Ryan Peniston in the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis Event at the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London
Ryan Peniston in the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis Event at the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Battle Of The Brits)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Ryan Peniston made semi-final in ITF Sintra

  • Ryan Peniston reached the semi-final in Portugal
  • Took out third seeds en route
SINTRA, PORTUGAL – Ryan Peniston made the semi-final of the ITF doubles event. The Brit paired with Sebastian Fanselow for the week.


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Ryan Peniston teamed up with German Sebastian Fanselow for the doubles event in Portugal. In the first round the Brit/German were drawn against Nuno Borges & Francisco Cabral. The Portuguese pair fought hard to stay with Peniston & Fanselow, forcing a tiebreak in the first set. This was dominated by the Brit/German who didn’t drop a point. In the second set, again it looked to be heading to a tiebreak but Peniston & Fanselow secured the break of serve right at the end to move into the quarter-final 7-6(0), 7-5.

In the quarter-final the Brit/German were against the third seeds Alberto Barroso Campos & Benjamin Winter Lopez. The Spaniards got off to the better start and broke the serve of Peniston & Fanselow to take the lead. However, the Brit/German re-grouped in the second set to dominate and level up the match. The final set was a match tiebreak which was edged by Peniston & Fanselow to move into the semi-final 4-6, 6-1, 10-8.

The semi-final saw the Brit/German pairing against Fabian Fallert & Nicolas Morena De Alboran. The first set was very close with Peniston & Fanselow staying toe to toe with the German/American pairing, forcing a tiebreak. Fallert & Morena De Alboran took the breaker and moved into the lead. The second set saw the Brit/German drop serve and it was all that Fallert & Morena De Alboran needed to move into the final 7-6(4), 6-3.


Doubles Round Up

Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Ivan Dodig & Filip Polasek in the quarter-final in Kitzbuhel 6-1, 1-6, 10-4.

Emily Webley-Smith with Vivian Heisen were defeated by Elixane Lechema & Ingrid Neel in the first round in Istanbul 6-4, 6-2.

Naomi Broady with Erin Routliffe were defeated by Ellen Perez & Storm Sanders in the quarter-final in Istanbul 7-5, 6-1.

Louis Allen & Kyle Stocker were defeated by Franco Agamenone & Manuel Guinard in the first round in Bucharest 6-2, 6-1.

Aleksandra Pitak & Katarzyna Pitak were defeated by Sofia Sewing & Katie Volynets in the first round in Prague 6-3, 6-3.

Freya Christie & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Jacqueline Cabaj Awad & Ines Murta in the quarter-final in Figueira Da Foz 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Luke Bambridge with Ben McLachlan were defeated by Mackenzie McDonald & Christopher Eubanks in the first round of the US Open 6-3, 6-2.

Ken Skupski with Santiago Gonzalez were defeated by Maximo Gonzalez & Simone Bolelli in the second round of the US Open 6-4, 6-3.

Dom Inglot with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi were defeated by Jackson Withrow & Jack Sock in the second round of the US Open 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 7-6(5).

Jonny O’Mara with Marcelo Arevalo were defeated by Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecau in the second round of the US Open 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-4.

Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Mate Pavic & Bruno Soares in the quarter-final of the US Open 6-2, 7-6(4).

Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Wesley Kooholf & Nikola Mektić in the semi-final of the US Open 7-6(3), 6-4.

Next week Brits play in Rome, Zagreb, Spain & Iasi.