British Tennis Round-up: Cathie Sabin receives OBE
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Congratulations to LTA President Cathie Sabin who received her OBE from Prince Charles for Services to Tennis!
Cathie, who explains her love of tennis in the video below, was elected to LTA Council in 2000 and voted the organisations first female President in 2013.
Amanda Carreras teamed up with Alice Savoretti to claim her first doubles title of the year at the $25,000 Caserta.
The unseeded duo held their nerve to clinch a titanic final match with Oleksandra Korashvili and Maria Marfutina 6-7(9), 7-6(5), [10-6].
Harriet Dart had a brilliant week at the $25,000 Goyang where she reached the final of both the singles and doubles.
After knocking out the No.2 seed in straight sets in the semi-finals, Dart went to battle with Na-Lae Han in her first final at this level but suffered a 6-3, 6-2 defeat.
In the doubles, with fellow Brit Freya Christie, they comfortably landed the title with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Anastasia Gasanova and Maddison Inglis.
Fran Stephenson narrowly lost out on the $10,000 Antalya doubles title with Nastja Kolar after being overcome 6-3, 5-7 [10-1] to Kyra Shroff and Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal.
Fran Jones paired up with Emmanuelle Girard at the $10,000 Hammamet and reached the final before suffering a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Ganna Poznikhirenko and Natalija Kostic.
Farris Fathi Gosea travelled to South America for the F3 Futures in Mexico City. After qualifying for the event, Gosea showed great form to reach the final but lost out 7-6(3), 6-3 to Adam El Mihdawy.
Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne claimed their second Super Series quad doubles title of 2016 as the Japan Open challenge for players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme came to a successful conclusion with Jordanne Whiley also partnering Yui Kamiij to retain the women’s doubles title.
The girls’ finals at the Bergant Memorial in Maribor were dominated by British players with Kylie Bilchev beating M J Changwereza 6-4, 6-1 in the singles before Changwereza and Indianna Spink paired up to pip Amelia Bissett and Tiana Fox to the title 4-6, 6-3 [10-3].