Tara Moore with Emina Bektas took the title in Redding
The Brit/American were the second seeds
REDDING, CALIFORNIA, USA- Tara Moore and Emina Bektas entered the ITF event and were the second seeds. The pair lifted the trophy without dropping a set.
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Tara Moore teamed up with Emina Bektas and entered the ITF event in Redding and were the second seeds. The Brit/American were up against Valentina Ivanov & Julia Rosenqvist in the first round. The Kiwi/Swede stayed with the seeds at first, however the Brit/American managed to secure the break of serve and move ahead. The second set saw the seeds continue their good form and Ivanov & Rosenqvist were unable to get back into the match. Moore & Bektas moved in the quarter-final in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
In the quarter-final the seeds were against American pair Brynn Boren & Alexa Glatch. Moore & Bektas claimed the break in the first set to move into the lead. Boren & Glatch re-grouped in the second set and managed to break the seeds to level the match. The ensuing match tiebreak was fairly tight but the seeds edged ahead to book a semi-final slot 6-4, 3-4, 10-7.
The semi-final saw Moore & Bektas against another all American pairing, Elysia Bolton & Jada Hart. The seeds were pushed hard in the first set, breaking right at the end to take the lead. The second set was easier for the Brit/American as Moore & Bektas broke early to seal the match in straight sets and move into the final 7-5, 6-3.
The final saw the Brit/American against the third seeds Catherine Harrison & Paige Hourigan. Moore & Bektas totally dominated the third seeds. Harrison & Hourigan could get nothing on the serve of the Brit/American, the second seeds lifted the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
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