Surbiton action, French Open recap and Scottish Cup finals set
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All the latest news and results from Scots stars at home and abroad.
French Open hopes dashed
Cam Norrie’s 2023 French Open ended in the round of 32 as he was beaten by Italian star Lorenzo Musetti 6-1 6-2 6-4.
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus’ tournament, meanwhile, was cut short by third seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Juien Rojer
The pair played two solid opening rounds, including a second-round win over former world number one pair Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, before falling short to Arevalo and Rojer 2-6 2-6.
Murray then had to pull out of his second-round mixed doubles match with American Taylor Townsend due to illness, bringing an end to his 2023 clay court season.
Norrie and Murray now turn their focus to the grass court season as they get preparations for Wimbledon underway.
Winning start for Scots at Surbiton
Andy Murray opened his grass court season with a convincing win over 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung 6-3 6-2 and will now face a qualifier on Wednesday.
Maia Lumsden competed in her first singles match since March at Surbiton W100 qualifying, picking up a first-round win against fifth seed and WTA #205 Zhuoxuan Bai 3-6 6-4 6-2.
Lumsden then went on to beat Danielle Daley 6-3 7-6 to secure her place in the main draw.
The doubles saw Ali Collins and Freya Christie come close to progressing past second seeds Viktoria Hruncakova and Tereza Mihalikova but were eventually edged out 6-4 3-6 4-10. Maia Lumsden and Naiktha Baines take on Sophie Chang and Yanina Wickmayer.
Jonny O’Mara and Liam Broady team up to take on William Blumberg and Max Purcell. And Connor Thomson makes his ATP Challenger debut with US college partner Toby Samuel as they draw second seeds Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan.
Junior French Open
Ella McDonald of the GB National Tennis Academy progressed through her first round of the junior event at Roland Garros, beating Darja Suvirdjonkova of Serbia 6-1 6-3.
However, it was not to be for McDonald as she fell 6-3 6-4 to 24th-ranked Alevtina Ibragimova in the second round.
McDonald also competes in the girls’ doubles, teaming up with Romania’s Mara Gae to take on French duo Mathilde Ngijol Carre and Margot Phanthala.
Hephzibah Oluwadare and Charlie Robertson also represented the Stirling-based GB NTA in the qualifying draw.
Oluwadare won her first round against Mathilde Ngijol Carre 6-2 6-2 before being bested by top seed Tyra Caterina Grant 0-6 1-6.
Meanwhile, Robertson was outlasted by Argentina’s Ganzalo Zeitune 4-6 6-4 0-6 in his junior Grand Slam debut.
Clay success for Cameron Rae
Cameron Rae won the 10U National Tour Clay Court tournament, a Grade 1 event held in Bradfield. Also representing Scotland were Fraser Newcombe and Jack Fair.
Cameron won two of three matches in his round robin to qualify for the knockout draw, as did Fraser, beating Scottish compatriot Jack in the group stage.
Cameron and Fraser drew each other in the first round of the knockout stage, where Cameron emerged victorious and continued his form to the final, where he won a tightly contested match against Tomas Gabor 2-4 4-3(5) 10-7 to lift the trophy.
Frank Atkins, James Huang and Louis Taylor also competed at the 9U National Tour Grade 1 held in Queenswood. Both Frank and Louis qualified out of the group stages, with Frank winning two out of three round-robin matches and Louis winning all three of his.
In the main draw, Frank beat Louis in the quarter-finals 4-2 before losing out to Joseph Welton 3-4. Frank finished in third place and Louis seventh.
Edinburgh ITF J60 recap
Craiglockhart Leisure Centre hosted the ITF J60 last week, one of two Junior ITFs held at the venue.
Kyle Mckay made the semi-finals of the boys’ singles after three wins, two of which came in three sets.
Unfortunately, his run was cut short by Finbar McGarvey 2-6 2-6 in the final four.
Eleanor Cochran teamed up with Alice Brooke to make the semi-finals of the girls’ doubles, including an impressive win over fourth seeds Anastasia Huijsegoms and Coco Elise Lynn-Browne 6-2 6-0 before falling to Sophia Kovacheva aand Arabella Loftus 1-6 2-6.
Scottish Cup semi-finals
Newlands Men’s and Women’s teams continued their title defences as the men beat Giffnock 5-1 and the women beat Strathgryffe 6-0.
On the other half of the draw, Thorn Park Men overcame Kilmarnock 6-3 to reach the final once again.
Braid Women secured their place in the final after a tightly contested 5-4 win over Thistle.
The Scottish Cup finals will take place on Saturday, 17th June at Newlands TC.