davis & Sally Pethybridge 4-3(6), 4-3(3) to claim seventh place.

Next week Brits play in Weybridge & London.

 

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