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Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Brady & Weightman take title in ITF Ajaccio

By Glenys Furness

  • Patrick Brady & Oscar Weightman claim title in France
  • Brits defeated second seeds en route
AJACCIO, CORSICA, FRANCE – Patrick Brady & Oscar Weightman entered the ITF event and were unseeded. The Brits lifted the title, defeating the second seeds en route.


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Patrick Brady & Oscar Weightman entered the ITF event and were unseeded. In the first round, the Brits were against Italians Filippo Giovannini & Umberto Maria Giovannini. Brady & Weightman dominated the first set as the Italians struggled to stay with the Brits. The second set was a little bit closer, as the Italians managed to stay with Brady & Weightman at the start. Eventually, the Brits broke serve and moved into the next round 6-2, 6-4.

The quarter-final saw the Brits against fourth seeds Robin Bertrand & Eliakim Coulibaly. The French/Ivorian pair had eased through their first round match, so this would have been a great challenge for the Brits. However, Bertrand & Coulibaly were unable to take to the court, and so handed the win to Brady & Weightman 0-0 (RET).

In the semi-final the Brits were against the second seeds Antoine Hoang & Lillian Marmousez. The first set was very close, as neither pair gave an inch. Hoang & Marmousez forced a tiebreak with Brady & Weightman. The seeds edged through to take the lead. Brady & Weightman re-grouped in the second and managed to break the seeds to level the match. The final set was a match tiebreak and the Brits eased through to book a spot in the final 6-7(5), 6-4, 10-3.

The final saw the Brits against unseeded French pair Guillaume Dalmasso & Pierre Antoine Tailleu. Brady & Weightman had the upper hand in the first set, breaking the Frenchmen to take the lead. The Frenchmen re-grouped in the second and broke the Brits to level the match. The final match tiebreak was close. Eventually, Brady & Weightman edged through to take the win and the trophy 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.



Doubles Round Up

Anton Matusevich & Francesco Paschetto were defeated by Stefano Napolitano & Giorgio Tabacco in the quarter-final in Biella 6-4, 6-1.

Giacomo Revelli with Rudy Quan were defeated by Ryan Seggerman & Patrik Trhac in the first round in Lakewood 6-4, 6-4.

Kai Cowcher & Kai Van-Roon Collins were defeated by Kris Van Wyk & Stefan Vujic in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-1.

Abigail Amos with Arabella Koller were defeated by Salma Drugdova & Katarina Kuzmova in the semi-final in Monastir 6-0, 4-6, 10-5.

Sarah Beth Grey with Gabriella Da Silva Fick were defeated by Amelia Rajecki & Tenika McGiffin in the first round in Cantanhede 6-4, 6-4.

Amelia Rajecki with Tenika McGiffin were defeated by Madeleine Brooks & Holly Hutchinson in the semi-fina in Cantanhede 1-6, 6-3, 10-6.

Madeleine Brooks & Holly Hutchinson were defeated by Francisca Jorge & Matilde Jorge in the final in Cantanhede 6-3, 6-3.

Next Week Brits play at Wimbledon, Braunschweig, in Nottingham, Canada, Italy, Spain, USA, Portugal & Tunisia.



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