Jack Pinnington Jones in the Boys Singles of 2021 Roland Garros, Paris, France
Jack Pinnington Jones in the Boys Singles of 2021 Roland Garros, Paris, France | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Jack Pinnington Jones claims ITF Santa Margherita Di Pula title

By Glenys Furness

  • Jack Pinnington Jones lifted the trophy in Italy
  • Didn’t drop a set en route
  • Defeated three seeds along the way
SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, ITALY – Jack Pinnington Jones made the final in Sardina without dropping a set. The Brit took out three seeded players en route.


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Jack Pinnington Jones entered the ITF event in Sardinia and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit drew the fourth seed Harold Mayot. The Brit pushed the seed player hard in both sets. Fortunately, Pinnington Jones was able to break the Frenchman in both sets and took the match in straight sets 7-5, 7-5.

The second round saw the Brit against Biagio Gramaticopolo. The Italian was out played by Pinnington Jones who dominated the first set. The Brit breezed through the first set without dropping a game. The second set saw Gramaticopolo play better and hold serve. However, Pinnington Jones still managed to take the set easily and move into the next round 6-0, 6-2.

In the quarter-final the Brit was against the fifth seed Alexander Weis. Pinnington Jones again dominated the match. The first set saw the Brit break serve as Weis struggled to get anything on the game of Pinnington Jones, the Brit soon had the lead. The second set was all one way traffic, as Pinnington Jones dominated and broke at will. The Brit moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.

The semi-final saw the Brit against sixth seed Carlos Lopez Montagud. The Spaniard was more of a match for Pinnington Jones who had to work hard to break serve in the first set. The seed couldn’t break back and the Brit was ahead. The second set was even closer as the Spaniard stayed toe to toe with Pinnington Jones. A tiebreak ensued. It was the Brit that edged through the breaker to book a spot in the final 6-4, 7-6(4).

In the final the Brit was against Giorgio Tabacco. The Italian made life difficult for the Brit in the first set, staying toe to toe with Pinnington-Jones. However, the Brit eventually managed to secure the vital break of serve and move into the lead. The second set was much easier for Pinnington-Jones who dominated and eased through the set to lift his first ITF title at the M25 level 7-5, 6-2.


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Liam Broady was defeated by Corentin Moutet in the first round in Aix-En-Provence 6-4, 6-3.

Ryan Peniston was defeated by Thomas Fabbiano in the second round in Prague 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

Harriet Dart was defeated by Julia Middendorf in the first round in Wiesbaden 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Katie Swan was defeated by Oksana Selekhmeteva in the second round in Weisbaden 6-1 (RET).

Tara Moore was defeated by Katie Volynets in the first round in Bonita Springs 6-1, 6-0.

Yuriko Lily Miyazaki was defeated by Julia Grabher in the first round in Koper 7-5, 6-2.

Jodie Burrage was defeated by Kathinka von Deichmann in the second round in Koper 6-7(10), 6-3, 6-2.

Amanda Carreras was defeated by Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers in the first round in Tossa de Mar 6-1, 6-4.

Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Mei Yamaguchi in the second round in Tossa De Mar 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(4).

Anna Brogan was defeated by Polina Kudermetova in the first round in Monastir 1-6, 6-0, 6-1.

Emilie Lindh was defeated by Ayumi Koshiishi in the first round in Monastir 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

Next Week Brits play in Rome, Bordeaux, Zagreb, Coquimbo, Nottingham, Italy, Greece, Paris, Spain, France, Croatia, Sweden & Tunisia.


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