By Glenys Furness
- Arthur Fery & Emma Raducanu didn’t drop a set
- Fery defeated top two seeds en route
ROEHAMPTON, UK – Arthur Fery & Emma Raducanu claimed the titles in the two day event. Fery was unseeded and took out the top two seeds to en route.
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Arthur Fery was unseeded at the British Tour Masters event, the youngster rounded off the play on the first day on court 2. Fery was against Michael Shaw and dominated the first set. Barely troubled Fery lost only one game in the set. The second set was a little bit closer, but Shaw was unable to break the serve and get back into the match. Fery won in straight sets and moved into the next round 6-1, 6-3.
The semi-final pitched Fery against the top seed Anton Matusevich. The top seed fought hard in the first set, and managed to stay toe to toe with Fery at the start. However, the 18 year old was not letting the rankings get in the way and broke Matusevich to take the lead. In the second set Fery again broke serve and the top seed could not get back on terms. Fery moved into the final 6-4, 6-3.
In the final Fery was against second seed Luke Johnson. The youngster once again found his opponent staying with him, but eventually Fery broke through and took the lead. Johnson as the second seed tried to regroup, however could not and it was Fery that dominated the set to claim the title 6-4, 6-1.
On the ladies side of the draw Emma Raducanu was the top seed. Her first round opponent was Grace Piper. Raducanu had very little trouble dispatching Piper as the top seed dominated in both sets. No matter what Piper tried she was unable to get into the match. The top seed progressed through 6-2, 6-1.
The semi-final had Raducanu against Sonay Kartal. This was the first match scheduled on the final day. Unfortunately, Kartal was unable to take to the court for the match, so handed a walkover to the top seed. Raducanu made the final 0-0 (RET).
The final saw the top seed against Marni Banks who had defeated the second seed in the other semi-final. The first set was all one way traffic as the top seed dominated Banks, breaking at will. The second set was much closer as Banks found her game and stayed with Raducanu. Ultimately, the top seed secured the break of serve required and took the title 6-1, 6-4.
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British Tour Masters Round Up
Alicia Barnett defeated Katherine Barnes in the first round 6-3, 6-1.
Marni Banks defeated Emma Wilson in the first round 6-3, 7-6(7).
Sonay Kartal defeated Nadia Rawson in the first round 6-2, 6-1.
Luke Johnson defeated Sean Hodkin in the first round 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-5.
Jonathan Gray defeated Joseph Newman-Billington in the first round 6-3, 6-3.
Anton Matusevich defeated Daniel Little in the first round 6-2, 6-4.
Marni Banks defeated Alicia Barnett in the semi-final 6-3, 6-2.
Luke Johnson defeated Jonathan Gray in the semi-final 6-3, 6-4.
Paul Jubb was defeated by Nerman Fatic in the quarter-final in Antalya 7-6(5), 7-5.
Billy Harris was defeated by Cezar Cretu in the second round in Antalya 6-3, 6-3.
Next Week Brits play in Roehampton & Antalya
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