Alicia Barnett claims Egyptian crown as Team Bath Tennis player wins ITF Sharm-El-Sheikh women’s doubles title with Yuriko Miyazaki

27 March 2021

Team Bath Tennis ace Alicia Barnett continued her fine form during 2021 by claiming the women’s doubles title at the ITF Sharm-El-Sheikh tournament in Egypt.

Barnett, who is coached by Ian MacDonald, and partner Yuriko Miyazaki didn’t drop a set all week as they underlined their status as top seeds in the draw.

After starting their week with a 6-0 6-2 victory over Anna Borovinskaya and Laure Line Glaude, Barnett and Miyazaki overcame Lee Ya-Hsuan and Aline Thommen 6-3, 7-6(4) to reach the semi-finals.

A 6-1 6-4 win against Funa Kozaki and Thaisa Grana Pedretti set up a trophy showdown against Yeon Woo Ku and Raphelle Lacasse, who stayed in the contest early on before Barnett and Miyazaki stamped their authority to secure the title with a 6-4 6-1 success.

Team Bath touring professional Liam Broady, who is coached by David Sammel, has also made a good start to the year and qualified for the main draw at the Miami Open in the United States.

He put up a strong fight against Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanović, ranked 46 in the world, and won the second set on a tie-break before going down 5-7 7-6(5) 1-6.

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