Felix Gill in the 2020 Australian Open Junior Boys first round
Felix Gill in the 2020 Australian Open Junior Boys first round | (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Felix Gill made the final of ITF Santa Margherita di Pula

By Glenys Furness

  • Felix Gill made the final in Italy
  • Jack Pinnington-Jones made the semi-final
  • Only the top seed defeated both
SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, SARDINIA, ITALY – Felix Gill entered the ITF event and was the eighth seed. The Brit made the final without dropping a set.

 

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Felix Gill entered the ITF event in Italy and was the eighth seed. In the first round the Brit drew Leonardo Catani. The Italian qualifier tested Gill, as the Brit needed to battle to break serve. Gill secured the break of serve needed in the first set and took the lead. In the second set Catani tried to fight back, and made Gill work for the break before the Brit secured it and moved into the next round 6-3, 6-4.

The second round saw Gill against Mu Tao. The Chinese stayed with the Brit in the first set, before Gill managed to secure the break of serve and move into the lead. The second set was much easier for Gill who dominated and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

In the quarter-final Gill was against second seed Louis Wessels. The German was no match for the Brit who contintued his good form from the previous match. Gill took the first set by breaking early and Wessels could not get back into the set. The second set saw Gill dominate and move into the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

The semi-final saw Gill against Francesco Maestrelli. The Brit dominated the first set, as the Italian struggled to hold serve. The second set was closer, as Maestrelli started to fight back. However, Gill managed to secure the break of serve and moved into the final 6-1, 6-4.

In the final Gill was against the top seed Laurent Lokoli. The first set was very tight, as Gill stayed toe to toe with the Frenchman. However, Lokoli managed to break serve right at the end of the set and took the lead. The second set saw Gill try and get back into the match, but again the Frenchman broke serve and took the title 7-5, 6-3.

 

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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Toby Martin was defeated by Louis Wessels in the first round in Santa Margherita Di Pula 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Jack Pinnington-Jones was defeated by Laurent Lokoli in the semi-final in Santa Margherita Di Pula 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3).

Jay Clarke was defeated by Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves in the second round in San Luis Potosi 6-4, 6-0.

Kristina Paskauskas was defeated by Yasmine Mansouri in the second round in Monastir 7-6(3), 6-4.

Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Kamilla Bartone in the second round in Calvi 1-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Guiomar Maristany Zuleta de Reales in the first round in Oeiras 6-4, 7-6(1).

Next Week Brits play in Barcelona, Belgrade, Aguascalientes, Split, Nottingham, Italy, USA, Stuttgart, Switzerland & Tunisia.

 

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