Brogan makes final, Murray turns to grass and run ends for Fearnley and Thomson
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Brogan reaches final in Georgia
Anna Brogan produced a great week of tennis at the W25 Kachreti in Georgia as she reached her first final of the year.
Brogan, the sixth seed, dropped only one set in four wins on her way to the final, including victory in a rematch with Polina Iatcenko, who ended her tournament hopes last week.
She then went on to beat eighth seed Ekatarina Maklakova 6-3 6-2 in the semis before losing to Ekaterine Gorgodze 2-6 2-6.
Brogan is currently sitting at a career high WTA ranking of 338 and closing in fast on the top 300.
Norrie ousted by Djokovic
Cameron Norrie fell to Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 in a heated contest in the round of 16 at Internazionali BNL D’Italia in Rome.
Norrie is this week’s second seed at the ATP 250 Lyon as he opens his title defence against the winner of David Goffin and Alvaro Lopez San Martin.
Jamie Murray’s Rome campaign also ended on Tuesday as he and partner Michael Venus lost to Dutch pair Robin Haase and Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3 6-7 6-10 in the quarter-finals.
Murray has since moved on to the Geneva Open, where he and Venus opened with a convincing 6-3 6-2 win over Bernabe Zapata Miralles and Roberto Carballes Baena.
Murray turns to grass
Andy Murray wrapped up his clay court season after a first-round exit to Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 at the Bordeaux Challenger.
Murray’s decided to miss this year’s French Open and will shift his focus to the grass court season.
Semis for McHugh
Aidan McHugh posted a solid week in Xalapa, Mexico, at the M25, accruing wins over Victor Lilov, Ivar Jose Aramburu Contreras and Ezekiel Clark before falling short in the semi-final 3-6 6-7 (4) to Aidan Mayo.
Scott Duncan and partner Marcus Willis made their third quarter-final at Challenger level in Oeiras, Portugal. The pair earned a hard-fought victory over Adrian Andreev and Oleksii Krutykh 7-6 6-7 10-5 before falling to Luke Johnson Sem Verbeek 2-6 4-6.
Ali Collins was in action in her second WTA 125K tournament of the year in Florence, Italy. She and partner Freya Christie faced a tough challenge in their opening round as they were defeated 6-2 6-2 by former doubles world number one Sara Errani and her partner, Italian Billie Jean King Cup representative Jasmine Paolini.
NCAA Team Championships end for Fearnley and Thomson
Impressive runs from the University of South Carolina and Texas Christian University ended over the weekend as Florida hosted the NCAA Team Championships ‘Elite Eight’.
Jacob Fearnley and TCU progressed to the Final Four after beating University of Michigan 4-1 on Friday.
However, it wasn’t to be for the ‘Horned Frogs’ as they lost 4-0 to third-ranked Ohio State in the semis.
Connor Thomson and South Carolina faced a tough contest against top-ranked University of Texas on Friday as the ‘Longhorns’ proved too strong, winning 4-0.
Thomson and partner Tobey Samuel lost a tight doubles match 7-5 to the nation’s third-ranked pair Eliot Spizzirri and Cleeve Harper, before Thomson remained unfinished in singles as the match was clinched by Texas.
Both Thomson and Fearnley have contributed to what has been one of the best seasons in history for both South Carolina and TCU.
Attention now turns to the singles and doubles championships, with Fearnley and Thomson both in action this week.
In doubles, top seeds Thomson and South Carolina teammate Tobey Samuel open against Ozan Baris and Max Sheldon of Michigan State, while second seeds Fearnley and Luc Fumba play Sebastian Dominko and Connor Fu of Notre Dame.
In the singles, Thomson takes on Texas’ Pierre Yves-Bailly, while Fearnley faces Yuta Kikuchi of the University of California in his opening round.
U10 County Cup teams reach regional finals
East of Scotland boys and North of Scotland girls U10 County Cup teams progressed to the North final after topping their Scottish regional groups.
The East boys team consisted of Fraser Newcombe, Jack Fair, Kian Khochfar, and Benji Smith, while the North girls team was made up of Matilda Kasselstrand, Lily Metelski, Maisie Currie, Sasha Shearer and Calleigh McConnell.
East of Scotland boys pipped the West of Scotland in a dramatic group decider - a tie-break shootout after the match was tied at three-a-piece.
The North of Scotland girls also came through a shootout against West of Scotland before topping the group with a win over the South of Scotland
The regional finals will take place on 10th and 11th June, when both teams will compete against four other counties.