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Your guide to the 2023 TS Open Tour Finals

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Excitement is building ahead of the 2023 TS Open Tour Finals, which will take place at the University of Stirling on December 18 and 19.

The top 16 men and top 16 women from TS Open Tour Leaderboard events throughout the year will go head-to-head in the pinnacle event, competing for the year-end crown and a £2,000 winner’s prize. 

It’s been a thrilling and dramatic year on Scotland’s domestic tennis tour, which was formed by Tennis Scotland in partnership with clubs and organisers as a national structure of competition for yellow-ball players, creating opportunities for all levels of play. 

And thanks to new sponsorship, prize pots of up to £7,600 were made available at some events, allowing players to fund their careers both at home and internationally. 

When is the draw? 

The Tour Finals will consist of men’s and women’s 16-player knockout draws, with all the matches taking place over two days. The top four players will be seeded with the rest of the draw being filled randomly. 

The draw will be revealed on the Tennis Scotland social media channels at 10am on Friday, 15 December. 

How did players qualify? 

Players qualified for the Finals by competing in TS Open Tour Leaderboard events throughout the calendar year, earning points based on results.  

A total of 17 Leaderboard events took place across Scotland during the 2023 season, with Nicolas Rosenzweig and Teodora Prisadnikova earning the most points in their respective categories and winning the 2023 TS Open Tour Leaderboard bonus prize of £1,000 each. 

Who’s playing? 

The men’s event will feature top Scots such as world number 651 Hamish Stewart who has been enjoying a successful second half of his first year on the professional circuit.  

Stewart made at least the quarter-finals of eight consecutive ITF pro events during the autumn, picking up his first doubles title of the season in Spain. Stewart comes into the TS Open Tour Finals with one 2023 Leaderboard title under his belt. 

Ewen Lumsden took the second half of the TS Open Tour season by storm, winning all four events he played, as well as the National Doubles Championships with partner Hamish Stewart. Lumsden has also been improving his ranking on the ITF pro tour this year. 

TS Open Tour Leaderboard winner Nicolas Rosenzweig enjoyed an impressive season. Rosenzweig played 13 events, bagging five tournament wins with his biggest title coming at the Scottish Clay Court Championships. He also reached the final of four other Tour events during 2023. 

The women’s draw will feature Stirling-based GB National Tennis Academy player Hannah Rylatt. An impressive end to the year saw Rylatt win the TS Open Tour Scottish National Championships in November as well as the Lexus British Tour Edgbaston and the J100 ITF Loughborough. Hannah also won the TS Open Tour National Doubles Championships. 

Heather Barlow enters as the highest-ranked Scot on the Leaderboard, finishing the season in third place. Barlow competed in ten TS Open Tour events in 2023, gaining singles title wins at the Baillie Gifford East of Scotland Open, Ayrshire Open and the Whitecraigs Easter Tournament.  

How can I follow the action? 

The First Round will commence on Monday, 18 December at 9am at the University of Stirling Sports Centre, with the quarter-finals to be held that afternoon.  

The semi-finals and finals will take place on Tuesday, 19 December.  

Each match will be best of three tie-break sets. 

Entry will be FREE for spectators or stay up-to-date with the action on our social media channels. 

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