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Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Ben Jones & Dan Little claim ITF Toulouse-Balma title

By Glenys Furness

  • Ben Jones & Dan Little claimed title in France
  • Brits were third seeds
  • Dropped one set en route
TOULOUSE-BALMA, FRANCE – Ben Jones & Dan Little teamed up and were seeded third in France. The pair took the title.


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Ben Jones & Dan Little teamed up and entered the ITF event in Toulouse. The Brits were the third seeds. In the first round Jones & Little were drawan against Adan Freire Da Silva & Matt Ponchet. Jones & Little were tested in the first set, however, the seeds soon broke serve and took the lead. The second set saw the Brits dominate Freire Da Silva & Ponchet. The French pair struggled on serve and barely held serve. Jones & Litte moved into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

The quarter-final saw the Brits against Ying Hou & Sizya Ernest Kivanda. The seeds dominated the other Brits, as Hou & Kivanda struggled to hold serve. The seeds had little trouble with thier compatriots, as Jones & Little steamed through the match. The seeds moved through into the semi-final in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.

In the semi-final the third seeds were against the top seeds Arthur Bouquier & Martin Breysach. The Frenchmen got off to the better start, breaking Jones & Little to take the lead. However, the Brits fought back in the second set securing their own break of serve to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the Brits edged ahead and booked a spot in the final 3-6, 6-4, 10-7.

The final saw the Brits against the second seeds Theo Arribage & Luca Sanchez. Jones & Little fought hard in the first set, and just as it looked to be heading to a tiebreak, the Brits secured the break of serve and took the lead. The second set saw the French stay with the Brits again. However, the Brits broke earlier and managed to hold on to take the title 7-5, 6-4.


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Doubles Round Up

Jamie Murray with Bruno Soares were defeated by Maximo Gonzalez & Federico Delbonis in the first round in Miami 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-8.

Lloyd Glasspool with Michael Venus were defeated by Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram in the first round in Miami 7-5. 6-4.

Anton Matusevich & Joshua Paris were defeated by Fabio Coelho & Goncalo Falcao in the semi-final in Quinta Do Lago 6-4, 7-5.

Jack Pinnington Jones with Bruno Kuzuhara were defeated by Abraham Asaba & Guy Orly Iradukunda in the first round in Calabasas 6-1, 6-3.

Adam Jones & Toby Martin were defeated by Eleftherios Neos & Semen Pankin in the first round in Calabasas 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-2.

Mark Whitehouse with Eero Vasa were defeated by Abraham Asaba & Guy Orly Iradukunda in the quarter-final in Calabasas 6-2, 3-6, 10-7.

Charles Broom & Henry Patten were defeated by Nam JiSung & Song MinkYu in the final in Calabasas 6-3, 7-6(4).

Blu Baker with Nicolas Mejia were defeated by Grigoriy Lomakin & Oleg Prihodko in the first round in Medellin 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Billy Harris with Koray Kirci were defeated by Ivan Gakhov & Ivan Liutarevich in the semi-final in Antalya 6-4, 6-3.

Oscar Weightman with Omni Kumar were defeated by Michal Mikula & Aziz Ouakaa in the first round in Monastir 6-7(4), 6-4, 14-12.

Danielle Daly with Izabelle Persson were defeated by Miho Kuramochi & Yao Xinxin in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 6-0.

Mattias Southcombe with Gabriele Bosio were defeated by Wissam Abderrahman & Jarno Jans in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-4, 6-0.

Kristina Paskauskas with Lee Eun Ji were defeated by Yasmine Mansouri & Nina Radovanovic in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-3, 6-4.

Eliz Maloney with Andre Lukosiute defeated Lu Jing-Jing & Wang Meiling in the final in Monastir 0-0 (RET).

Julian Cash with Robert Strombachs were defeated by Rishab Agarwal & Enzo Wallart in the quarter-final in New Dehli 6-7(4), 6-3, 11-9.

Ali Habib with Adrian Arcon were defeated by Marco Brugnerotto & Lorenzo Rottoli in the first round in Sharm-El-Shiekh 6-3, 6-3.

Scott Duncan with Dominik Kellovsky were defeated by Carlos Lopez Montagud & Benjamin Winter Lopez in the quarter-final in Palmanova 2-6, 7-6(0), 10-7.

Naiktha Bains with Mihaela Buzarnescu were defeated by Han Na-Lae & Jang Sujeong in the first round in Canberra 6-0, 6-1.

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