29 Mar Malta U18 ITF Junior Tournament
Malta U18 ITF Junior Tournament
Ciaran Fitzgerald is competing this week in the Malta U18 ITF Junior Tournament in Marsa. As seventh seed in the tournament, Fitzgerald has earned a first round bye and will face either Kyle Edmund of Great Britain or Amar Hromic of Sweden in the second round. In late 2009, Fitzgerald saw success in the 10th Torneig ITF Andorra La Vella tournament, where he won the boys doubles with Sam Barry and reached the quarterfinals of the singles draw.
Darragh Glavin was also in Malta, competing in the qualifying draw of the boys’ singles tournament. Glavin was unfortunate to suffer a 6-4 7-6(4) defeat to Stefan Toderita of Romania.
In the girls’ singles in Malta, Grainne O’Neill, Sinead Lohan and Emily Madill are all competing. O’Neill will face Solene Guyomard of France in the first round, while Lohan will take on Lenora Rossi of Switzerland and Madill will play Brenda Galea of Malta. Sinead Lohan advances to the main draw after success in the qualifying round, where she defeated the German Angelina Klimova 7-5 6-0 and Pippa Horn of Great Britain 6-3 6-4. Holly Monahan was also in the qualifiers, but suffered a first round loss at the hands of Grazia Ripepi of Italy.