By Glenys Furness
- Cameron Norrie took the title without dropping a set
- Maia Lumsden claimed ladies title
- Norrie took the doubles crown too
ROEHAMPTON, UK – Cameron Norrie claimed the title at the second week of the British tour. The top seed did not drop a set en route. Maia Lumsden took the crown on the ladies side.
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Week two of the LTA British tour saw some of the big guns of British Tennis taking part. In the first round Cameron Norrie who was the top seed took on Ben Jones. Norrie had very little trouble dispatching Jones, who could do little despite throwing all he had at the British number three. Norrie closed out the match quickly, losing only one game 6-0,6-1.
The quarter-final saw Norrie up against Mason Recci. The top seed had a tougher match against Recci, who was staying toe to toe with Norrie in the first set. The top seed managed to get the break of serve and closed out the first set. In the second set Norrie stepped up a gear and barely put a foot wrong as he broke Recci to take the match 6-4,6-2.
In the semi-final Norrie was facing Aidan McHugh. The top seed broke early in the first set to move into the lead. This set the tempo for the rest of the match, as although McHugh tried to fight back it was Norrie that moved into the final 6-2, 6-4.
The final saw the top to seeds against each other, as Paul Jubb had made his way through the field. The Battle of the Brits compatriots faced off once more. Norrie blasted through the first set as Jubb struggled to hold serve. In the second set Jubb was finding his game and made more of a game of it, however, the top seed managed to break twice to take the match 6-1, 6-3.
Maia Lumsden – Ladies champion
In the first round Maia Lumsden the second seed, was against Emma Wilson. Lumsden secured the break early in the first set and didn’t look back to move ahead. The second seed dominated the second set as Wilson was unable to hold serve. Lumsden moved into the next round 6-3, 6-0.
The quarter-final saw the second seed against Jessica Dawson. Lumsden had a tougher match than the first round as Dawson fought hard. The match was toe-to-toe until the seed secured the break of serve and held on to take the lead. The second set was much the same, and once again it was Lumsden who got the vital break to move into the semi-final.
In the semi-final Lumsden was against Amelia Rajecki. The first set saw the players go toe to toe, and just like in the quarter-final it was Lumsden that secured the break. In the second set the second seed managed to break early and moved to the final 6-4,6-3.
The final saw the second seed against Alicia Dudeney. The seed did not get off to a great start as Dudeney broke serve and held on to take the lead. Lumsden fought back in the second set to level up the match and force a match tiebreak. Dudeney took an early lead in the tiebreak, however Lumsden fought back to bring it back level. Then the seed held serve and took the title 3-6, 6-4.11-9.
British Tour Week Two Round Up
Joshua Paris was defeated by Aidan McHugh in the first round 7-6, 4-6, 10-7.
Max Basing was defeated by Paul Jubb in the first round 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.
George Houghton was defeated by Anton Matusevic in the first round 6-4, 6-3.
Patrick Foley was defeated by Henry Patten in the first round 7-5, 6-2.
Charles Broom was defeated by Alastair Gray in the first round 6-4,6-3.
Jake Hersey was defeated by Mason Recci in the first round 6-1, 6-2.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Jack Pinnington Jones in the first round 6-0, 6-2.
Erin Richardson was defeated by Emily Arbuthnott in the first round 6-2, 6-4.
Holly Staff was defeated by Marni Banks in the first round 6-1, 6-2.
Anna Popescu was defeated by Jessica Dawson in the first round 6-3, 6-1.
Indiana Spink was defeated by Yuriko Miyazaki in the first round 6-0, 6-1.
Nadia Rawson was defeated by Alice Dudeney in the first round 5-7, 6-1, 10-8.
Grace Piper was defeated by Amelia Bissett in the first round 7-6, 6-3.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Amelia Rajecki in the first round 6-2, 6-1.
Henry Patten was defeated by Aiden McHugh in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-3.
Alastair Gray was defeated by Paul Jubb in the quarter-final 7-5, 6-2.
Jack Pennington Jones was defeated by Anton Matusevic in the quarter-final 6-3, 7-6(2).
Emily Arbuthnott was defeated by Marni Banks in the quarter-final 6-2, 4-6, 13-11.
Amelia Bissett was defeated by Amelia Rajecki in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-2.
Yuriko Miyazaki was defeated by Alicia Dudeney in the quarter-final 0-6, 6-2, 10-7.
Marni Banks was defeated by Alicia Dudeney in the semi-final 0-0 RET.
Anton Matusevic was defeated by Paul Jubb in the semi-final 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles Round Up
Once again, this was in the Fast4 Format. The placings were as follows
Cameron Norrie & Alastair Gray defeated Dom Inglot & Joe Salisbury 4-1, 4-3(4) to claim the title.
George Hougton & Henry Patten defeated Charles Broom & David Stevenson 4-2, 4-0 to finish third.
Vijay Sundar Prashanth & Divij Sharan defeated Jack Gibbens & Isaac Stoute 4-1, 4-1 to finish fifth.
Ben Jones & Joshua Paris defeated Sean Hodkin & Andrew Ponder 4-1, 4-2 to finish seventh.
Next week Brits play in Roehampton & Weybridge.
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