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Tennis | ATP Challenger & ITF Round Up | Ryan Peniston makes ITF Texas final

By Glenys Furness

  • Ryan Peniston made the ITF singles final in Texas
  • Brit didn’t drop a set en route to the final
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, USA – Ryan Peniston made the final of the ITF event, the Brit was the third seed. Peniston made the final without dropping a set.


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Brit of the Week

Ryan Peniston entered the ITF event in Fort Worth. The Brit was the third seed and in the first round drew Harrison Adams. Peniston and Adams went toe to toe in the first set, forcing a tiebreak. The seed edged the breaker. This spurred the Brit on, who didn’t lose another game to move into the next round in straight sets 7-6(6), 6-0.

In the second round the Brit was against Brian Cernoch. The American struggled in the first set, getting broken twice as Peniston marched on. In the second set Cernoch retired from the match, moving the seed into the quarter-final 6-2, 1-0 RET.

The quarter-final was a battle of the Brits as Peniston was up against Jacob Fearnley. The seed totally dominated both sets, Fearnley was unable to stay with Peniston. The third seed moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

In the semi-final the third seed was against the only other Brit left in the draw Liam Broady. Broady was the top seed, however, it was Peniston that played the better match. After breaking in the first set, Peniston dominated the next and moved into the final 6-4, 6-2.

The final saw Peniston against Jesper De Jong. The Dutchman was just too strong for the Brit. De Jong was barely troubled by the third seed and took the match in just over an hour. Despite the effort of Peniston it was the Dutchman who lifted the trophy 6-2, 6-0.


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Jonathan Gray was defeated by Liam Broady in the first round in Texas 6-0, 6-2.

Paul Jubb was defeated by Valentin Vacherot in the first round in Texas 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Lloyd Glasspool was defeated by Tadeas Paroulek in the first round in Texas 6-4, 6-3.

Luke Johnson was defeated by Martin Redlicki in the first round in Texas 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Nathan Ponwith in the first round in Texas 6-2, 6-3.

Alastair Gray was defeated by Jacob Fearnley in the second round in Texas 6-1, 1-0 RET.

Jack Draper was defeated by Nathan Ponwith in the second round in Texas 6-3, 6-4.

Emily Appleton was defeated by Lorraine Guillermo in the first round in Texas 6-3, 6-1.

Alicia Barnett was defeated by Leonie Kung in the first round in Texas 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Jodie Burrage was defeated by Marcela Zacarías in the second round in Texas 6-1, 6-2.

Katie Swan was defeated by Jamie Loeb in the semi-final in Texas 6-4, 7-6(3).

James Ward was defeated by Zdeněk Kolář in the first round in Brest 7-6(3), 6-2.

Jay Clarke was defeated by Hiroki Moriya in the third round in Traralgon 6-4, 6-4.

Brydan Klein was defeated by Sebastian Fanselow in the first round in Traralgon 6-4, 6-1.

Jan Choinski was defeated by Gianluca Mager in the second round in Hamburg 6-4, 6-4.

Jack Findel-Hawkins was defeated by Roberto Cid Subervi in the first round in USA 6-1, 6-2.

Alice Gillan was defeated by Chelsea Vanhoutte in the first round in Tunisia 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Julian Cash was defeated by Pablo Vivero Gonzalez in the second round in Egypt 6-3, 6-4.

Billy Harris was defeated by Julian Ocleppo in the quarter-final in Egypt 7-6(0), 4-6, 7-6(2).

Stuart Parker was defeated by Ljubomir Čelebić in the second round in Turkey 6-2, 6-4.

Gabriella Taylor was defeated by Daria Kruzhkova in the final in Turkey 6-0, 3-0 RET.

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Risa Ozaki in the first round in Australia 7-6(4), 6-4.

Tara Moore was defeated by Kimberley Zimmermann in the second round in Canada 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Samantha Murray was defeated by Robin Anderson in the semi-final in Canada 6-1, 6-1.

Emily Morton was defeated by Ekaterina Kazionova in the first round in Norway 6-0, 7-6(2).

Anna Popescu was defeated by Iveta Dapkute in the second round in Norway 7-5, 6-3.

Tiffany William was defeated by Julie Gervais in the quarter-final in Sweden 7-5, 6-1.

Next week Brits play in Paris, Playford, Eckental, Charlottesville, USA, Tunisia, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Turkey, France, Australia, Canada, Luxembourg, China & Italy.

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