- Arthur Fery claims the title in week 5 of the British Tour
- Amelia Bissett claimed the runner up trophy in the WTA event.
ROEHAMPTON, UK – The LTA British Tour returned for a second swing as tennis is still slowly trying to return. Arthur Fery defeated the top seed in the final to claim the win. Amelia Bissett was defeated by the top seed in the WTA final ending a good week.
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With the main tour in New York for the Western & Southern Open the lower tiers have not yet fully returned. The LTA brought the British Tour back for a second swing of three weeks. In the ATP side of the event Arthur Fery was the fourth seed and in the first round was drawn against Jack Pinnington-Jones. The unseeded player got off to the best start dominating the game and Fery could not get back on terms. In the second set, however, the seed re-grouped and managed to break the serve of Pinnington-Jones to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the fourth seed broke early and stayed ahead to move into the next round 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.
The quarter-final saw Fery against Jack Gibbens. This match was very easy for the fourth seed as Fery totally dominated in both sets. Gibbens was unable to stay with the seed and no matter what Gibbens tried he was unable to break. Fery moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
In the semi-final the fourth seed was up against Jake Hersey. Fery and Hersey went toe to toe in both sets, and ultimately tiebreaks followed. It was in the breaker that the seed showed his experience, completely taking control to move into the final 7-6(2), 7-6(2).
The final pitted Fery against the top seed Jonathan Gray. In the first set it was the fourth seed who dominated proceedings, as Gray was unable to take the match to Fery. The second set was closer, however it was the fourth seed Fery who secured the breakthrough right at the end to take the match 6-2, 7-5.
Amelia Bissett entered the British Tour week five courtesy of a wildcard and was the fifth seed. In the first round Bissett was drawn against Megan Carmichael who entered as an alternate. Bissett had little trouble dispatching Carmichael and dominated the whole match to move into the quarter-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
In the quarter-final the fifth seed was against Sofia Johnson. Bissett struggled in the first set as Johnson secured the break of serve to take the set. However, in the next set the fifth seed fought back and levelled up the match by dominating the set. Johnson was unable to hold serve and lost the set with a bagel. The final set was a match tiebreak and it was the seed that pushed through to take the win 3-6, 6-0, 10-5.
The semi-final saw Bissett against Emma Wilson, who had taken out the second seed in the previous round. The fifth seed dominated the first set as Wilson could not stay with Bissett. In the second set, although slightly closer it was the seed who broke through to book a spot in the final 6-2, 6-3.
In the final Bissett was against the top seed Lily Miyazaki. The Japanese player was too strong for the fifth seed and dominated the whole match. Bissett tried but was unable to do anything about the game of the top seed and struggled to hold serve in the first set. The fifth seed was outplayed in the second and did not get a game on the board as Miyazaki secured the win 6-2, 6-0.
British Tour Round Up
Eleanor Nobbs was defeated by Annabel Davis in the first round 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.
Lillian Mould was defeated by Grace Piper in the first round 6-2, 6-4.
Annali Olivelle was defeated by Arabella Moen in the first round 6-2, 0-6, 10-6.
Gabby Chidwick was defeated by Sofia Johnson in the first round 3-6, 6-0, 10-5.
Sally Pethybridge was defeated by Emma Wilson in the first round 6-3, 6-2.
Katherine Barnes was defeated by Tanysha Dissanayake in the first round 6-1, 6-2.
Alexander Jhun was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the first round 7-6(3), 6-0.
Adam Jones was defeated by Brandon Murphy in the first round 6-2, 6-3.
Isaac Stoute was defeated by Sean Hodkin in the first round 6-3, 6-7(6), 14-12.
Felix Gill was defeated by Dan Little in the first round 6-2, 6-3.
Patrick Foley was defeated by Jack Gibbens in the first round 7-6(3), 6-4.
George Houghton was defeated by Jake Hersey in the first round 6-4, 4-6, 14-12.
Brandon Murphy was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the quarter-final 2-6, 7-5, 10-4.
Annabel Davis was defeated by Lily Miyazaki in the quarter-final 6-0, 6-0.
Arabella Moen was defeated by Grace Piper in the quarter-final 3-0 (RET).
Tanysha Dissanayake was defeated by Emma Wilson in the quarter-final 7-5, 6-1.
Grace Piper was defeated by Lily Miyazaki in the quarter-final 5-4 (RET).
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Dan Little in the quarter-final 6-1, 6-3.
David Fox was defeated by Jake Hersey in the quarter-final 7-6(2), 7-6(2).
Dan Little was defeated by Jonathan Gray in the semi-final 7-5, 4-6, 12-10.
Other Results Round Up
Amanda Carreras was defeated by Clara Tauson in the semi-final in Portugal 6-3, 6-4.
Jay Clarke was defeated by Sumit Nagal in the third round in Prague 6-3, 5-7, 4-1 (RET).
Next week Brits play in New York (Cincinnati), Roehampton, Prague & Trieste.
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