The doubles semi-final line-ups at the AEGON Pro-Series Bath tennis tournaments will be confirmed later today (Thursday).
The top-flight tennis action is being played out at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and admission for spectators is free.
In the men’s €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event, Austria’s Martin Fischer and Philipp Oswald, seeded four, have already booked a place in themen’s doubles semis against Jan Hernych and David Skoch of the Czech Republic tomorrow (Friday).
Top seeds Dustin Brown (GER) and Jonathan Marray (GBR) face the British pairing of Lewis Burton and Edward Corrie in the quarter-finals in the last match of the day on court one today (Thursday).
British number three seeds Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski battle it out against Rameez Junaid (AUS) and Simon Stadler this afternoon for the remaining place in the men’s doubles semis.
Brown has already booked a place in the men’s singles quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. The five seed could face a tough contest against top-seed Andreas Beck of Germany tomorrow (Friday) – but first last year’s runner-up has to overcome Sweden’s Michael Ryderstedt on court one today.
Britain’s unseeded Jamie Baker booked a place in the quarter-finals by ousting Serbian seven seed Dusan Lajovic yesterday.
There is still local interest in women’s doubles at the $25,000 ITF Pro-Circuit event, with Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray and her per partner Emily Webley-Smith playing in the quarter-finals this afternoon against Lina Stancute (LTU) and Ana Vrljic. The British pairing won the women’s doubles title at the last week’s ITF Pro-Circuit $10,000 tournament at Bath.
There is further British interest as top seeds Melanie South (GBR) and her French partner Julie Coinface Brits Amanda Elliott and Jade Windley today for a place in the semis.
The remaining places in the singles quarter-finals are also due to be determined today. In the women’s draw, top seed Elitsa Kostova of Bulgaria is already out of contention after going down 6-4 7-6 (7) to qualifier Patrycja Sanduska of Poland.
Team Bath MCTA Academy player Samantha Murray faces number two seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands for a place in the quarters.
Today the action gets underway on four courts at the Sports Training Village at 10am. Admission is FREE for spectators throughout the AEGON Pro-Series Bath tournaments.
You can also catch the pick of the men’s action on a live webstream. For further details, including the order of play, please go to http://www.teambath.com/sport/tennis/aegon-gb-pro-series/
You can also find out more information about the competitions at http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-GB-Pro-Series/Watch-LIVE/
The tournaments reach their climax at the weekend when the schedule is as follows:
Friday 23 March
Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
Men’s and women’s doubles semi-finals
Saturday 24 March
Men’s and women’s singles semi-finals
Men’s and women’s doubles finals
Sunday 25 March
Men’s and women’s singles final
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