Day 2 was certainly a day of elite-class tennis on both courts as we saw thrillers and hard fought wins throughout the day.
Two matches stood out however, with Freya Christie fighting back from a set down to win a extremely tense championship tiebreak against debutant Grace Piper 3-6, 7-5 10-8. Christie was struggling to convert her match point in the third set. Piper smashed into the net to complete the comeback in what was a must win game for Christie.
The other was Lui Maxted’s clash against Alexis Canter in pool C. Another comeback saw Maxted come home 4-6, 6-4, 10-2. The quality on show from both sides was remarkable but Maxted shone through with some brilliant volleying and timing at the net. This was the first game of week 5 for the 17-year-old and the impressive win puts him in a good place to reach the quarter-finals.
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Elsewhere there was a dominant straight-set win for Emily Appleton over Danielle Daley 6-0, 6-2, Appleton making it 2 from 2 and qualifying top of her pool. In the early game on court 1, Joshua Paris retired with a back issue meaning he will have to win on Thursday to qualify. Eliz Maloney returned to winning ways, with a win over Emma Wilson.
Day 3 stands to be a pivotal day for many Pools as some players will find themselves in must win matches if they want to qualify for the quarter-finals!! Join us live at 11:00 and find the livestreams on our youtube channel!!
Joshua Paris v Max Basing 6-7, 0-1 (Paris Retired)
Julian Cash v Tom Hands 6-4, 6-4
Freya Christie v Grace Piper 3-6, 7-5, 10-8
Alexis Canter v Lui Maxted 6-4, 4-6, 2-10
Emily Appleton v Danielle Daley 6-0, 6-2
Eliz Maloney v Emma Wilson 6-4, 6-3
Holly Hutchinson v Millie Bissett 7-6, 7-5