9:18 pm, 28th September, 2021

Day 2 Recap: Thrilling tie-breaks and a birthday win for Dan Cox

The second day of week 8 was jammed packed with thrilling tiebreaks, with 4 of the 10 matches going to a third set. This included the opening matches on both courts went the distance, Liam Hignett and George Houghton winning their matches after they went the distance.

Hignett’s match in particular was hard-fought, only winning by a 11-9 margin. His final shot on match point was more than worthy of winning the game as a brilliant passing shot earned him his first win of week 8.

George Houghton managed to overcome the fiery Oscar Weightman in three sets to get off the mark in this week’s competition.

Up next was the second round of games from Women’s Pool C and D where Emma Wilson (Above) made it two from two and ensured she topped her group. Her 6-1, 6-0 win against Daisy Chapman was among the more dominant displays of the day.

On the other court debutant Freya Davies managed to get past the stubborn Tiffany William in an incredibly tight match. It leaves William at the bottom of group C with no wins from her two games.

Dan Cox, on his 31st birthday, secured a dominant win over George Davies 6-1, 6-0 to mark his celebrations in style.


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Lauryn John-Baptiste bounced back from an opening day defeat to Katy Dunne with a straight set victory over Maddie Brooks. During the match she pulled off the shot of the day, approaching front of the court she delicately chipped a half volley over the net.


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Vijay Prashanath further cemented himself as a front runner for this week with a 3 set victory over Michael Shaw, although it took Prashanth a tiebreak to finish the game off. Wins for Sahej Maker, Scott Duncan and Nadia Rawson rounded off an excellent day of UK Pro League action.

Full day 2 results 

Oscar Weightman vs George Houghton – 6(3)-7, 7-6(5), 7-10

Patrick Foley vs Liam Hignett – 6-3, 2-6, 9-11

Emma Wilson vs Daisy Chapman – 6-1, 6-0

Tiffany William vs Freya Davies – 6-0, 6(6) -7, 9-11 

Dan Cox vs Llewelyn Bevan – 6-1, 6-0

Vijay Prashanth vs Michael Shaw 7-5, 4-6, 10-8

Lauryn John-Baptiste vs Maddie Brooks – 6-3, 6-2

Nadia Rawson vs Amy Leather – 6-4, 7-5

Max Benaim vs Sahej Maker – 5-7, 2-6

Scott Duncan vs Ewan Moore – 6-3, 6-0

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