16 - 22 September 2019

Murray Trophy - Glasgow

Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Murray Trophy - Glasgow: McHugh battles hard in hometown before falling

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  • 17/09/2019

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Glasgow’s Aidan McHugh was beaten on the second day of action at the Murray Trophy – Glasgow; an LTA event organised in partnership with Jamie Murray.

The 19-year-old fought back from a break down to take the first set against Arthur Rinderknech to a tie-break, but failed to capitalise on two set points and the Frenchman eventually took it 12-10.

McHugh battled well in the second set but Rinderknech, ranked 142 places above the Scot, held on to an early break to clinch the match 7-6(10), 6-4.

Earlier in the day, Brits Scott Duncan, Luke Johnson and Harry Wendelken fell to higher ranked opponents, while Lloyd Glasspool lost in three sets to Spanish seventh seed Nicola Kuhn 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Kuhn lost the first set to a fluent Glasspool, and also fell a break down in the decider, but he recovered immediately to win the last four games and secure victory.

Glasspool and partner Scott Clayton were also defeated in the doubles 7-5, 7-6(7) against Marek Gengel of the Czech Republic and India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan.

Elsewhere, top seed Malek Jaziri of Tunisia eased past Italian Julian Ocleppo 7-6(0), 6-3.

The 35-year-old said: “This is my first time here in Glasgow and Scotland and it’s really nice. The people are really nice. It is very well organised and I think [Jamie] Murray and the LTA has made, from what I can see, a very good tournament. There was a good crowd for my first round which gives the players extra motivation. It is a great event for the next generation of players.”

Jamie Murray is in doubles action on Wednesday, taking on British pair Marshall Tutu and David Wright alongside Australian partner John-Patrick Smith.

The event also hosted a schools tennis festival where local pupils were given a free session of coaching and games, along with a chance to watch the action from the tournament.

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