July 2013 Newsletter

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Welcome to this months eZine

July 2013


Men’s Irish Open

The FBD Men’s Irish Open, a $15,000 ITF Futures event took place in Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club from the 20th – 27th July.

A total of seven Irish players were involved in the main draw of the singles event with BNP Paribas Academy member Sam Barry reaching the semi-finals where he was eventually defeated by the tournament’s number 1 seed, Albano Olivetti of France on a scoreline of 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-4

Daniel Cox, a winner of the event in 2010, went on to take the title when he defeated top seed Albano Olivetti in the final 6-3 6-3.

The all-Irish pairing of Colin O’Brien and John Morrissey took the doubles title  when the unseeded duo defeated the no. 2 seeds Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Britain’s Richard Gabb 6-4 6-7 (10-7).

View the singles picture gallery here and the doubles gallery here.


Success for BNP Paribas Academy members

BNP Paribas Academy members have had recent success at the Tennis Europe U14 events which took place at the National Tennis Centre in Dublin City University during July and early August.

No. 2 seed Simon Carr took the Boys Singles title in the all-Irish final  in the first week of the event when he defeated No 7 seed and fellow Academy member Sean Collins 6-4 6-0. Simon teamed up with Ewen Lumsden (GBR) in the doubles event and went on to take the title by defeating Carlos Pinedo Tejada of Spain and Lithuanians Simonas Zukauskas  6-3 3-6 10-5.

In week 2, Simon had another great week when he reached  the semi finals and was defeated by the No. 3 seed and eventual winner Alvaro Regalado Pedrol from Spain 5-7 6-0 6-3

In the Girls event, BNP Paribas Academy member Georgia Drummy  defeated the No. 3 seed Helena Jansen Figureas of Spain on a scoreline of 3-6 6-3 6-1 in week 1. Georgia with her partner Alexandra Hunter of Great Britain took the doubles title when they overcame Spains Figureas and Georgia Walker of Great Britain 7-5 6-4

In week 2 of the event, Drummy made her second final in a row but was  eventually defeated by fellow Academy member Jenny Timotin 6-1 6-2.

The two girls combined in the doubles to take the title when they defeated the no. 2 seeds Joanne Zugger of Switzerland and  Helena Jansen Figureas of Spain 6-3 6-2.

Congratulations to all Irish players involved in these events.

View the picture gallery here


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