Emily Arbuthnott
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Emily Arbuthnott of Great Britain in action in her match against Chihiro Muramatsu of Japan during the Australian Open 2015 Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Emily Arbuthnott claimed doubles title in ITF Wanfercée-Baulet

By Glenys Furness

  • Emily Arbuthnott with Chelsea Vanhoutte claimed the title in Belgium
  • Second seeds dropped only one set en route.
WANFERCEE-BAULET, BELGIUM – Emily Arbuthnott & Chelsea Vanhoutte entered the ITF event and were the second seeds. The pair only dropped one set en route to the title.


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Emily Arbuthnott teamed up with Chelsea Vanhoutte for the ITF event in Belgium and were seeded second. Their first round opponents were Laure Line Glaude & Marte Lambrecht. The Belgians were no match for the Brit/Belgian as the seeds dominated the match. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte lost only two games to move into the quarter-final 6-2, 6-0.

The quarter-final saw the Brit/Belgian against Anastasia Shaulskaya & Sevil Yuldasheva. The Russian/Uzbekistani  stayed with the seeds at the start, before Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte broke serve. From this point the Brit/Belgian didn’t look back and dominated the rest of the match to move into the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.

In the semi-final the second seeds were against the fourth seeds Amanda Carreras & Linnea Malmqvist. The Brit/Swede were unable to do much in the first set as Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte dominated and lost only one game. The second set was a little closer, however the second seeds managed a break of serve to move into the final in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

The final saw the second seeds against third seeds Cemre Anıl & Marina Yudanov. The Brit/Belgian were surprised by Turk/Swede pairing and were broken in the first set. Arbuthnott & Vanhoutte re-grouped in the second set and forced a break of serve right at the end to level the match. In the match tiebreak it was the Brit/Belgian that edged ahead and won the title 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.


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Doubles Round Up

Jamie Murray & Neal Skuspki were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the semi-final in Winston-Salem 6-2, 6-3.

Ken Skupski with Marcus Daniell were defeated by Dan Evans & Jonny O’Mara in the first round in Winston-Salem 6-4, 5-7, 10-5.

Dom Inglot with Marcelo Demoliner were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the first round in Winston-Salem 6-4, 6-1.

Dan Evans & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo in the quarter-final in Winston-Salem 6-2, 6-2.

Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Sander Gille & Joran Vliegen in the quarter-final in Winston-Salem 2-6, 7-6(4), 10-7.

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Nicholas Monroe & Tennys Sandgren in the quarter-final in Winston-Salem 6-3, 6-3.

Ben Jones & James Mackinlay were defeated by Sagadat Ayap & George Tsivadze in the quarter-final in Belarus 7-5, 3-6, 10-6.

Michael Shaw with Bart Van Den Berg were defeated by Max Houkes & Colin Van Beem in the quarter-final in Belgium 7-5, 6-4.

Jack Findel-Hawkins & Isaac Stoute were defeated by Brandon Perez & Ricardo Rodríguez in the first round in Mexico 7-5, 6-4.

Jack Gibbens with Charles Force were defeated by Jaimee Angele & Ronan Joncour in the first round in Mexico 6-3, 6-1.

Eliz Maloney with Shatoo Mohamad were defeated by Ingrid Gamarra Martins & Melissa Morales in the first round in Mexico 6-2, 3-1 RET.

Emilie Lindh with Madeleine Kobelt were defeated by Anastasia Sysoeva & Melis Yasar in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Fernanda Contreras Gómez & Ana Paula De La Peña in the quarter-final in Mexico 6-4, 6-4.

Jonathan Gray with Jumpei Yamasaki were defeated by Hiroyasu Ehara & Sho Shimabukuro in the final in Indonesia 6-1, 6-2.

Alexis Canter with Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine were defeated by Skyler Butts & Markus Schultz in the quarter-final in Israel 6-2, 6-4.

Llewelyn Bevan & Sizya Kivanda were defeated by Manuel Goncalves & Hugo Maia in the first round in Portugal 6-1, 6-3.

Adam Jones & Ewen Lumsden were defeated by Antoine Escoffier & Maxime Tchoutakian in the quarter-final in Portugal 4-1 RET.

Stuart Parker with Julius Tverijonas were defeated by Bernardo Azevedo Pereira Oliveira & Peter Bothwell in the semi-final in Portugal 6-3, 6-3.

Ryan Peniston with Cameron Green were defeated by Kittirat Kerdlaphee & Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul in the quarter-final in Thailand 5-7, 6-2, 11-9.

Samantha Murray with Aleksandrina Naydenova were defeated by Xinyu Jiang & Tang Qianhui in the semi-final in China 6-3, 5-7, 14-12.

Emily Appleton with Carolina Meligeni Alves were defeated by Anna Klasen & Romy Koelzer in the quarter-final in Germany 6-4, 6-2.


Next week Brits play in US Open, Como, Mallorca, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, China, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Tunisia.


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