By Glenys Furness
- Amelia Rajecki claims first ITF title
- Brit didn’t drop a set en route
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Amelia Rajecki entered the ITF event and was unseeded. The Brit claimed the title without dropping a set.
Brit of the Week
Amelia Rajecki entered the ITF event in Santo Domingo and was unseeded. In the first round the Brit drew American wildcard Taylor Marie Gales. The Brit dominated the match from the off, as the American struggled and was unable to hold serve. Rajecki moved into the second round without dropping a game 6-0, 6-0.
The second round saw the Brit against eighth seed Brittany Collens. Rajecki again dominated from the outset and didn’t drop a game in the first set. The second set saw the American hold serve once, before the Brit again kept her foot on the gas to move into the next round 6-0, 6-1.
In the quarter-final Rajecki was against the top seed Jessica Hinojosa Gomez. The Mexican stayed close to the Brit in the first set, but eventually the 20 year old broke serve to take the lead. In the second set Rajecki dominated the top seed and soon moved into the next round 6-3, 6-0.
The semi-final saw the Brit against third seed Bianca Jolie Fernandez. Rajecki was on fire and dominated the match. The first set saw the 20 year old lose only one game to take the set. The second set looked to be going the same way, when the Canadian was forced to withdraw meaning the Brit moved into the final 6-2, 2-1 (RET).
In the final Rajecki was against the fourth seed Victoria Hu. The seed stayed with the Brit at the start of the match, before the 20 year old managed to secure the vital break of serve and take the lead. The second set once again saw the Brit dominate. Rajecki claimed her first ITF level title 6-3, 6-1.
Challenger & ITF Round Up
Jay Clarke was defeated by Ryan Peniston in the first round in Andria 6-2, 6-1.
Stuart Parker was defeated by Michael Geerts in the first round in Andria 1-6, 6-3, 7-6.
Ryan Peniston was defeated by Marton Fucsovics in the second round in Andria 7-6, 6-7, 6-3.
Nicolas Phillbert was defeated by Alastair Gray in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-3.
Lucy Dawson was defeated by Liu Yanni in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-1.
Iman Khan was defeated by Vlada Mincheva in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-3.
Aryana Bartlett was defeated by Tsao Chia Yi in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 6-4.
Aleksandar Andic was defeated by Francisco Rocha in the second round in Monastir 6-0, 6-0.
Alastair Gray was defeated by Omni Kumar in the quarter-final in Monastir 4-0 (RET).
Ranah Akua Stoiber was defeated by Darja Semenistaja in the first round in Heraklion 6-2, 6-2.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Petra Hule in the second round in Traralgon 6-4, 6-4.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Omar Jasika in the quarter-final in Traralgon 7-6, 6-3.
Anthony Wright was defeated by Yan Bondarevskiy in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-1.
Billy Blaydes was defeated by Saba Purtseladze in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 7-5.
Talia Neilson Gatenby was defeated by Doga Turkman in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 6-7 (RET).
George Loffhagen was defeated by Sergio Redondo Pereira in the first round in Madrid 5-3 (RET).
William Jansen was defeated by Daniel Vallejo in the second round in Madrid 7-6, 6-4.
Georgina Hays was defeated by Diana Martynov in the first round in Lousada 6-2, 6-1.
Emma Wilson was defeated by Celia Cervino Ruiz in the first round in Lousada 6-2, 6-1.
Next Week Brits play in Maia, Tunisia, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal & Austria.
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