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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