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Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Hussey & Davis claim ITF Torello title

By Glenys Furness

  • Giles Hussey & James Davis claimed the title in Spain
  • Brits were second seeds
  • Defeated top seeds in final
TORELLO, SPAIN – Giles Hussey & James Davis were the second seeds in the ITF event. The Brits claimed the title dominating the top seeds in the final.


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Giles Hussey & James Davis entered the ITF event and were the second seeds. In the first round the Brits were against Areg Stepanian & Michael Zhu. The Argentine/American were dominated by the Brits in the first set, as Hussey & Davis barely put a foot wrong and took the lead. The second set was a little closer as Stepanian & Zhu managed to hold serve more. Eventually, though, the seeds broke serve and eased into the next round 6-1, 6-3.

The quarter-final saw the Brits against Alejandro Melero Kretzer & Albert Pedrico Kravtsov. The Spaniards stayed with Hussey & Davis at the start of the first set, before the seeds secured the break of serve to take the lead. The second set saw the Brits dominate the Spaniards and ease through to the next round 6-3, 6-0.

In the semi-final Hussey & Davis were against Marco Berti & Federico Iannaccone. The unseeded Italians found the Brits too strong. The seeds dominated the match from the outset, as the Italians were unable to get into the match. Hussey & Davis eased through into the final 6-2, 6-2.

The final saw the Brits against top seeds Alex Knaff & Niklas Schell. Hussey & Davis were unstoppable and dominated the top seeds. The first set saw the Brits drop only one game to take the lead. The second set was more of the same. The second seeds dominated again and lifted the title 6-1, 6-2.



Doubles Round Up

Joshua Paris with Christian Harrison were defeated by Filip Bergevi & Mick Veldheer in the first round in Lugano 6-7(2), 6-4, 10-8.

Russell Henderson with Duarte Trocado were defeated by Stepan Pecak & Vojtech Vlkovsky in the first round in Quinta Do Lago 6-4, 1-6, 10-7.

James Beaven & Toby Martin were defeated by Andres Andrade & Lukas Pokorny in the first round in Santo Domingo 7-6(3), 6-1.

Charles Broom & David Stevenson were defeated by Nicolas Mejia & Andreas Urrea in the final in Santo Domingo 7-6(2), 3-6, 10-7.

Mark Whitehouse with Neil Oberleitner were defeated by Finn Bass & Marat Sharipov in the first round in Poitiers 6-3, 7-6(9).

Finn Bass with Marat Sharipov were defeated by Oliver Ojakaar & Filippo Romano in the quarter-final in Poitiers 7-5, 4-6, 10-3.

George Houghton & Hamish Stewart were defeated by Aidan McHugh & Buvaysar Gadamauri in the semi-final in Poitiers 6-3, 7-5.

Aidan McHugh with Buvaysar Gadamauri were defeated Yanis Ghazouani Durand & Loann Massard in the final in Poitiers 6-2, 7-6(4).

Jay Clarke with Josip Simundza were defeated by Luka Pavlovic & Vuk Radjenovic in the first round in Porec 6-4, 7-6(2).

Ali Habib with Madwin Kamath were defeated by Petr Bar Biryukov & Amr Elsayed in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-1, 6-4.

Lucia Cassidy with Ann Akasha Ceuca were defeated by Daria Kuczer & Liisa Varul in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-6(5), 4-6, 10-8.

Alicia Barnett & Freya Christie were defeated by Liang En Shou & Tang Qian-hui in the first round in Trnava 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-2.

Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava with Martyna Kubka & Tsao Chia Yi in the quarter-final in Solarino 6-3, 7-6(7).

Bronte Murgett with Anna Frey were defeated by Ashton Bowers & Zusanna Pawlikowska in the quarter-final in Brossard 6-4, 6-3.

Next week Brits play in Indian Wells, Phoenix, Hamburg, Santiago, France, USA, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Croatia, Tunisia, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, Czech Republic, Italy & Canada.