Barnett and Nicholls claim ninth title in Slovakia, while Brits lift three trophies at Georgia Open
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Doubles triumphs for Barnett, Nicholls and Tyler
The Billie Jean King Cup stars didn’t drop a set throughout the tournament and cruised to their ninth title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over third seeds Amina Anshba and Anastasia Detiuc in the final. This is their fourth trophy at W60 level or above since the beginning of 2022.
Joe Tyler also tasted doubles success on the ITF Tour – teaming up with Juan Carlos Aguilar to win the M25 Montreal.
The British, Canadian duo edged a close final against all-British pair Scott Duncan and Marcus Willis 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 in the final as Tyler clinched his third ITF title.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Eden Silva finished runner-up in the W40 Bengaluru with Valentini Grammatikopoulou.
Brits dominate at Georgia Open
World No.1 Hewett extended his winning sequence to four tournaments and 15 matches as he lifted the ITF 1 Series men’s singles title in Rome, USA for the first time. He dropped just one set in four matches after beating Belgian Joachim Gerard 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the semi-finals and defeating Japan’s world No.2 Tokito Oda 7-6(3), 6-1 in Sunday’s final.
Hewett’s four singles wins included a 6-2, 6-3 quarter-final win over Reid, while together Hewett and Reid once again proved unbeatable in a final featuring three Brits. British No.3 Ben Bartram partnered Oda to their first men’s doubles title as a partnership before Hewett and Reid won the title-decider 6-3, 6-0 for their third men’s doubles title in a row to remain unbeaten in all 10 matches they have played together in 2023.
Shuker and Mathewson claimed their seventh women’s doubles title as a partnership as the Anglo-American second seeds beat the top seeds in a deciding match tie-break in the final for the second successive year, this time defeating South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane and Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.