LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Freya Christie plays a backhand shot during their round robin match against Beth Grey during Day One of the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis at the National Tennis Centre on December 20, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for LTA)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Christie & Collins claim title in ITF Le Neubourg

By Glenys Furness

  • Freya Christie & Ali Collins claim doubles title in France
  • Scott Duncan & Marcus Willis take title in Madrid
LE NEUBOURG, FRANCE – Freya Christie & Ali Collins entered the ITF event and were fourth seeds. The Brits defeated the top two seeded pairs en route.


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Freya Christie & Ali Collins entered the ITF event in France and were the fourth seeds. As a result, the Brits had a bye in the first round. Their quarter-final match saw the Brits against Jasmin Jebawy & Park So-Hyun. The German/South Korean pair stayed with the fourth seeds at the start. Eventually though, Christie & Collins managed to secure the break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw the seeds dominate Jebawy & So-Hyun to ease into the semi-final 6-3, 6-1.

In the semi-final the Brits were against the top seeds Ysaline Bonaventure & Estelle Cascino. Both pairs stayed toe to toe in the early part of the set. Christie & Collins managed to get the break of serve to take the set and move ahead. In the second set the top seeds re-grouped and fought back, breaking the Brits to level up the match and force a match tiebreak. In the breaker the Brits edged ahead and took the match 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

The final saw the fourth seeds against the second seeds Sarah Beth Grey & Weronika Falkowska. The second seeds dominated the first set as Christie & Collins struggled to hold serve as Grey & Falkowska eased through the set. The second set was much closer, as the Brits stayed with the second seeds and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker the Brits secured the mini break and held on to level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak the fourth seeds eased ahead as the second seeds struggled to get points on the board. Christie & Collins took the title 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-3.


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Doubles Round Up

Emily Appleton with Martyna Kubka were defeated by Maryna Kolb & Nadiya Kolb in the quarter-final in Le Neubourg 3-6, 7-5, 10-5.

Sonay Kartal with Elsa Jacquemot were defeated by Sarah Beth Grey & Weronika Falkowska in the semi-final in Le Neubourg 0-0 (RET).

Sean Hodkin & Adam Jones were defeated by Pierre Delage & Louis Dussin in the first round in Plaisir 6-2, 6-2.

James Markiewicz & Michael Shaw were defeated by Ben Jones & Joshua Paris in the quarter-final in Plaisir 3-6, 7-6(1), 10-7.

Ben Jones & Joshua Paris were defeated by Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine & Maxence Broville in the semi-final in Plaisir 7-6(5), 6-3.

Luke Johnson with Bart Stevens were defeated by Benoit Paire & Gabriel Debru in the first round in Rennes 4-6, 7-6, 13-11.

Aidan McHugh with John McNally were defeated by John-Patrick Smith & Treat Huey in the the semi-final in Cary 7-6, 6-4.

Julian Cash & Henry Patten were defeated by Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow in the semi-final in Cary 1-6, 7-6, 10-6.

Andra Sutherland with Milla Sequeira were defeated by Francisca Jorge & Matilde Jorge in the first round in Caldas Da Rainha 6-1, 6-4.

Eden Silva with Mai Hontama were defeated by Elysia Bolton & Jamie Loeb in the first round in Caldas Da Rainha 6-4, 6-2.

Yuriko Lily Miyazaki with Isabella Haverlag were defeated by Kateryna Bondarenko & Hiroko Kuwata in the first round in Caldas Da Rainha 6-2, 0-6, 10-4.

Harry Wendelken with Benjamin Hannestad were defeated by Raphael Calzi & Alex Knaff in the quarter-final in Sintra 6-4, 6-2.

Allegra Hodson with Mercedes Garcia Cid were defeated by Ana Giraldi Requena & Fernanda Rain Contreras in the first round in Melilla 6-2, 6-0.

Iman Khan with Elizaveta Morozova were defeated by Karola Patricia Bejenaru & Amy Zhu in the quarter-final in Melilla 6-3, 6-1.

Luc Koenig & Andreas Scott were defeated by Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta & Parikshit Somani in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-1.

Abigail Amos with Jaeda Daniel were defeated by Lee Ya-Hsin & Tsao Chia Yi in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-1, 6-2.

Soumeya Anane with Elaine Genovese were defeated by Noelia Bouzo Zanotti & Ani Vangelova in the first round in Casablanca 6-4, 7-5.

Eleanor Baglow with Marie Mettraux were defeated by Ilinca Dalina Amariei & Linda Sevcikova in the semi-final in Casablanca 6-2, 7-5.

Scott Duncan & Marcus Willis defeated Nazim Makhlouf & Lamine Ouahab in the final in Madrid 6-1, 6-3.

Blu Baker & Wil Jenkins were defeated by Patricio Alvarado & Alberto Odiseo Alvardo Berrospi in the first round in Cancun.

Katie Swan with Despina Papamichail were defeated by Gabriela Dabrowski & Luisa Stefani in the first round in Chennai 6-4, 6-1.

Emily Webley-Smith with Justina Mikulskyte were defeated by Peangtarn Plipuech & Moyuka Uchijima in the quarter-final in Chennai 6-2, 6-0.

Jodie Burrage with Nigina Abduraimova were defeated by Andreja Klepac & Laura Siegemund in the first round in Portoroz 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.

Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Alena Fomina & Ingrid Gamarra Martins in the first round in Portoroz 2-6, 6-2, 10-6.

Harriet Dart with Alexandra Panova were defeated by Tereza Martincova & Marta Kostyuk in the semi-final in Portoroz 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.

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