Reid crowned world champion, Murray wins Challenger title, Lumsden continues doubles dominance
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Catch-up on all the action as a hugely successful week saw the Scots pick up five titles.
Among them, Gordon Reid lifted the World Team Cup on Sunday in Portugal alongside teammates Alfie Hewett and Ben Bartram as Great Britain beat Netherlands in the final.
Reid played an integral role in the campaign, going undefeated in singles and doubles.
The Scot got GB off to a flying start in the final, posting a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over world no.10 Tom Egberink.
Murray champion in Aix-en-Provence
Andy Murray won his first singles title since 2019 and his first ATP Challenger title since 2005 when he defeated world no. 17 and top seed Tommy Paul 2-6 6-1 6-2 in the final of the Aix-en-Provence challenger 175.
Murray will continue his clay court season when he joins Cameron Norrie at the Rome Masters 1000, where he faces local favourite Fabio Fognini in the first round.
Doubles double at ITF Nottingham
Maia Lumsden kept up her sensational form as she returned to Nottingham for the W25 doubles with partner Naiktha Baines.
Lumsden and Baines secured their spot in final with straight set wins, including over NTA’s Ella McDonald in the semi-final, before battling back from a set down against Jia-Jing Lu and Elena Malygina 4-6 6-4 10-6.
It was a third title in as many weeks for the pair and Lumsden is keen to keep the good times going.
She said: “It feels great to get on a roll and get a lot of matches in. I’m looking forward to getting out on the clay at Zagreb 60K next week.”
Scott Duncan also picked up a title at the Nottingham M25 as he and partner Marcus Willis returned to form. Duncan and Willis didn’t drop a set all week, downing third seeds Giles Hussey and Ben Jones 6-3 6-2 in the final to clinch their sixth title together.
Duncan said: “It feels good to get a title on British soil. I’m looking forward to playing Barcelona 25K this week followed by a Challenger in Lisbon. Hopefully some more strong performances to come.”
Elsewhere, Jamie Murray and partner Michael Venus reached the quarter-finals at the Madrid Masters 1000, beating second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 6-2 3-6 10-4.
Murray and Venus advanced past Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 3-6 6-3 10-4 before being edged out 7-6 3-6 8-10 by eventual winners Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev.
Three Scots reach NCAA Sweet 16
Stateside, three out of the four Scots competing in the NCAA Team Championship progressed through the round of 16.
Connor Thomson and University of South Carolina dropped only one rubber as they beat South Carolina State and Florida State University 4-0 and 4-1 respectively.
Thomson picked up a doubles win in the opening round before remaining unbeaten in singles. In the second round, he clinched the tie in singles 6-7 6-3 6-2.
Ewen Lumsden and Mississippi State also progressed as he picked up a singles win against Alabama State, before clinching a vital doubles point against Middle Tennessee State to help the Bulldogs to a nailbiting 4-2 win.
Jacob Fearnley won four out of four matches over the weekend as TCU took on University of Texas Arlington and Texas A&M, including a convincing 6-2 6-1 singles win over Raphael Perot.
Jamie Connel remained unfinished (match was not completed since the tie had been decided) in both of his singles matches as the Florida State Seminoles moved past Baylor University before falling to Connor Thomson and South Carolina in the round of 32.
The round of 16 will see Fearnley’s TCU face off against Lumsden’s Mississippi State as well as Thomson’s South Carolina play coach James McKie’s University of Tennessee.
NPP Round Up
Cameron Fryer kept up his TS Open Tour form by winning the British Tour Altrincham in Cheshire. Fryer beat future University of Stirling teammate Rob Cowley 7-5 7-5 in the final.
Ali Collins and partner Freya Christie competed at the L’Open 35 de Saint Malo WTA 125, winning their first round 6-1 6-3 before falling to third seeds Ingrid Gamarra Martins and Iryna Shymanovich.
The University of Stirling partnership of James Mackinlay and Liam Hignett beat the top seeds for the second week in a row at Nottingham M25 as they downed Charles Broom and Joshua Paris 6-3 5-7 10-8, before losing out to Tiran Sanghera and Brandon Murphy in the next round.