Alastair Gray & Ryan Storrie claim the title in France
Brits defeated top seeds en route
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, FRANCE – Alastair Gray & Ryan Storrie claimed the title. The pair defeated the top seeds en route to the trophy
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Alastair Gray and Ryan Storrie teamed up for the doubles event in France. In the first round the Brits were against Kenny De Schepper & Allan Deschamps. The French pair got off to the better start, breaking the Brits to take the lead. However, Gray & Storrie were not going away, the Brits re-grouped in the second set. Breaking the serve of De Schepper & Deschamps to level up the match. In the match tiebreak Gray & Storrie sailed through and into the quarter-final 4-6, 6-3, 10-4.
The quarter-final saw Gray & Storrie against the top seeds Hsu Yu-Hsiou & Benjamin Lock. The Brits continued their great form, and broke the serve of the top seeds. Yu-Hsiou & Lock were unable to get back on terms. Gray & Storrie moved into the semi-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
In the semi-final the Brits were drawn against Robin Bertrand & Erik Crepaldi. The French/Italian pair were unable to take to the court and withdrew. Gray & Storrie moved into the final without having to hit a ball in anger. The Brits were in the final 0-0 (RET).
The final saw the Brits against Clement Chidekh & Luca Sanchez. The French pair secured a break of serve against Gray & Storrie to take the lead. The Brits re-grouped and broke the serve of Chidekh & Sanchez to level up the match. In the final match tiebreak the Brits kept it tight and edged the victory 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
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