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Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Miller claims ITF W15 Monastir title

By Glenys Furness

  • Nell Miller was the top seed in the doubles in Tunisa
  • Brit with Lithuanian partner didn’t drop a set
MONASTIR, TUNISIA – Nell Miller partnered up with Andre Lukosuite and were the top seeds. The pair lifted the title without dropping a set.


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Nell Miller teamed up with Andreย Lukosuite and were the top seeds. The Brit/Lithuanian drew Gala Arangio & Alexa Volkov. The top seeds dominated the first set, as Arangio & Volkov couldn’t stay with them. The second set was a little closer, as Miller & Lukosuite and the Italian/German stayed toe-to-toe. Eventually, though the top seeds broke through and took the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

In the quarter-final the top seeds were against Indian pairing Vaishnavi Adkar & Smriti Bhasin. The first set was very close, as the Indians stayed with the seeds. Eventually, though, Miller & Lukosuite broke serve right at the end to take the lead. The second set was dominated by the seeds as the Indians just couldn’t get back into the match. Miller & Lukosuite moved into the next round 7-5, 6-2.

The semi-final saw the top seeds against Laura Cilekova & Olga Golas. The Slovakian/Pole tried to stay with the Miller & Lukosuite in the first set. However, the top seeds broke quickly to seal the lead. The second set was dominated by the top seeds. Miller & Lukosuite eased through in the final in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

In the final, the top seeds were against Darja Suvirdjonkova & Amelia Waligora. Miller & Lukosuite broke early in the first set and took the lead. The second set was once again dominated by the Brit/Lithuanian who eased through the set and lifted the title 6-3, 6-2.



Doubles Round Up

Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Nadia Kichenok & Anna-Lena Friedsam in the first round in Osaka 6-2, 3-6, 11-9.

Maia Lumsden & Naiktha Bains were defeated by Yulia Putintseva & Anna Kalinskaya in the quarter-final in Osaka 6-1, 6-4.

Jan Choinski with Szymon Kielan were defeated by Sergio Martos Gornes & Zdenek Kolar in the first round in Szczecin 7-6, 6-4.

Luke Johnson with Bart Stevens were defeated by Fabien Reboul & Sadio Doumbia in the first round in Rennes 6-4, 6-2.

Marcus Willis & Scott Duncan were defeated by Luca Nardi & Mattia Bellucci in the first round in Rennes 0-6, 6-2, 10-8.

William Jansen with Karl Poling were defeated by Connor Thomson & Toby Samuel in the quarter-final in Cary 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.

Connor Thomson & Toby Samuel were defeated by Luis Martinez & William Blumberg in the semi-final in Cary 7-6, 6-4.

Charles Broom & Anton Matusevich were defeated by Loan Lestir & Theo Papamalamis in the quarter-final in Plaisir 0-0 (RET).

James MacKinley & Marcus Walters were defeated by Trey Hilderbrand & Noah Schachter in the first round in Sintra 7-6, 6-2.

Max Benaim & Felix Mischker were defeated by Nick Hardt & Stefano Reitano in the quarter-final in M25 Monastir 6-2, 1-6, 10-7.

Oscar Weightman with Niklas Schell defeated Cengiz Aksu & Chirag Duhan in the final in M15 Monastir 7-5, 6-2.

Sarah Beth Grey with Lucia Cortez Llorca were defeated by Tiphanie Lemaitre & Vasanti Shinde in the quarter-final in Le Neubourg 4-6, 7-6, 10-7.

Madeleine Brooks & Holly Hutchinson were defeated by Emily Appleton & Isabelle Haverlag in the quarter-final in Le Neubourg 6-4, 7-6.

Emily Appleton with Isabelle Haverlag were defeated by Maryna Kolb & Nadiya Kolb in the semi-final in Le Neubourg 6-1, 6-3.

Eden Silva with Mariam Bolkvadze were defeated by Baylen Brown & Anastasiia Grechkina in the quarter-final in Leiria 4-6, 6-1, 10-6.

Next Week Brits play in Zhuhai, Chengdu, Bad Waltersdorf, St Tropez, Columbus, Portugal, Egypt, Spain, Tunisia, Sweden, & Guangzhou.