British trio deliver hat-trick of trophies
Originally published on: 26/02/10 14:11
Mel South, Josh Goodall and Sarah Borwell ensured Britain a hat-trick of silverware last weekend as all three won singles titles.
South, from Surrey, leapfrogged Naomi Cavaday into fourth place in the British womens rankings after she won a $25,000 event in Australia, beating local Christina Wheeler 6-4 in the decider in the final. The 21-year-old also won the doubles event with Aussie Monique Adamczak.
Durham and Clevelands Borwell and Goodall, from Hampshire, made sure both mens and womens Futures titles stayed on home soil in Bath.
Top seed Borwell beat Stephanie Vongsouthi to win her first title of the year, while Goodall beat British No.4 Richard Bloomfield in the mens final.
British No.6 Borwell has had a decent couple of weeks she made the final of a Futures event in Dijon, France, seven days earlier.
Goodall scored a double over Norfolks Bloomfield when he teamed up with Neil Bamford to win the doubles in Bath, too. Bloomfield was partnering Lancastrian Ken Skupski.
Jamie Murray climbed five places to No.35 in the Stanford ATP doubles world rankings this week after a great run to the semis of the Indian Wells Masters Series last week.
He and Belarussian Max Mirnyi beat world No.1 pair Bob and Mike Bryan in the quarters, their second victory over the American duo this year.
Andy Murray went down to Tommy Haas in the fourth round and has slipped two spots to No.13 in the singles world rankings.
Both players move on to the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami this week (another Masters Series event), where Anne Keothavong won her qualifying first round match in the womens Tier 1 event at the same venue on Monday.
The Londoner took out 15th seed and world No.98 Catalina Castano from Colombia in three sets, while Tennishead blogger and British No.7 Anna Fitzpatrick lost 6-2, 6-3 to fifth seed Tamarine Tanasugarn from Thailand.
Keothavong is back in action on Tuesday against Aussie fourth seed and world No.79 Anastasia Rodionova.