NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates in action against Harriet Dart of Great Britain during Day 3 of the Viking Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 07, 2021 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Emma Raducanu makes quarter-final in Landisville

By Glenys Furness

  • Emma Raducanu made the quarter-final in Landisville
  • Defeated sixth seed in first round
LANDISVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA – Emma Raducanu entered the ITF event and made it through qualifying to the main draw. The Brit defeated sixth seed in the first round, before being defeated in the quarter-final.


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Brit of the Week

Emma Raducanu entered the ITF event in Landisville. The Brit had to come through qualifying to make the main draw. Raducanu drew the sixth seed Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round. The Belgian stayed toe to toe with the Brit in the first set and forced a tiebreak. Raducanu edged the breaker to take the lead. In the second set Raducanu dominated to break serve and move into the second round 7-6(4), 6-2.

In the second round the Brit was against Ekatrine Gorgodze. The Georgian got off to the better start, and broke the serve of Raducanu. The Brit was unable to break back and the Georgian took the lead. However, the Brit re-grouped in the second set, dominating Gorgodze. Raducanu didn’t lose a game in the set. The final set again saw the Brit dominate with the Georgian struggling on serve. The Brit moved into the quarter-final 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.

The quarter-final saw Raducanu against the third seed Nuria Parrizas-Dias. The Brit was 3-1 up in the set before the Spaniard managed to fight back. Unfortunately, with the Parrizas-Dias taking the lead, heat exhaustion got the better of the Brit and she had to retire from the match 3-4.

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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Jay Clarke was defeated by Felipe Meligeni Alves in the third round in San Marino 0-0 (RET).

Luke Johnson was defeated by Szymon Kielan in the first round in Gdyna 6-1, 7-6(5).

George Loffhagen was defeated by Alejo Lorenzo Lingua Lavallen in the first round in Gdyna 6-3, 6-2.

Arthur Fery was defeated by Alexis Canter in the first round in Gdyna 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Alexis Canter was defeated by Fabian Marozsan in the second round in Gdyna 6-4, 6-2.

Jack Pinnington-Jones was defeated by Pawel Clas in the second round in Gdyna 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

Toby Martin was defeated by Gheorghe Claudiu Schintele in the second round in Curtea De Arges 6-3, 7-5.

Louis Allen was defeated by Bogdan Ionut Apostol in the second round in Curtea De Arges 6-2, 6-3.

Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Raveena Kingsley in the second round in Monastir 6-1, 6-1.

Katie Swan was defeated by Guiomar Maristany Zuleta De Reales in the first round in San Bartolome De Tirajana 6-3, 6-3.

Next week Brits play in Cincinnati, Verona, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Holland, Austria, Slovakia, Tunisia & Spain.


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