By Glenys Furness
- Luca Pow took the title in J200 Santo Domingo
- Brit dropped only one set
- Pow was the top seed
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Luca Pow entered the ITF event and was the top seed. The Brit secured the title dropping only one set.
Brit of the Week
Luca Pow entered the ITF event in Santo Domingo and was the top seed. The 18 year old drew American Luca Benaibbouche in the first round. The Brit dominated the match from the outset. The American struggled to hold serve and Pow moved quickly into the next round 6-2, 6-1.
The second round saw the Brit against Andres Delgadillo. The Mexican was outplayed by Pow from the start. The top seed broke at will in the first set as Delgadillo struggled. The second set was a little better for the Mexican who managed to hold serve a couple of times, but the top seed eased through to the next round 6-0, 6-2.
In the third round the Brit was against 13th seed Nikola Djosic. The Swiss stayed with Pow at the start of the set. Eventually, the top seed broke serve and took the lead. The second set was much closer, as Pow and Djosic stayed toe to toe, and a tiebreak ensued. The Brit dominated the tiebreak and moved into the next round 6-3, 7-6(2).
The quarter-final saw the Brit against American Andrew Delgado. The Brit and American stayed toe to toe at the start, before Pow broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw the American re-group and break serve to level up the match. The final set saw Pow fight back, and break serve to take the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
In the semi-final Pow was against Yubel Ubri. The Brit overpowered the American and broke serve in the first set to take the lead. The second set was more of the same as Ubri tried to fight back, but Pow broke serve again to take the match 6-3, 6-3.
The final saw Pow against third seed and fellow Brit Charlie Robertson. The top seed broke early in the first set to take the lead. Robertson re-grouped in the second set and stayed with Pow. Eventually, just as it looked like a tiebrak was on the cards, the top seed broke and took the title 6-3, 7-5.
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Challenger & ITF Round Up
Luca Bluett was defeated by Samuel Heredia in the first round in Santo Domingo 6-1, 6-4.
Billy Harris was defeated by Adria Soriano Barrera in the second round in Portimao 2-6, 5-3, 6-4.
Aidan McHugh was defeated by Akira Santillan in the semi final in Portimao 6-2, 6-7(7), 7-6(2).
Jan Choinski was defeated by Alex Barrena in the second round in Anapoima 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
Francesca Jones was defeated by Joanne Zuger in the second round in Anapoima 6-2, 6-1.
Alisha Reayer was defeated by Rosa Vicens Mas in the first round in Palmanova 7-5, 6-2.
Felix Gill was defeated by Alejandro Melero Kretzer in the second round in Palmanova 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4.
Ben Jones was defeated by Henri Squire in the first round in Montreal 6-4, 6-4.
Joe Tyler was defeated by AJ Catanzariti in the first round in Montreal 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Alfredo Perez in the first round in Montreal 6-3, 7-6(6).
James Davis was defeated by Strong Kirchheimer in the second round in Montreal 6-1, 6-3.
Jack Pinnington Jones was defeated by Yuta Shimizu in the first round in Bakersfield 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Blu Baker was defeated by Gage Brymer in the first round in Bakersfield 7-6(3), 6-4.
Adam Jones was defeated by Christian Langmo in the quarter final in Bakersfield 6-4, 6-3.
Charles Broom was defeated by Neil Oberleitner in the first round in Trimbach 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(5).
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Daniel Masur in the first round in Trimbach 6-4, 6-1.
Dan Little was defeated by Maxence Beauge in the first round in Poitiers 7-6(5), 7-6(5).
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Mikalai Haliak in the second round in Poitiers 7-6(6), 7-6(5).
Abigail Amos was defeated by Aurora Zantedeschi in the second round in Monastir 6-2, 7-6(2).
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Destanee Alava in the first round in Canberra 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Maia Lumsden was defeated by Sofya Lansere in the first round in Ricany 6-2, 6-2.
Emma Wilson was defeated by Polina Iatcenko in the second round in Sharm El Sheikh 6-1, 6-1.
Next week Brits play in Miami, Biel, Zadar, Les Franquesses del Valles, St Brieuc, Columbia, Spain, USA, India, France, Egypt, Greece, Tunisia, Australia & Slovenia.
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