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Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Amanda Carreras made final of ITF Platja D’Aro
PLATJA D’ARO, SPAIN – Amanda Carreras entered the ITF event and was the top seed, and made the final of the singles event.
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Amanda Carreras entered the ITF event in Spain and was the top seed. In the first round Carreras drew Russian Ekaterina Vishnevskaya. The seed was in total control and dominated the entire match. Carreras dropped only one game to move into the second round 6-0, 6-1.
The second round saw the seed against Eva Vedder. The Dutch player was a better match for the Brit, but Carreras was able to break serve and move ahead. This broke the spirit of Vedder who only managed to get two games on the board in the second set. The Brit moved into the quarter-final 6-4, 6-2.
In the quarter-final Carreras was up against fellow Brit Emily Appleton. The top seed managed to obtain the break of serve in the first set and moved ahead. Appleton just could not get back into the match, as the top seed dominated the second set. Carreras claimed a spot in the semi-final 6-4, 6-0.
The semi-final saw the Brit against Marta Custic. This was the closest match so far for the top seed. Carreras edged the first set by securing the break of serve. The Spaniard however, levelled up by claiming the second set breaking the Brit. The final set saw both Carreras & Custic go toe to toe and force a tiebreak. The Brit dominated the breaker to move into the final 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(3).
In the final the top seed was against unseeded Swiss Sebastianna Scillpoti. The 17 year old was the better player, breaking Carreras in each set. The Brit tried to fight back but the Swiss was just too strong and claimed the title 6-4, 6-4.
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