ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: A ball kid holds tennis balls during the men's singles grand final between Lloyd Harris of South Africa and Andrey Rublev of Russia on day seven of the 2020 Adelaide International at Memorial Drive on January 18, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Ben Jones & Dan Little claim ITF Toulouse-Balma title
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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