POITIERS, FRANCE – George Loffhagen entered qualifying at the ITF event and made his way through to the main draw and into the final. The Brit was only stopped by the fourth seed in a very close match.
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Brit of the Week
George Loffhagen entered the qualifying in Poitiers. The Brit made his way through to the main draw and in the first round drew third seed Gijs Brouwer. The Dutch player stayed with Loffhagen in the first set, and it looked to be heading to a tiebreak. However, the Brit managed to get the break of serve required to move into the lead. The second set was a little easier for the Brit who got the necessary break and moved into the next round in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
The second round saw the Brit against Benjamin Pietri. The Frenchman was no match for Loffhagen in the first set, as the Brit dominated. Pietri started to play better in the second, however the Brit still managed to secure the vital break of serve. Loffhagen moved into the quarter-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
In the quarter-final the Brit took on Kenny De Schepper. The Dutchman tried to stay with Loffhagen, but the Brit was on fire and refused to lose. The Brit secured the vital break of serve in each set, and regardless of what De Schepper tried, Loffhagen moved into the semi-final 6-4, 6-4.
The semi-final saw the Brit against Jaimee Floyd Angele. The Brit was totally dominating the first set, when the Frenchman was forced to withdraw from the match. Loffhagen had battled through qualification and was now in the final of the event 4-2 (RET).
In the final Loffhagen was against the fourth seed Lucas Poullain. The Frenchman dominated the first set, as the Brit struggled to hold serve. The second set saw the roles reversed, as Loffhagen dominated the play and Poullain was struggling. The final set, unfortunately, saw Poullain regroup and once again dominate to claim the title 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Giacomo Revelli was defeated by Yuta Shimizu in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Ali Habib was defeated by Ben Jones in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Alicia Barnett was defeated by Yuriko Lily Miyazaki in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-1.
Ben Jones was defeated by Marek Gengel in the second round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3.
Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Dalila Spiteri in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-4.
Louis Allen was defeated by Alexander Kotzen in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-1.
Next Week Brits play in Miami, Lugano, Egypt, India, Tunisia & Argentina.
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