22nd February, 2022

Week 3 | Day 3: Pools decided as Banks, Murphy, Stresnakova and Cash win

On a pivotal day 3 in week 3 of the UK Pro League all 8 pools were decided as wins for Marni Banks, Brandon Murphy, Katie Strensakova, Julian Cash and Danielle Daley sealed their quarter final spots for Wednesday’s action.

Banks, who reached a CH Junior ranking of 40 in 2020, clinched her quarter-final spot in her debut week at the UK Pro League by defeating Nadia Rawson 6-2, 6-1. The 19-year-old started off with a wrong foot, was broken straight away in her first service game, but managed to turn it around very quickly and won in straight sets after just one hour.

A wrist injury didn’t stop week 2 winner Brandon Murphy serving 20 aces in his 2 sets victory over Dan Little. In a first set of with no break of serve, the 21-year-old saved 4 set points and shifted the momentum to convert the first and only set point he had. In the second set, he managed to break Little early on and storm through with two out of two wins in the group stage.

Over on court 2, Julian Cash won a monumental two hour and ten-minute battle against William Jansen, coming from a set down and facing set point in the second set tie-break. The Brighton star was rewarded with two points to reach the top spot of pool C and will face Josh Paris tomorrow.

Stresnakova and Daley bounced back from their losses and got two solid wins over teenagers Purser and Smith. There were also wins for Alexis Canter, Charlie Broom, Maddie Brooks and they all progress to the quarter-finals and will face Brandon Murphy, William Jansen and Andre Lukosiute respectively.

All the action on quarter finals day will start from 10am exclusively on the Tennis Channel and BT Sport Extra tomorrow morning.

Day 3 results

  • Charles Broom bt Tom Hands 7-6(5), 6-4
  • Alexis Canter bt Samm Butler 6-2, 7-6(6)
  • Marni Banks bt Nadia Rawson 6-2, 6-1
  • Danielle Daley bt Hannah Smith 6-2, 6-1
  • Brandon Murphy bt Dan Little 7-6(6), 6-3
  • Julian Cash bt William Jansen 6(4)-7, 7-6(6), 10-6
  • Katie Stresnakova bt Issey Purser 6-1, 6-2
  • Maddie Brooks bt Michelle Dzjchangirova 6-4, 6-0