Week 5 kicks off
The UK Pro League returned with a bang as the first day of matches brought upsets and thrills. The fifth week of this years league takes place at the Aldershot Tennis Centre.
16-year-old Jasmine Compton upset 2nd place Eliz Maloney in a high class match. Compton was eventually able to overcome the eternally stubborn defence of Maloney in a third set tiebreak to finish the match 5-7, 7-6, 11-9.
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Emily Appleton was able to overcome debutant Anna Brogan in 3 sets to win 2-6, 6-3, 10-6. Appleton is looking to extend her lead at the top of the 2021 league. After losing the first set she got off to a great start to week 5 with 2 points.
In the men’s pool A, Julian Cash defeated Oscar Weightman in a pivotal showdown. Cash started slowly but was able to claw back the second set against an increasingly frustrated Weightman. Cash won the game 6-7, 6-4, 10-6. There were also impressive straight set wins for Joshua Paris, Alexis Canter and Sonay Kartal.
Nadia Rawson (above) defeated Freya Christie 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in a tightly fought contest on court 1.
Julian Cash – Oscar Weightman (6-7, 6-4, 10-6)
Joshua Paris – LLewelyn Bevan (6-3, 6-2)
Alexis Canter – Jack Gibbens 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Sean Hodkin – Charles Broom 6-7 (4-7), 3-6
Eliz Maloney – Jasmine Conway 7-5, 6-7(3-7), 9-11
Freya Christie – Nadia Rawson 4-6, 6-4, 8-10
Holly Hutchinson – Sonay Kartal 2-6, 2-6
Emily Appleton – Anna Brogan 2-6, 6-3, 10-6