Charles Broom entered the ITF event in Canada and was the second seed. In the first round Broom was against Canadian Marko Stakusic. The Brit dominated the first set, as Stakusic was unable to hold serve. The second set was slightly closer, as the Canadian managed to find his game. Eventually, Broom broke serve and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-0, 6-3.
The second round saw Broom against Candian Wildcard Junghee You. The Brit dominated from the outset. You was unable to prevent the second seed from breaking serve in the first set to take the lead. The second set was more of the same as the Canadian was unable to get anything on the serve of the Brit. Broom moved into the next round in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
In the quarter-final Broom was against Dan Martin. The Candian had knocked out the sixth seed in the first round, so could have proved a challenge. However, the Brit dominated the first set, breaking more or less at will to take the lead. The second set was slightly closer, as Martin managed to hold serve. Eventually, Broom broke serve and took the win 6-2, 6-4.
The semi-final pitched Broom against fourth seed Strong Kirchheimer. The American stayed with the Brit in the first set before Broom managed to break serve to take the lead. The second set saw Broom dominate the fourth seed, who struggled on serve. The Brit took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
In the final Broom was against Tunisian top seed Aziz Dougaz. The top seed and Broom fought hard in the first set, before a tiebreak ensued. Dougaz edged through the breaker and took the lead. Broom re-grouped in the second set and broke Dougaz to level up the match. The final set saw the Brit dominate again and lift the title 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Ben Jones was defeated by Kiranpal Pannu in the first round in Saint-Augustin 6-3, 7-6(7).
Giles Hussey was defeated by Aidan Mayo in the quarter-final in Saint-Augustin 7-6(3), 7-6(7).
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Arthur Fery in the first round in Brest 6-2, 6-4.
Liam Broady was defeated by Zsombor Piros in the second round in Brest 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4).
Arthur Fery was defeated by Benjamin Bonzi in the quarter-final in Brest 6-3, 6-4.
Billy Harris was defeated by Lukas Klein in the semi-final in Ortisei 6-3, 7-6(5).
Felix Gill was defeated by Nerman Fatic in the first round in Santa Margherita di Pula 7-6(2), 4-1 (RET).
Tiffany William was defeated by Marina Stakusic in the first round in Toronto 6-0, 6-0.
Eden Silva was defeated by Marina Stakusic in the second round in Toronto 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Arina Rodionova in the second round in Toronto 6-4, 7-6(4).
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Tyler Stice in the first round in Norman 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Finn Murgett was defeated by Jeremy Jin in the second round in Tallahassee 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Emile Hudd was defeated by Patrick Maloney in the quarter-final in Tallahassee 7-6(8), 6-2.
James Connel was defeated by Felix Corwin in the semi-final in Tallahassee 6-4, 7-5.
Amelia Rajecki was defeated by Kayla Day in the second round in Tyler 6-1, 6-4.
Jay Clarke was defeated by Mohammed Safwat in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-6(4), 6-3.
Alexis Canter was defeated by Samuel Puskar in the first round in Al Zahra 6-3, 6-1.
Zach Stephens was defeated by Petr Nesterov in the second round in Al Zahra 6-3, 6-1.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Guy Den Ouden in the second round in Heraklion 3-0 (RET).
Summer Yardley was defeated by Silvia Ambrosio in the first round in Loule 6-1, 6-2.
Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Evialina Laskevich in the first round in Loule 6-4, 6-1.
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