Giles Hussey entered the ITF event in Hungary and was the second seed. In the first round, the Brit drew German Niklas Schell. The Brit and German stayed close in the first set before Hussey broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw the seed get the upper hand on Schell, breaking quickly to secure the lead and moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
The second round saw Hussey against qualifier Lior Goldenberg. The Israeli was dominated by the Brit in the first set, as Goldenberg struggled to hold serve. The second set was closer as the Israeli found their game. However, Hussey managed to secure the break of serve and move into the next round 6-1, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Hussey was against fifth seed Zura Tkemaladze. The Brit dominated the Georgian in the first set, as Tkemaladze was unable to hold serve. The second set was much closer as the Georgian managed to find their game. Once again though, the Brit was able to make the vital break through and moved into the next round 6-0, 6-4.
The semi-final saw the second seed against fellow Brit Hamish Stewart. The first set was close, as both players stayed toe to toe. Eventually, though, Hussey made the breakthrough and took the lead. The second set was dominated by the seed, who managed to break more or less at will and eased through into the final 6-4, 6-2.
In the final the Brit was against fourth seed Gabriel Decamps. The Brazilian dominated Hussey in the first set to take the lead. The second set saw the Brit re-group and break Decamps to level the match. The final set saw Hussey keep up the pressure and break the Brazilian. Decamps was unable to pull back and Hussey lifted the trophy 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Finn Murgett was defeated by Ryan Storrie in the first round in Budapest 6-3, 7-6(3).
Matthew Summers was defeated by Nikolay Nedelchev in the second round in Budapest 6-1, 6-4.
Ryan Storrie was defeated by Matyas Fuele in the second round in Budapest 7-6(5), 6-3.
Johannus Monday was defeated by Marco Trungelliti in the first round in Mallorca 6-4, 6-4.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Mark Lajal in the second round in Mallorca 6-3, 6-3.
Joe Leather was defeated by Pierre Delage in the first round in Idanha-a-Nova 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-3.
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Johannes Ingildsen in the second round in Idanha-a-Nova 7-5, 6-0.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Remy Bertola in the final in Sion 6-2, 7-5.
Anthony Wright was defeated by Mohamed Safwat in the first round in Jablonec nad Nisou 7-5, 6-0.
Sonay Kartal was defeated by Luca Udvardy in the second round in Prague 6-2, 7-5.
Emilie Lindh was defeated by Olga Helmi in the second round in Valladolid 7-6(4), 6-4.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Alexandra Bozovic in the second round in Valladolid 6-2, 6-4.
Amarni Banks was defeated by Tian Fangran in the quarter-final in Valladolid 6-3, 0-6, 6-0.
Abigail Amos was defeated by Arabella Koller in the first round in Baku 6-1, 6-2.
Danielle Daley was defeated by Anouck Vrancken Peeters in the quarter-final in Baku 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-5.
Next week Brits play in Flushing Meadows, Cassis, Istanbul, France, Portugal, Tunisia, Hungary, Spain & Japan.
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