A clash of the Germans is set to be one of the highlights of AEGON Pro-Series Bath tennis as top seed Andreas Beck faces Dustin Brown at the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Friday).
The pair will battle it out on court one in the €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event in a match scheduled to get underway at midday with a place in tomorrow’s (Saturday) semi-finals at stake for the winner. Admission for spectators is free throughout the competitions.
Beck was runner-up in last season’s ATP Challenger Tour tournament at Bath. The flamboyant Brown is seeded five. The only other seed still standing in the men’s singles is Michael Berrer, another German, seeded two. He faces Laurynas Grigelis of Lithuania later today.
There are still five seeds battling it out for the semi-final places in the women’s singles draw of the $25,000 ITF Pro-Circuit event. Two seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands faces Johanna Konta of Australia, seeded eight, in the fisrt game of the day on court three. That gets underway at 11am. Bertens beat Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 yesterday.
Also starting at 11am, four seed Annika Beck of Germany faces Israel’s Julia Glushko, seeded six.
The doubles competitions reach the semi-final stage today. Dustin Brown and Britain’s Jonathan Marray, top seeds in the men’s doubles, face the British number three seed pairing of Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski for a place in tomorrow’s final.
Four seeds Martin Fischer and Philipp Oswald of Austria take on the unseeded Czech pair of Jan Hernych and David Skoch in the other semi.
In the women’s doubles, Julie Coin of France and Melanie South of Great Britain, the top seeds, face the unseeded Slovak pair Lenka Jurikova and Kristrina Kucova.
In the other semi-final, two seeds Tatjana Malek (GER) and Stephanie Vogt (LIE) face the unseeded Lina Stanciute (LTU) and Ana Vrljic (CRO), who beat Samantha Murray and Emily Webley-Smith in the quarter-finals yesterday 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
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 fina
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