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Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Anna Brogan made the final of ITF Vigo

By Glenys Furness

  • Anna Brogan made final in Vigo
  • Defeated second seed along the way
VIGO, SPAIN – Anna Brogan entered the ITF event and was unseeded. The Brit defeated the eighth, fourth and second seeds on the way to the final.


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Brit of the Week

Anna Brogan entered the ITF event. The Brit was drawn against the eighth seed Olga Helmi in the first round. The first set saw Brogan dominated by Helmi, the Brit only one game. The second set saw Brogan re-group and fight hard. The Brit stayed with Helmi and eventually broke serve to level up the match. The final set was much like the second set, with Brogan breaking to take the match 1-6, 7-5, 7-5.

The second round saw Brogan against Sowjanya Bavisetti. The Indian stayed with the Brit at the start of the set. However, Brogan managed to secure the break of serve and take the lead. The second set followed the same pattern as the first, with the Brit securing the win in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

In the quarter-final the Brit was against the fourth seed Jessica Bouzas Maneiro. Brogan got off to the better start and broke the Spaniard to take the lead. The seed re-grouped in the second set and dominated the Brit to level up the match. In the final set Brogan once again managed to get on top of the seed and book a spot in the next round 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

The semi-final saw the Brit against the second seed Nefisa Berberovic. Brogan and the seed stayed close at the start, before the Brit secured the vital break of serve to move into the lead. The second set followed a similar pattern with Brogan once again breaking Berberovic to move into the next round 6-3, 6-3.

In the final Brogan was against the top seed Antonia Ruzic. The Croatian dominated the match from the outset. No matter what the Brit tried, she was unable to stay with Ruzic. The top seed eased through to lift the title in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

Challenger & ITF Round Up

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Hiroki Moriya in the first round in Granby 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Henry Patten was defeated by Aidan Mayo in the second round in Granby 6-2, 6-2.

Billy Harris was defeated by Alibek Kachmazov in the first round in Nonthaburi 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.

Alastair Gray was defeated by Nam Hoang Ly in the quarter-final in Nonthaburi 6-4, 7-5.

Jan Choinski was defeated by Nicolas Alvarez in the second round in Banja Luka 1-6, 6-1, 5-2 (RET).

Emilie Lindh was defeated by Matilde Paoletti in the second round in Verbier 6-4, 6-3.

Luc Koenig was defeated by Mo Yecong in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-3.

Alisha Reayer was defeated by Maria Fernanda Martinez Hernandez in the first round in Cancun 6-0, 6-2.

Aryana Barlett was defeated by Shatoo Mohamad in the first round in Cancun 6-4, 7-6(5).

Blu Baker was defeated by Ignacio Buse in the second round in Cancun 6-2, 6-3.

Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Jessica Pieri in the first round in Oldenzaal 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-4.

Next Week Brits play in New York, Roehampton, Mallorca, Nonthaburi, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenia, Holland, Tunisia, Czech Republic & Austria.