12th May, 2023

Week 6: mid-week round-up

We’re back once again at Aldershot Tennis Centre for Week 6 and the competition is heating up!

Eliz Maloney is through the semi-finals without dropping a set all week, defeating Michelle Dzjachangirova in the quarter-finals 6-2, 6-1. Eliz is a 3-time Week Winner of the UKPL but is still yet to reach a final this year. Only Jaquelyn Ogunwale, who plays her in the semi-finals today, stands in her way of doing so this week. Ogunwale, the 18-year-old whose previous best result in the UKPL was a 4th place in week 3, is also yet to drop a set all week.

Top seed Eliz Maloney is through to the semi-finals.

Danielle Daley, despite being a good friend of Maloney’s off-court, may be one of her strongest competitors for the win. Daley also achieved straight-set wins in her pool as well as in her quarter-final against Alessia Popescu (6-4, 6-2). Daley won the Pro League for the first time in Week 3 of this year and will face Kate Mansfield, runner-up in Week 4, in the semi-finals.

Kate Mansfield is one of two 18-year-olds in this week’s semi-finals, alongside Jaquelyn Ogunwale

In the Men’s competition, Week 4 winner Louis Bowden knocked out Joe Tyler in the quarter-finals in a dominant 6-0, 6-2. Bowden received his first ATP ranking points this week, as a result of using his wildcard (a prize from winning a UKPL Week) at a recent Nottingham 25k, winning in the first round. He will surely be keen to get his hands on another wildcard by winning this week and faces Ivan Denisov in the semi-finals.

Ryan Storrie, in his first full week at the UK Pro League, is having an impressive run. He is through to the semi-finals after ending George Houghton’s hope of a second Week Win 6-4, 7-6(4) in the quarter-finals. Impressive from Storrie as Houghton sits 500 places above him in the ATP ranks. However, he will have his toughest challenge yet this week in the semi-finals, where he plays top seed Oscar Weightman, who is almost 1000 places above him in the ATP rankings.

Top seed Oscar Weightman is still in the running for the win


Tune in today to watch all the semi-finals or catch up with any action you’ve missed so far at www.ukproleague.tv