Arthur Fery in the second round of the Boys; Singles at the Australian Open 2020, Melbourne
Arthur Fery in the second round of the Boys; Singles at the Australian Open 2020, Melbourne | (Photo by Jonathan DiMaggio/Getty Images)

Tennis | ITF Nottingham | Arthur Fery, Alastair Gray & Stuart Parker take titles

By Glenys Furness

  • Arthur Fery claimed singles title
  • Alastair Gray & Stuart Parker lifted doubles
NOTTINGHAM, UK – Arthur Fery was unseeded at the ITF event, the Brit claimed the singles title. Alastair Gray & Stuart Parker lifted the doubles.

 

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Arthur Fery entered the ITF event and was unseeded. In the first round Fery was against the top seed Alastair Gray. The first set was very close, with both Fery & Gray holding serve. Neither gave an inch and a tiebreak ensued. Fery dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set saw the unseeded Brit secure the break of serve and take a place in the next round 7-6(2), 6-3.

The second round saw Fery against wildcard Finn Bass. The unseeded Brit totally dominated Bass from the outset. The wildcard Brit struggled to hold serve, as Fery was unstoppable. Bass could not get into the match against Fery, and the unseeded Brit strolled through into the next round 6-0, 6-1.

In the quarter-final Fery was against the seventh seed Stuart Parker. In the first set the unseeded Brit went toe to toe with Parker and forced a tiebreak. Parker dominated the breaker and took the lead. The second set again saw both Fery & Parker go toe to toe. Another tiebreak ensued, this time Fery dominated and levelled up the match. The final set was also close, and went to a breaker. Fery edged through to book a spot in the semi-final 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 7-6(4).

The semi-final saw Fery against fourth seed Tristan Skoolkate. The Australian and Brit stayed with each other in the first set, and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker Fery edged ahead and took the lead. The second set saw the Brit break the serve of the Australian and book a spot in the final 7-6(4), 6-3.

In the final Fery was against the sixth seed Daniel Cox. The first set was tight, but the unseeded Brit managed to break serve right at the end to take the lead. The second set saw the seed re-group and dominate to level up the match. The final set saw both Brits going toe to toe, before Fery finally got the break of serve and lifted the trophy 7-5, 2-6, 7-5.

 

 

Doubles

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In the doubles Alastair Gray & Stuart Parker were an unseeded wildcard pair, in the first round the Brits were against the second seeds Mark Whitehouse & Luca Castelnuovo. The Brits secured a vital break of serve in the first set. Whitehouse & Castelnuovo were unable to break back meaning Gray & Parker took the lead. The second set was dominated by the Brits who strolled through into the quarter-final 6-3, 6-1.

The quarter-final saw Gray & Parker against Oscar Weightman & Harry Wendelken. The wildcard pair fought hard and broke serve to take the lead. The second set saw Weightman & Wendelken try to fight back, however, the wildcard pairing again broke serve and took the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

In the semi-final Gray & Parker were against Millen Hurrion & Toby Samuel. Gray & Parker broke to take the first set. Hurrion & Samuel regrouped in the second set, breaking Gray & Parker to level up the match. In the match tiebreak Gray & Parker edged ahead and took the title 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

 

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Nottingham Round Up

Max Basing was defeated by Finn Bass in the first round 6-0, 6-4.

Henry Patten was defeated by Millen Hurrion in the first round 3-6, 7-6(9), 6-1.

Julian Cash was defeated by Stuart Parker in the first round 6-4, 6-4.

Giles Hussey was defeated by Tristan Skoolkate in the first round 7-5, 6-3.

Toby Martin was defeated by Arthur Reymond in the first round 6-3, 7-6(6).

Dan Little was defeated by Rio Noguchi in the first round 6-4, 6-4.

James Story was defeated by Harry Wendelken in the first round 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-6(5).

Billy Blaydes was defeated by Charles Broom in the first round 6-4, 6-2.

Brandon Murphy was defeated by Oscar Weightman in the first round 4-0 (RET).

Lui Maxted was defeated by Dan Added in the first round 6-1, 7-6(0).

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Maia Lumsden in the first round 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Freya Christie was defeated by Eliz Maloney in the first round 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Angelica Blake was defeated by Gao Xinyu in the first round 6-3, 6-1.

Alicia Dudeney was defeated by Kyoka Okamura in the first round 6-3, 6-1.

Amelia Rajecki was defeated by Joanna Garland in the first round 7-5(5), 6-4.

Talia Neilson Gatenby was defeated by Priscilla Hon in the first round 6-2, 7-5.

Millen Hurrion was defeated by Stuart Parker in the second round 6-4, 6-4.

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Tristan Skoolkate in the second round 7-6(2), 6-2.

Joshua Paris was defeated by Charles Broom in the second round 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

Oscar Weightman was defeated by Daniel Cox in the second round 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Eliz Maloney was defeated by Ku Yeonwoo in the second round 6-1, 6-2.

Harry Wendelken was defeated by Charles Broom in the quarter-final 6-2, 6-2.

Toby Samuel was defeated by Daniel Cox in the quarter-final 6-2, 7-6(1).

Charles Broom was defeated by Daniel Cox in the semi-final 6-3, 6-4.

Armani Banks was defeated by Priscilla Hon in the semi-final 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4.

Maia Lumsden was defeated by Priscilla Hon in the final 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Ryan Golesworthy & James MacKinley were defeated by Finn Bass & Rio Noguchi in the first round 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Giles Hussey & Dan Little were defeated by Jonathan Binding & George Houghton in the first round 7-6(8), 4-6, 10-6.

Arthur Fery with Tristan Skoolkate were defeated by Millen Hurrion & Toby Samuel in the first round 6-4, 6-4.

Max Basing & James Story were defeated by Oscar Weightman & Harry Wendelken in the first round 6-4, 7-6(5).

Esther Adeshina & Erin Richardson were defeated by Elena-Teodora Cadar & Joanna Garland in the first round 6-2, 6-2.

Lauryn John-Baptiste with Alice Robbe were defeated by Freya Christie & Ali Collins in the first round 6-4, 6-4.

Naiktha Bains & Maia Lumsden were defeated by Haruna Arakawa & Kyoka Okamura in the first round 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.

Finn Bass with Rio Noguchi were defeated by Charles Broom & Luke Johnson in the quarter-final 6-4, 6-3.

Jonathan Binding & George Houghton were defeated by Tom Hands & Lui Maxted in the quarter-final 7-6(3), 3-6, 10-8.

Angelica Blake & Alicia Dudeny were defeated by Lee Pei-Chi & Wu Fang-Hsien in the quarter-final 6-3, 6-2.

Freya Christie & Ali Collins were defeated by Mana Ayukawa & Jenny Duerst in the quarter-final 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Tom Hands & Lui Maxted were defeated by Charles Broom & Luke Johnson in the semi-final 6-2, 6-3.

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