Harriet Dart entered the ITF event in Portugal and was the third seed. In the first round the Brit was against Harmony Tan. The Frenchwoman was no match for Dart, who dominated from the outset. The Brit lost only two games as she strolled through 6-1, 6-1.
The second round saw the Brit against Eva Vedder. The Dutchwoman found Dart too strong, as the Brit dominated and took the lead. The second set was a little bit closer but Vedder still struggled with the game of Dart. The third seed eased through into the next round 6-1, 6-2.
In the quarter-final Dart was against German Ella Seidel. This match was closer than the previous two as the German stayed with the Brit at the start of the first set. The Brit managed to break serve early and took the lead. The second set was closer as Seidel managed to stay with Dart. Eventually, the Brit broke serve and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
The semi-final saw the Brit against seventh seed Elena Gabrielle Ruse. The Romanian stayed toe to toe with Dart at the start, before the third seed broke serve to move ahead. The second set was more of the same, with Ruse fighting hard to stay with the Brit. However, Dart eventually broke serve and took the match 6-3, 6-4.
In the final Dart was against unseeded Czech Gabriela Knutson. The Brit and Knutson stayed close in the first set before the Czech secured the vital break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw Knutson dominate Dart, who struggled to stay in the match. Eventually, Knutson secured the win to lift the trophy 6-4, 6-1.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Eden Silva was defeated by Gabriela Knutson in the quarter-final in Quinta do Lago 6-2, 6-2.
Heather Watson was defeated by Arina Rodionova in the quarter-final in Quinta do Lago 7-5, 6-4.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Federico Coria in the quarter-final in Buenos Aires 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Gabriel Diallo in the first round in Bratislava 7-5, 6-1.
Liam Broady was defeated by Otto Virtanen in the first round in Bratislava 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2.
Billy Harris was defeated by Maxime Janvier in the quarter-final in Malaga 7-6(5), 6-3.
Charles Broom was defeated by Amaury Raynel in the second round in Rodez 6-7(1), 6-4, 6-4.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Marvin Moeller in the quarter-final in Rodez 6-3, 6-1.
Jack Molloy was defeated by Johannes Ingildsen in the first round in Tavira 6-1, 7-5.
Luke Simkiss was defeated by Valentin Royer in the second round in Tavira 6-2, 6-3.
John Horoz Garner was defeated by Manuel Sanchez in the first round in Zapopan 7-6(2), 6-4.
Giacomo Revelli was defeated by Villius Gaubas in the second round in Vigo 6-4, 6-4.
Ella McDonald was defeated by Maya Drozd in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Talia Neilson-Gatenby was defeated by Elena-Teodora Cadar in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-6(5), 6-1.
Kyle Edmund was defeated by Quentin Folliot in the first round in Doha 6-3, 6-3.
Abigail Amos was defeated by Naima Karamoko in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-1.
Yuriko Lily Miyazaki was defeated by Greet Minnen in the first round in Rouen 6-4, 6-4.
Jodie Burrage was defeated by Erika Andreeva in the quarter-final in Rouen 6-4, 6-2.
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