Henry Patten (l) & Julian Cash (r) in the first round of the men's doubles, Wimbledon 2022
Henry Patten (l) & Julian Cash (r) in the first round of the men's doubles, Wimbledon 2022 ¦ (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Cash & Patten claim ATP Challenger Andria title

By Glenys Furness

  • Julian Cash & Henry Patten claim 9th Challenger title of season
  • Brits were top seeds
  • Dropped only one set en route.
ANDRIA, ITALY – Julian Cash & Henry Patten entered the Challenger event and were the top seeds. The Brits dropped only one set en route to the title.

 

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Julian Cash & Henry Patten were the top seeds in the Andria ATP Challenger event. The Brits drew Radoslav Shandarov & Alexander Lazarov in the first round. The Bulgarians found the top seeds too strong. Cash & Patten broke easily to take the lead. The second set saw the Brits dominate as Shandarov & Lazarov struggled on serve. The top seeds moved into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

The quarter-final saw the top seeds against Federico Arnaboldi & Gianmarco Ferrari. The Brits dominated the Italians in the first set and soon had the lead. The second set saw the wildcard pair fight harder, but Cash & Patten were able to break and move into the semi-final 6-1, 6-3.4.

In the semi-final the Brits were against Lukasz Kubot & Szymon Walkow. The first set saw the top seeds break early and took the lead. The second set though, was much much closer. The Poles stayed with the Brits and forced a tiebreak, which Cash & Patten took to book a spot in the final 6-3, 7-6.

The final saw the top seeds against wildcard pair Francesco Forti & Marcello Serafini. The Italians stayed with the Brits in the first set and forced a tiebreak. The Italians claimed the breaker and the lead. However, Cash & Patten re-grouped in the second set and broke the Italians to level up the match. The final match tiebreak saw the Brits ease ahead and lift the title 6-7, 6-4, 10-4.

Doubles Round Up

Ryan Peniston & Stuart Parker were defeated by Hendrik Jebens & Fabian Fallert in the first round in Andria 3-6, 6-4, 13-11.

John Horoz Garner with Jiri Jenicek were defeated by Lorenzo Claverie & Aziz Kijametovic in the first round in Monastir 6-2, 6-2.

Aryana Bartlett & Iman Khan were defeated by Chelsea Vanhoutte & Eliessa Vanlangendonck in the first round in Monastir 7-6, 6-2.

Talia Neilson Gatenby with Merna Refaat were defeated by Emily Welker & Wu Ho Ching in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 0-0 (RET).

George Loffhagen with Orel Kimhi were defeated by Kalin Ivanovski & Obrad Markovski in the first round in Madrid 1-1 (RET).

Emily Appleton with Isabelle Haverlag were defeated by Angelica Moratelli & Camilla Rosatello in the quarter-final in Valencia 2-6, 7-5, 10-8.

Emily Webley-Smith with Veronika Erjavac were defeated by Jessica Bouzas Maneiro & Leyre Romero Gormaz in the quarter-final in Valencia 6-3, 6-2.

Georgina Hays with Alicia Martial were defeated by Lee Phi-Chi & Maria Vittoria Viviani in the first round in Lousada 6-1, 6-4.

Andra Sutherland with Milla Sequeira were defeated by Celia Cervino Ruiz & Tess Sugnaux in the quarter-final in Lousada 6-0, 6-0.

Emma Wilson with Nicole Gadient were defeated by Celia Cervino Ruiz & Tess Sugnaux in the semi-final in Lousada 6-4, 6-2.

Tiffany William with RoxanaValdez were defeated by Bianca Jolie Fernandez & Victoria Hu in the quarter-final in Santo Domingo 6-1, 6-7, 10-6.

Nell Miller & Ameila Rajecki defeated Brittany Collens & Louise Kwon in the final in Santo Domingo 7-5, 6-1.

Next Week Brits play in Maia, Tunisia, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal & Austria.

 

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