LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Paul Jubb celebrates victory during Day One of Week Two of the British Tour at The National Tennis Centre on July 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Challenger & ITF Round Up | Paul Jubb claims title in ITF Harlingen

By Glenys Furness

  • Paul Jubb claims title in Texas
  • Brit dropped only one set en route
  • Jubb was top seed
HARLINGEN, TEXAS, USA – Paul Jubb entered the ITF event and was the top seed. The Brit didn’t drop a set until the final.


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Paul Jubb entered the ITF event in Texas and was the top seed. In the first round the Brit was against American Toby D.Boyer. The top seed and American stayed toe to toe, until right at the end of the first set. Jubb secured the vital break of serve and moved into the lead. In the second set Jubb dominated the American breaking at will and moved into the second round 7-5, 6-1.

The second round saw the Brit against Ronan Joncour. The Frenchman was no match for Jubb in the first set as the Brit dominated and moved ahead. The second set was a little closer as Joncour managed to stay with the Brit. Ultimately though, Jubb secured the break of serve to move into the second round 6-2, 6-4.

In the quarter-final the Brit was against seventh seed Gerardo Lopez Villasenor. The Mexican proved to be the toughest opponent to date. Jubb and Lopez Villasenor stayed toe to toe forcing a tiebreak. In the breaker it was the top seed that secured the break to move into the lead. The second set was also very close. Once again, a tiebreak looked to be on the cards. However, Jubb made the vital break of serve and moved into the semi-final 7-6(4), 7-5.

The semi-final saw the Brit against fourth seed Christian Langmo. The American stayed with Jubb in the first set and looked to be heading for a tiebreak. However, the top seed managed to secure the vital break of serve to take the lead. This seemed to break the spirit of Langmo. The top seed dominated the second set and moved into the final 7-5, 6-1.

In the final Jubb was against Romanian Gabi Adrian Boitan. The Brit dominated the first set to take the lead. However, the Romanian re-grouped and dominated the second set to level up the match. The final set proved to be a battle as Boitan broke the Brit to lead the set. However, Jubb broke straight back and then broke again to take the title 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.


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Challenger & ITF Round Up

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Yuta Kikuchi in the first round in Harlingen 6-3, 6-0.

Luke Johnson was defeated by Matias Franco Descotte in the first round in Harlingen 7-6(4), 6-4.

Liam Broady was defeated by Maximilian Marterer in the second round in Bratislava 6-4, 7-6(6).

Jack Draper was defeated by Oscar Otte in the semi-final in Ortisei 7-6(3), 6-4.

Stuart Parker was defeated by Yshai Oliel in the second round in Afula 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-3.

Alastair Gray was defeated by Francesco Maestrelli in the final in Heraklion 6-0, 3-6, 7-5.

Jonathan Gray was defeated by Alex Marti Pujoiras in the first round in Benicarlo 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5).

Alexis Canter was defeated by Philip Sekulic in the second round in Indore 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

Toby Martin was defeated by Dragos Nicolae Madaras in the quarter-final in Antalya 6-1, 6-1.

Dan Little was defeated by Marek Gengel in the semi-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-5, 6-4.

Holly Hutchinson was defeated by Bojana Klincov in the second round in Solarino 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

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