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Tennis | Challengers & ITF Spherical Ups | Baker claims ITF Boca Raton title

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By Glenys Furness

  • Blu Baker claims ITF title
  • Brit was fifth seed
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA – Blue Baker entered the ITF occasion and was the fifth seed. The Brit defeated the second seed en route.

Brit of the Week

Blue Baker entered the ITF occasion in Florida and was the fifth seed. The Brit drew qualifier Federico Boscorino within the first spherical. The Argentine stayed with the Brit at the beginning of the primary set. Baker secured the very important break of serve and took the lead. The second set noticed Baker dominate the Argentine, who was unable to carry serve. The fifth seed progressed into the second spherical in straight units 6-3, 6-0.

Within the second spherical Baker was in opposition to Yannik Rahman. The American junior shocked the Brit and broke serve within the first set to take the lead. The fifth seed re-grouped within the second set and dominated Rahman, who was now struggling to get something on the Brit’s recreation. Baker leveled as much as take the match to the space. The Brit was now in management, and broke early to seal the win and transfer into the following spherical 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

The quarter-final noticed the Brit in opposition to Axel Nefve. The American had defeated the third seed within the earlier spherical, however Baker was not within the temper for failure. The fifth seed dominated the match from the beginning. Nefve struggled to get into the match, while Baker was cruising by to the following spherical 6-2, 6-2.

Within the semi-final Baker was in opposition to the second seed Roberto Cid Subervi. The Dominican ought to have been the favourite for this match up, however the Brit had not learn the script. Baker dominated the second seed proper from the outset. It doesn’t matter what Cid Subervi tried he was unable to get something onto the sport of the Brit. Baker moved into the ultimate 6-1, 6-2.

The ultimate noticed the seed in opposition to unseeded Swede Arvid Nordquist. The primary set was very shut, as each went toe to toe. Ultimately, a tiebreak ensued which the Brit eased by and took the lead. The second set noticed Baker dominate and the Swede was unable to stick with him. Baker lifted the title in straight units 7-6(4), 6-2.

Challengers & ITF Spherical Ups

Jay Clarke was defeated by Adrian Andreev within the first spherical in Helsinki 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.

Sarah Beth Gray was defeated by Malene Helgo within the first spherical in Helsinki 6-1 (RET).

Ryan Peniston was defeated by Yannick Hanfmann within the second spherical in Helsinki 6-3, 6-4.

Paul Jubb was defeated by August Holmgren within the first spherical in Champaign 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Aidan McHugh was defeated by Aleksandar Vukic within the first spherical in Champaign 6-2, 6-4.

Charles Broom was defeated by Michael Mmoh within the quarterfinal in Drummondville 6-0, 7-5.

Freddy Blaydes was defeated by Karim-Mohamed Maamoun within the first spherical in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-1, 6-2.

Billy Blaydes was defeated by Jeong Yeongseok within the second spherical in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-5, 6-2.

Alastair Grey was defeated by Amr Elsayed within the second spherical in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-3.

Adam Jones was defeated by Daniel Cukierman within the second spherical in Heraklion 6-4, 6-1.

Billy Harris was defeated by Jakub Mensik within the second spherical in Heraklion 6-3, 6-4.

Hamish Stewart was defeated by Ronald Hohmann within the first spherical in East Lansing 7-6(1), 6-7(4), 6-3.

Joshua Goodger was defeated by David Saye within the first spherical in East Lansing 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Emile Hudd was defeated by Ronald Hohmann within the second spherical in East Lansing 7-6(2), 6-4.

Ben Jones was defeated by Alex Michelsen within the quarterfinal in East Lansing 6-4, 6-1.

Mark Whitehouse was defeated by Kyle Seelig within the first spherical in Traralgon 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Naiktha Bains was defeated by Priska Madelyn Nugroho within the closing in Traralgon 6-4, 6-4.

Felix Gill was defeated by Amaury Raynel within the first spherical in Monastir 6-3, 1-0 (RET).

Freya Christie was defeated by Anika Yaskova within the first spherical in Bratislava 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5).

Maia Lumsden was defeated by Daria Snigur within the second spherical in Bratislava 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Emily Appleton was defeated by Anna Brogan within the first spherical in Meitar 6-2, 6-1.

Anna Brogan was defeated by Ekaterina Reyngold within the quarter-final in Meitar 7-5, 6-3.

Eden Silva was defeated by Lesley Skates Kerkhove within the quarter-final in Saint Etienne 7-6(3), 6-1.

Emma Wilson was defeated by Stephanie Judith Visscher within the first spherical in Funchal 1-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Subsequent Week Brits play in Nottingham, Andria, Yokkaichi, Tunisia, Greece, Brazil, Australia, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg & Portugal.

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