Lumsden wins at home as Scots enjoy strong week in Glasgow
Maia Lumsden bagged her sixth doubles title of the year, this time on home turf as the ITF World Tennis Tour visited Glasgow.
Lumsden teamed up with Francisca Jorge to carve through the draw in the W60 at Scotstoun, sealing the title with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Freya Christie and Olivia Gadecki.
The Scot, who is now Britain’s number one women’s doubles player following an incredible year that included a Wimbledon quarter-final, described winning before a big home crowd as “awesome”.
“It’s been such a nice week playing together and to win a tournament in Glasgow is a really nice feeling for me as I love playing at home, it’s been awesome,” said Lumsden.
“This is the first week we’ve played together, and I really enjoyed how we performed from the first match - we played fun, exciting doubles.
“Staying at home makes it different from a normal tournament and having family here is really nice.”
In the M25 doubles, Hamish Stewart and partner George Houghton came close to the title, narrowly losing out in the final to Finn Bass and Millien Hurrion in match tie-break 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-10.
Stewart also enjoyed a strong week in the singles, knocking out Wimbledon Boys champion Henry Searle and Paul Jubb en route to the semi-finals, where he was edged out by eventual winner Alexander Blockx.
Jacob Fearnley, fresh from a title at the ITF event in Edgbaston, also reached the final four in Glasgow, powering to three straight-sets wins before succumbing to injury against Anton Matusevich in the semis.
Matusevich, who beat former world number 14 Kyle Edmund in the quarters, took the first set in a dramatic final, before going down 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 to Blockx.
Earlier, there was a first-round win for Ewen Lumsden against compatriot Ewan Moore, while 17-year-old Charlie Robertson reached the main draw with a win over qualifying second seed Michael Zhu.
There were also wins for top seed Scott Duncan, who reached the doubles semi-finals alongside Marcus Willis, and James MacKinlay, who made the last eight with Henry Wendelken
In the women’s singles, Anna Brogan reached the quarter-finals on home turf, before losing out to Harriet Dart. Dart was then eliminated by eventual champion Daria Snigur, who beat Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
Murray reaches semis
Jamie Murray continued his bid for a place at the Nitto ATP World Tour finals by reaching the semi-finals at the Swiss Indoors in Basel.
Murray and Michael Venus won through two rounds before being edged out by Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinksi 6-4. 4-6, 7-10.
In the singles, Andy Murray beat Yannick Hanfmann in the first round, before falling to Tomas Martin Etcheverry in a marathon battle lasting more than three hours.
Cameron Norrie was in Vienna, where he lost to Alexander Zverev in the second round of the Erste Open, before injury ended his hopes in the doubles alongside Tommy Paul.
Junior success in Nottingham
There was Scottish success at the LTA Lexus Indoor National Championships in Nottingham as Lucas Nolte took the title in the boys 14U category.
Chenming Dong was also in the winners’ circle, claiming the 14U boys double alongside Brandon Ratanvong.
Scottish juniors Hanna Augustynska, Aadya Iyer Chadalawada and Alasdair Low also competed in the event, while in Sunderland, Alexa Paton finished fifth overall at the 10U National Tour event.
Other young Scots were in action in Sunderland, including William Forbes, Lewis Ndogaj, Louis Taylor, Frank Atkins and Callum Steven.
In Corby, at the 11U Nationals, Cameron Rae, Arthur McKinley, Matilda Kasselstrand, Natalia Augustynska and Kana Saito flew the flag for Scotland.
Trio qualify for Scottish Nationals
The TS Open Tour continued with 500 series events in Aberdeen, Renfrew and Stirling.
Logan Gillespie, Callum McGinn and Anna McBride took the titles, securing wildcard entry to the Scottish National Open Championships, which take place at the University of Stirling from 3-5 November.