Ilkley Trophy 2022: Jodie Burrage loses close final as Brits claim men’s doubles title
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Britain's Jodie Burrage lost out in the final of the Ilkley Trophy to top seed and world No.98 Dalma Galfi, while Julian Cash and Henry Patten won their second ATP Challenger title.
Burrage - who was playing in her first W100 final - lost to the Hungarian 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in two and a half hours in front of a home crowd in Ilkley.
After losing the first set, the Brit demonstrated excellent grit and determination to break her opponent twice in the second and level the scores at one set apiece.
She then found herself a break down in the third, but managed to fire back straight away in a lengthy game - getting back on serve at 2-1. But in the end it was heartbreak for the British star who lost her last service game of the match as Galfi took home the title.
Although the final ended in defeat, Burrage can take great confidence from victories over the likes of Arina Rodionova and fellow Brit, Sonay Kartal.
Burrage will continue her strong start to the grass court season at Eastbourne next week, where she has received a wild card for the Rothesay International Eastbourne.
Elsewhere, Zizou Bergs beat Jack Sock in the men's singles final, winning a 7-6(7), 2-6, 7-6(6) epic in two hours 46 minutes.
Cash and Patten continue their winning run
British duo Julian Cash and Henry Patten continue their success on the grass this summer, winning their second ATP Challenger title at the Ilkley Trophy.
Cash and Patten lifted the doubles trophy after a 7-5, 6-4 final victory over Ramkumar Ramanathan and John-Patrick Smith.
The pair will now also play at Wimbledon this year after receiving a wild card into the men's doubles draw.
British stars Maia Lumsdem and Naiktha Bains also made it into the final of the women's doubles but finished runners-up to Lizette Cabrera and Su Jeong Jang 6-7(7), 6-0, 11-9.