Surbiton Trophy Challenger: Dan Evans and British Teenager Isabelle Lacy Win Big
The Surbiton Trophy Challenger event kicked off with a bang as Britain’s very own Dan Evans, who is currently 25th in the world rankings, secured an easy win against his Australian opponent James McCabe. The wildcard recipient won in straight sets of 6-4 and 6-4 to advance to round two.
Ease in for Top Seed
As the top seed at the first event of the British grass-court season, it was expected that he would do well. With this being his opening match on home turf after losing out in the French Open, all eyes were on him. He didn’t disappoint!
British Teen Sensation Beats Third Seed Madison Brengle
In what could be considered one of her biggest wins so far, young talent Isabelle Lacy beat third-seeded American Madison Brengle to advance further into this competition. The qualifier made full use of her opportunity by sealing a hard-fought victory despite facing someone ranked much higher than herself.
Lacy managed to claim a three-set triumph over Brengle which ended up with scores reading 7-6 (7-2),5-7,and finally finishing off strong with a scoreline of 6-1 in her favour.
Katie Boulter and Katie Swan Also Impress In Opening Rounds
British champions Katie Boulter and Katie Swan showed their class by winning their respective matches easily against Olivia Gadecki from Australia and Carol Zhao from Canada respectively. Boulter thrashed Gadecki with ease as she won both sets convincingly at scores of 6-2 each while Swan also dominated Zhao without dropping any points scoring another convincing win at scores of 6-2 and 6-0. Things weren’t as good for former British number one Heather Watson who lost out to Australian Maddison Inglis in a hard-fought match.
Evans Misses Out On Second Round Battle
Although it was expected that Evans would face Liam Broady in the second round, things didn’t go according to plan. Canada’s Gabriel Diallo managed to pull off an upset win against the Briton with scores reading at 6-4 and 6-4 respectively.
If you’re looking for some tennis action this summer, be sure to check out Surbiton Trophy Challenger event where young talent is on full display!
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