The quarter-final stage kicked of on Thursday with some superb games played out!
First up was Julian Cash, the highest ranked player in the men’s draw, he impressed as he defeated Jack Gibbens in straight sets. He dominated throughout as he won 6-2, 6-0 to qualify for the semi-final.
Emily Appleton made her fifth straight semi-final at the UKPL 2021 as she beat Freya Christie in a brilliant match. It ended 6-2, 3-6, 10-6, but in reality it was a tightly fought contest of the highest quality. Appleton’s big hitting was countered by Christie’s stern defence. Appleton will face Millie Bissett who defeated Jasmine Conway in the other stand out game of the day.
16-year-old Conway has impressed this week but Millie Bissett proved one step too far on her debut. Bissett ended up winning a up and down match 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 to set up a mouth watering match against Emily Appleton.
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Sonay Kartal overcame Eliz Maloney in a straight set victory, Maloney fell away in the second set after being broken late on in the first. She will be disappointed but Kartal will face debutant Grace Piper in her semi-final.
Piper looked confident as she swept Anna Brogan aside 6-0, 6-3. In particular the first set was where she impressed with some clinical tennis, making all three of her break points count.
Lui Maxted set up a match with the in-form Charles Broom as he beat the fiery Oscar Weightman 6-3, 6-3. Maxted has looked good all week with some impressive results featuring great winners and confident net play. His opponent Charles Broom disposed of Josh Paris in a similar fashion. The semi-final promises to be a cracker.
Julian Cash vs Jack Gibbens 6-2, 6-0
Holly Hutchinson vs Danielle Daley 6-3, 6-3
Amelia Bissett vs Jasmine Conway 7-6, 4-6, 10-2
Eliz Maloney vs Sonay Kartal 5-7, 0-6
Charles Broom vs Josh Paris 6-2, 6-2
Lui Maxted vs Oscar Weightman 6-3, 6-3
Emily Appleton vs Freya Christie 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
Nadia Rawson vs Emma Wilson 6-3, 4-6, 10-4
Anna Brogan vs Grace Piper 0-6, 3-6
Llewelyn Bevan vs Patrick Foley 3-6, 3-6
Max Basing vs Sean Hodkin
Tom Hands vs Micheal Shaw