Keeping up with the Brits: 29 November, 2021
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What happened in British tennis last week?
Outside of the GB team success getting us to the Davis Cup Quarter Finals in Innsbruck, there was more success for British players competing around the world last week.
Felix Gill won his first title on Sunday, winning the ITF M15 Cairo. The 19-year-old was in impressive form on the clay in Egypt, edging out his Italian opponent, Gianluca Acquaroli 7-6(4) 6-2 to take home the trophy.
Lloyd Glasspool and his doubles partner Harri Heliovaara won the ATP Challenger doubles title in Bari, defeating Andrea Vavassori and David Vega Hernandez 6-3,6-0 in the final, completing a great week for the top seeds.
Sonay Kartal continued the British success by winning the W15 Monastir, her second title following her win at the ITF W15 event in Antalya earlier this month. The 20-year-old defeated Ayumi Morita in the final.
Jonathan Gray was in doubles action in Cairo and alongside his French doubles partner Nathan Seateun, overpowered Amr Asrawy and Sherif Makhlouf by two sets to one in the final to see two British players (the other being Felix Gill) celebrating success in the Egyptian capital.
18-year-old Jack Pinnington Jones won his second M15 title, following his win in Antalya in October. The Surrey local, who is supported by the LTA’s Pro-Scholarship Programme for 2021, defeated Romanian Nicholas David Ionel 7-6 (3), 6-1 in the final. Pinnington Jones had a close match again fellow Brit Charles Broom in the semi final, coming out on top 7-5, 6-2.
Jay Clarke was in action the ATP Challenger event in Bahrain, reaching the semi-final where he came up against Indian 6th seed Ramkumar Ramanathan. Clarke took the first set 5-7, before going down 6-3,6-2, with Ramanathan going on to win the title.
Amelia Bissett and her French doubles partner Anaelle Leclercq were crowned champions in the W15 Cancun doubles event, winning the final in straight sets. Giles Hussey reached the final of the M15 Cancun event and suffered a narrow loss to Nam Hoang Ly in the final.
There are seven Brits in action at the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Aksa Dogalgaz Open in Turkey which started on the weekend with the latter stages of the competition to be contested during the early part of this week. Ben Bartram is aiming to try and make it back-to-back Junior Singles titles after his win in Turkey at the end of last week.
Elsewhere, Emma Raducanu was in action in the Royal Albert Hall Exhibition where she defeated Romania's world No 85 Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-3 7-6 (7-3).
What is happening this week in British Tennis?
Back to the quarter finals of the Davis Cup Finals by Rakuten, Britain will face Germany in Innsbruck on Tuesday.
Brits in action on ITF Tour
W25 Jablonec and Nison – Sarah Beth Grey
M15 Heraklion – Sean Hodkin, William McLennaghan, Adam Jones
M15 Monastir – Roan Jones
M15 Santo Domingo – Louis Allan
W15 Antalya – Carla Nokes
W15 Cancun – Amelia Bissett
W15 – Heraklion – Graziella Barrett, Lauryn John-Baptiste
W15 Monastir – Anna Brogan, Eliz Maloney