4 days down, 3 to go here at Gosling Sports Park! The pool stages finished on Tuesday, and yesterday saw 16 men and women compete in the Quarter Finals. Our 9-12th play-offs also got underway…
Top seed Andre Lukosiute sailed through the first pool stage without a hitch; she beat Annabelle Lammas and Michelle Dzjachangirova in straight sets, thereby collecting the maximum 6 points available to advance her easily through to the Quarter Finals. Her Quarter Final match against Freya Davies was also a straight sets victory: 6-4, 6-2. She will face Danielle Daley (who also topped her pool with 6 points) in the Semi Finals on Friday.
The other Women’s Semi Final will see second seed Emma Wilson face Jaquelyn Ogunwale. Wilson is playing well, also securing the maxiumum 6 points in her pool. Newcomer Jaquelyn Ogunwale, who recently turned 18, has made waves in her first UKPL week. After coming top of her pool, she won her Quarter Final in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, against Michelle Dzjachangirova, who placed 4th in Week 2. How far will she get on her debut?
Newcomer Jaquelyn Ogunwale
In the Men’s competition, George Loffhagen will face James Davis TODAY in our first Semi Final. Loffhagen is yet to drop a set all week. James Davis is another newcomer having a strong debut. The 24 year old came second in his pool, losing only to top seed Dan Cox, but beat Ben Jones in the quarter finals 6-3, 6-2, a player who is nearly 300 ATP ranks his senior. Top seed Dan Cox will face Ivan Denisov in his Semi Final on Friday.
James Davis makes his UKPL debut
See the order of play here and results in full here
Watch all matches live and on demand here