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Aegon GB Pro-Series
January - November 2014
Last updated: 16/03/2011
Naomi Broady, by Getty Images
A number of British player’s were in action on Tuesday at the AEGON GB Pro-Series Bath, with all of the women’s first round matches, and remainder of men’s first round matches completed at the University of Bath.
Top seed Naomi Broady overcame a potentially dangerous opponent Victoria Larriere of France 6-3, 6-4 in the first match of the day, whilst there was also an excellent win for Team Bath player Samantha Murray.
Murray, having returned from a four year tennis scholarship in the US last summer, is starting to work her way up the world rankings. In a 1 hour 35 minute match having lost the first set 6-0, Murray, from 3-3 in the second, won nine games in a row to win 0-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Seventh seed Tara Moore came through a tight match against Josanne Van Bennekom of the Netherlands 7-6(5), 7-5, whilst wild card entrant Daneika Borthwick was ruthless in her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Slovakian qualifier Karin Morgosova.
Court 5 was the scene of three marathon matches including Lucy Brown’s 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5 defeat of Manisha Foster in 2 hours and 57 minutes. Following on was Team Bath player Stephanie Cornish who lost 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-4 in 2 hours and 43 minutes, whilst fellow Team Bath player Lisa Whybourn went out in a 3 hour and 10 minute match of extremely high quality, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.
With ten men’s first round matches played on Monday, Tuesday saw the remaining six matches completed. Of the British men in action Chris Eaton beat the higher ranked Swiss player Alexander Sadecky 6-4, 6-4, whilst in an all British affair Dan Evans beat current Orange Bowl 18U champion George Morgan 6-1, 6-2.
Play begins on Wednesday at 10.30am with Alex Bogdanovic (vs Miloslav Mecir), Dan Smethurst (vs. Andrej Martin), Josh Goodall (vs. Stefano Galvani), Evans (vs. Pavol Cervenak) and Eaton (vs. Michael Lammer) all scheduled to begin the day's action.
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