Jacob Fearnley entered the ITF event in Columbus, Ohio. The Brit had to come through qualifying to make the main draw. In the first round Fearnley was against sixth seed and fellow Brit Johannus Monday. The seed dominated the first set and took the lead. The second set saw the qualifier re-group and break serve to level up the match. In the final set, neither player was giving an inch and the set went to a tiebreak. In the breaker the qualifier eased through to book a spot in the next round 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(3).
The second round the Brit was against wildcard Evan Sharygin. The American stayed with the Brit in the first set, before Fearnley secured the vital break of serve and took the lead. The second set was much easier for the qualifier as the Brit eased through to make the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
In the quarter-final the Brit was against top seed Radu Mihai Papoe. The Romanian found the Brit too strong in the first set as Fearnley dominated and took the lead. The second set was much closer and looked to be heading to a tiebreak. However, the Brit broke serve right at the end of the set and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-2, 7-5.
The semi-final saw Fearnley against third seed Shunsuke Mitsui. The Brit dominated the first set, as the Japanese struggled to find his game. The qualifier eased ahead. The second set saw the seed re-group and break serve to level up the match. The final set once again saw the Brit dominate and move into the final 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
In the final the Brit was against the second seed Learner Tien. All the previous matches seemed to catch up with Fearnley, as the qualifier was clearly struggling. The American won the first games easily and then Fearnley had to withdraw from the match handing the title to Tien 2-0 (RET).
Harriet Dart entered the ITF event in Takasaki, Japan and was unseeded. The Brit drew Carol Zhao in the first round. Dart dominated the match from the outset. The Canadian was unable to get into the match and found the Brit far too strong. Dart moved into the next round in straight sets 6-2,6-2.
The second round saw the Brit against wildcard Haruka Kaji. The Japanese player stayed close to the Brit in the first round, before Dart secured the vital break of serve to move ahead. The second set was more of the same as Kaji stayed with the Brit at first. Then Dart secured the break of serve and moved into the next round 6-4, 6-3.
In the quarter-final the Brit was against Kyoka Okamura. The Japanese qualifier got the better start and broke serve to take the lead. The second set saw Dart break the serve of Okamura and levelled up the match. The final set saw the Brit dominate and not lose a single game to move into the next round 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
The semi-final saw Dart against another qualifier, this time Chinese player Wei Sija. The qualifier got the better start and broke serve to take the lead. The second set saw the Brit dominate and levelled up the match. The final set was also dominated by Dart and the Brit moved into the final 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
In the final the Brit was against fifth seed Yuan Yue. The first set was very close and looked to be heading to a tiebreak. However, Dart managed to break serve and take the lead. The second set was more of the same, with neither player able to get ahead at the start. Eventually, the fifth seed broke serve and levelled up the match. The final set was dominated by the seed who broke at will. Yue took the match 5-7, 7-5, 6-0.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Finn Murgett was defeated by Adam Neff in the second round in Columbus, Ohio 6-3, 6-4.
Jan Choinski was defeated by Brandon Nakashima in the first round in Danderyd 6-4, 6-2.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Maximilian Marterer in the second round in Danderyd 6-3, 6-0.
Giles Hussey was defeated by Thai-Son Kwiatkowski in the first round in Drummondville 7-6(4), 0-6, 7-5.
Toby Samuel was defeated by Joao Sousa in the first round in Drummondville 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Charles Broom was defeated by Aziz Dougaz in the second round in Drummondville 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by James Duckworth in the quarter-final in Drummondville 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Patrick Kypson in the first round in Champaign 6-1, 7-6(5).
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Sebastian Fanselow in the first round in Champaign 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Sebastian Fanselow was defeated by Alex Michelsen in the second round in Champaign 6-3, 6-2.
Paul Jubb was defeated by Michael Geerts in the second round in Vale do Lobo 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5).
Kyle Edmund was defeated by Jaime Faria in the second round in Vale do Lobo 6-3, 6-3.
Emilie Lindh Gallagher was defeated by Gao Xinyu in the quarter-final in Funchal 7-6(3), 2-1 (RET).
Jay Clarke was defeated by Alexander Weis in the semi-final in Antalya 6-4, 6-1.
Phoenix Weir was defeated by Gian Marco Moroni in the first round in Monastir M25 6-3, 6-3.
Toby Martin was defeated by Gian Marco Moroni in the quarter-final in Monastir M25 6-2, 6-2.
Lucia Cassidy was defeated by Sara Lanka in the first round in Monastir W15 6-3, 7-5.
James Davis was defeated by Ofek Shimanov in the first round in Heraklion 6-2, 1-0 (RET).
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Arthur Gea in the second round in Heraklion 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Alex Knaff in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-2, 6-4.
Felix Gill was defeated by Diego Augusto Barreto Sanchez in the first round in Valencia 6-2, 6-5 (RET).
Sarah Tatu was defeated by Mina Hodzic in the semi-final in Nules 7-6(1), 1-6, 6-3.
Giacomo Revelli was defeated by Filippo Speziali in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-4.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Melany Solange Krywoj in the second round in Santo Domingo 6-1(RET).
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