British players impress at W25 and M25 ITF events in Aldershot
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Six Brits were in finals action over the weekend as the men’s and women’s combined ITF World Tennis tour event in Aldershot came to a conclusion.
The tournament is part of our Performance Competitions Calendar, which is designed to provide British players with the chance to develop on home soil through more meaningful playing opportunities, giving all players the widest possible number of competitive matches on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
In the men’s singles, top seed Arthur Fery lifted the title without dropping a set all tournament. In an all British final, Fery overcame Toby Samuel, the fourth seed and M25 Nottingham champion, 6-4, 6-4. This is the 21-year-old's second ITF title of 2023, having also won the M25 Malibu tournament earlier this year.
Fery was back in action for the men’s doubles, partnering Anton Matusevich, however, the second seeds lost out to third seeds Emile Hudd and Johannus Monday 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 - marking Hudd and Monday's third victory together since July.
In the women’s draw, Australia's Destanee Aiava claimed the titles in both the singles and doubles. Sixth seed Aiava defeated Alex Eala of the Phillipines, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the singles, and in the doubles, Aiava partnered with Britain's, Sarah Beth Grey and overcame the third seeded Japanese pairing of Erina Hayashi and Saki Imamura 6-4, 6-3 to lift the trophy.
LTA Tournament Director Piers Herfet-Jones reflected on the tournament saying: “‘It was great to be back for a second year at Aldershot for the combined ITF World Tennis Tour event. Fantastic matches all week and congrats to all the winners. A big thanks to all the tournament staff for their hard work and the spectators who came down to watch.”
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