ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: A ball kid holds tennis balls during the men's singles grand final between Lloyd Harris of South Africa and Andrey Rublev of Russia on day seven of the 2020 Adelaide International at Memorial Drive on January 18, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Naiktha Bains & Maia Lumsden make ladies doubles final
Hussey & Banks runner-up in singles
ROEHAMPTON, UK – Giles Hussey &, Joe Tyler, claim the doubles titles. Naiktha Bains & Maia Lumsden runners up in ladies doubles. Hussey and Armani Banks are runner-ups in the singles.
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Giles Hussey entered the ITF event and was unseeded in both singles and doubles. In the doubles, Hussey partnered Joe Tyler and their first round opponents were Raffaello Papajcik & Maceo Simpson. Hussey & Tyler stayed close to Papajcik & Simpson in both sets, eventually managing to break serve. Hussey & Taylor moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Hussey & Tyler were against the top seeds Luke Johnson & Ben Jones. The top seeds stayed with Hussey & Tyler in the first set and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker the top seeds edged through to take the lead. The second set saw the unseeded pair dominate and level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak Hussey & Tyler edged the lead and moved into the next round 6-7(7), 6-2, 11-9.
The semi-final saw Hussey & Tyler against Ewan Moore & David Quayle. In the first set the pairs went toe-to-toe and forced a tiebreak. In the breaker Hussey & Tylerr dominated and took the lead. The second set was dominated by Hussey & Tyler who progressed into the final 7-6(2), 6-1.
In the final Hussey & Tylerr were against the second seeds Arthur Fery & Mark Whitehouse. The first set was very close, as both pairs fought for the break. Eventually the unseeded pair managed to break the serve of Fery & Whitehouse to take the lead. The second set saw Hussey & Tylerr break early and lift the trophy 7-5, 6-3.
In the singles Hussey was drawn against seventh seed Johannes Haerteis. The German and Brit stayed close in the first set. The Brit finally managed to secure the break of serve needed to move ahead. The second set saw Hussey dominate Haerteis, who struggled to stay with the Brit. Eventually Hussey moved into the next round 6-4, 6-2.
In the second round Hussey was against Alexander Donski. The Bulgarian held the Brit in the first set, and looked to be heading to a tiebreak. However, right at the end of the set Hussey managed to break serve to take the lead. The second set saw Donski try to get back into the match, but the Brit again secured a break of serve to take the match 7-5, 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the Brit against Robert Strombachs. The German got the better start, and broke Hussey to take the lead. However, the Brit re-grouped in the second set. Staying with Strombacs the Brit forced a tiebreak which Hussey edged to level the match. In the final set the Brit dominated Strombacs and moved into the semi-final 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-2.
In the semi-final Hussey was against eighth seed Edan Leshem. The Israeli broke the serve of Hussey and took the lead. The second set saw the Brit re-group and break the serve of Leshem to level the match. The final set saw both players fight hard and a tiebreak ensued. In the breaker Hussey dominated Leshem to move into the final 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3).
The final saw the Brit against sixth seed Antoine Hoang. The Frenchman stayed with Hussey in the first set, and then managed to break the Brit to take the lead. The second set was more of the same, with Hussey fighting hard. Unfortunately, Hoang broke again and lifted the title 6-4, 6-4.
Naiktha Bains & Maia Lumsden were third seeds. In their first round match, the seeds were against Talia Neilson Gatenby & Ranah Stoiber. The first set was dominated by the third seeds, who didn’t lose a game to ease through the set. The second was a little closer as Gatenby & Stoiber managed to hold serve. Eventually though the seeds broke and took the match 6-0, 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the seeds against Anna Popescu & Emma Wilson. The seeds managed to secure a break of serve in the first set to take the lead. Bains & Lumsden then dominated the second set, whilst Popescu & Wilson struggled to stay with them. The third seeds moved into the next round 6-4, 6-2.
In the semi-final the Brits were against the second seeds Mana Ayukawa & Ankita Raina. The first set was very even, with neither pair making a breakthrough. Inevitably a tiebreak followed. Bains & Lumsden edged through the breaker and were ahead. The second set was more of the same, with Ayukawa & Raina forcing a tiebreak. In this breaker the Japanese/Indian edged through and levelled up the match. The ensuing match tie break saw the Brits break and get the win 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 10-5.
The final saw the Brits against the top seeds Rutuja Bhosale & Erika Sema. Bains & Lumsden secured a break of serve against the top seeds and took the lead. The second set saw the top seeds fight back and level up the match. In the ensuing match tiebreak both pairs went toe to toe before the top seeds edged through and lifted the title 4-6, 6-3, 11-9.
Armani Banks had a wild card into the singles. Her first round opponent was Emma Wilson. The Wildcard broke Wilson in the first set and took the lead. The second set saw Banks dominate Wilson and move into the second round in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
The second round saw Banks against Gatenby. Both players stayed close, eventually though Banks gained the advantage by breaking Gatenby and took the lead. The second set was much the same, with Banks breaking Gatenby again to book a spot in the next round 6-4, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Banks was against Bhosale. The Indian dominated the first set, breaking Banks more or less at will and took the lead. The second set saw Banks re-group and break Bhosale to level the match. In the final set the Brit dominated the Indian and moved into the next round 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The semi-final saw the Brit against third seed Eudice Chong. In the first set the seed broke Banks at the end of the first set to take the lead. The second set saw Banks dominate Chong and levelled up the match. In the final set the Brit broke Chong and moved into the final 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.
In the final the Brit was against Gao Xinyu. The Chinese player managed to dominate Banks in both sets. The Brit struggled to hold serve and Xinyu went on to lift the title in straights set. Crowing a very good week for Bains, the Brit lost 1-6, 0-6.
ROEHAMPTON ROUND UP
Jasmine Conway was defeated by Pemra Ozgen in the first round 6-2, 6-2.
Naiktha Bains was defeated by Rutuja Bhosale in the first round 6-4, 6-4.
Ranah Stoiber was defeated by Alice Gillan in the first round 6-0, 6-2.
Danielle Daly was defeated by Gao Xinyu in the first round 6-4, 6-2.
Katy Dunne was defeated by Diana Marcinkevika in the first round 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-5.
Sarah Beth Grey was defeated by Haruka Kaji in the first round 6-4, 6-1.
Ewan Moore was defeated by Daniel Cox in the first round 6-1, 6-3.
Joe Tyler was defeated by Harry Wendelken in the first round 7-6(4), 6-1.
Oscar Weightman was defeated by John Echeverria in the first round 6-1, 6-3.
Louis Bowden was defeated by Antoine Hoang in the first round 6-2, 6-1.
Anton Matusevich was defeated by Filip Peliwo in the first round 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2.
Sean Hodkin was defeated by Max Basing in the first round 7-6(7), 6-3.
Brandon Murphy was defeated by Arthur Fery in the first round 6-1, 7-6(4).
Adam Jones was defeated by Robert Strombachs in the first round 6-2, 6-0.
Luke Johnson was defeated by Elliot Benchetrit in the first round 6-4, 6-1.
Patrick Brady was defeated by Edan Leshem in the first round 6-3, 6-4.
George Loffhagen was defeated by Mark Whitehouse in the first round 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Daniel Cox was defeated by Harry Wendelken in the second round 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Arthur Fery was defeated by Adria Soriano Barrera in the second round 7-5, 7-5.
Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Edan Leshem in the second round 6-4, 6-2.
Billy Blaydes was defeated by Sahar Simon in the second round 6-1, 6-1.
Alice Gillan was defeated by Eudice Chong in the second round 7-6(9), 6-1.
Freya Christie was defeated by Erika Sema in the second round 7-6(1), 6-7(3), 7-6(5).
Angelica Blake was defeated by Lucie Havlikcova in the second round 6-3, 7-5.
Eliz Maloney was defeated by Haruka Kaji in the second round 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-2.
Harry Wendelken was defeated by Antoine Hoang in the quarter-final 6-1, 6-4.
Max Basing was defeated by Antoine Hoang in the semi-final 6-4, 6-4.
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