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.
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