Tara Moore in the Aegon Open, WTA Nottingham 2017
Tara Moore in the Aegon Open, WTA Nottingham 2017 | (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Doubles & ITF Round Up | Tara Moore claims doubles title in ITF Rome USA

  • Tara Moore & Emina Bektas claimed the title in Georgia, USA
  • Defeated the second seeds en route
ROME & GEORGIA, USA – Tara Moore & Emina Bektas teamed up and entered the ITF event, the unseeded pair went on to claim the title.


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Tara Moore and American Emina Bektas entered the ITF W60 event and were unseeded. Their first round opponents were the second seeds Robin Anderson & Erin Routliffe. The American/Kiwi pair were on paper the better and should take the match. However, Moore & Bektas had not read the script.

In the first set, the Brit/American pairing took the game to the second seeds. Moore & Bektas soon had the break required and moved into the lead. The second set was much the same, with Anders & Routliffe trying to get back on terms. The Brit/American however, were not to be denied and secured the win 6-3, 6-4.

The quarter final was set to be Moore & Bektas against María Camila Osorio Serrano & Ana Sofía Sánchez. The Colombian/Mexican pairing did not take to the court and therefore handed the victory to the Brit/American pairing 0-0(RET).

In the semi-final Moore & Bektas were against the only other Brit in the doubles draw Katie Swan. Swan was playing with Despina Papamichail. The Brit/American pairing secured a break in the first set, which Swan & Papamichail were unable to recover from. The second set saw Moore & Bektas dominate the Brit/Greek pairing and took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

The final saw the Brit/American pair Olga Govortsova & Jovana Jović. The Belarussian/Serbian pair got off to the better start, breaking Moore & Bektas right at the end of the first set to take the lead. However, Moore & Bektas fought back and dominated the second set to level the match. The ensuing match tiebreak was very tight, however, it was the Brit/American pairing that edged the win 5-7, 6-2, 10-8.


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Other results Round Up

Katie Swan was defeated by Usue Maitane Arconada in the first round in Rome 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Tara Moore was defeated by Robin Montgomery in the first round in Rome 6-3, 6-0.

Matilda Mutavdzic was defeated by Valentina Ryser in the first round in Manacor 6-3, 6-1.

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