Jan Choinski
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Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Choinski made semi-final of Cherbourg Challenger

By Glenys Furness

  • Jan Choinski made the semi-final in Cherbourg
  • Took out the fourth seed en route
CHERBOURG, FRANCE – Jan Choinski entered the ATP Challenger event and was unseeded. The Brit made the semi-final before being defeated by the sixth seed who went on to lift the trophy.


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Jan Choinski entered the Challenger event in Cherbourg and was unseeded. The Brit drew qualifier Denis Yevseyev in he first round. The Kazakh stayed with Choinski at the start of the first set, before eventually the Brit secured the break of serve and took the lead. The second set was much easier for the Brit. Choinski dominated Yevseyev and move swiftly into the second round 6-3, 6-2.

The second round saw the Brit against the fourth seed Hugo Grenier. The Frenchman, although higher ranked, struggled with the game of Choinski. The Brit dominated from the start. Choinski barely put a foot wrong as he moved quickly to take the first set. The second set was even better from the Brit. Grenier just couldn’t get into the game at all and was soon on the wrong end of a straight set match. Choinski moved into the next round 6-2, 6-1.

In the quarter-final Choinski was against Gabriel Debru. This proved to be a tougher match for the Brit as the Frenchman stayed with him. The first set saw both players fight hard for the break, and it was the Frenchman that struck first. Choinski re-grouped in the second set though, and managed to break serve and level up the match. In the final set, once again it was the Brit who secured the vital break of serve to move into the semi-final 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The semi-final saw Choinski against the sixth seed Giulio Zeppieri. The Italian secured the vital break of serve in the first set to get ahead. The Brit however, was not going away quietly, and in the second set managed to break the serve of Zeppieri to level up the match. The final set once again saw the seed break serve and move into the final 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.



Challenger & ITF Round Up

Ryan Peniston was defeated by Sumit Nagal in the first round in Chennai 6-4, 6-4.

Jay Clarke was defeated by Sumit Nagal in the quarter-final in Chennai 6-1, 6-4.

Billy Harris was defeated by Henrique Rocha in the quarter-final in Vila Real De Santo Antonio 6-2, 7-6(2).

Yuriko Lily Miyazaki was defeated by Mona Barthel in the first round in Altenkirchen 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

Emily Appleton was defeated by Clara Tauson in the first round in Altenkirchen 6-3, 6-4.

Next week Brits play in Rio, Doha, Monterrey, Banguluru, Rovereto, Rome, Portugal, Tunisia, Dubai, France, Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Spain & Welwyn Garden City.