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Aegon GB Pro-Series
January - November 2014
Last updated: 17/10/2013
David Rice by James Jordan Photography
There's a cosmopolitan flavour to the men’s singles quarter-final line up at Loughborough on Thursday with three Brit’s, a Pole, an Irishman, a Lithuanian, a Belgian, and a Frenchman from Dundee.
No. 2 seed David Rice is the highest ranked player left after an overnight illness to Ashley Hewitt, meant the top seed couldn’t take to the court for his Wednesday match against Polish qualifier Piotr Lomacki.
David Rice overcame the dangerous serve/volley game of Kiwi Marcus Daniell 7-5, 6-2, to set up a quarter-final clash with the ambidextrous Frenchman Nick Rosenzweig, who lives in Dundee, and trains at Stirling University.
Rob Carter and George Coupland, have both made it through to the last eight and now meet each other for a place in the semi-finals. Carter recovered from losing the first set to beat Lewis Burton 4-6, 6-0, 63, whilst the big serving Coupland overcame Myles Orton 6-3, 7-6(3).
There will be an intriguing match-up on court one at 11.00am, with Lithuanian number two Laurynas Grigelis, who has been ranked as high as 183, taking on 20 year old Belgian Joris De Loore (ranked 4 in the world as a junior in 2011).
Arguably the match of the day on Wednesday was a big hitting contest between Irish seventh seed Sam Barry, and wild card Harry Meehan. The Irishman had to withstand a barrage of big serving from Meehan, then crucially recovered from 0-30 on his own serve at 4-5 in the final set, to go on to win three games in a row for a 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-5 victory.
Play starts 11.00am on Thursday with entry free to spectators.
14/10/13 - 20/10/12, Loughborough University
Aegon GB Pro-Series Loughborough