Some of the brightest prospects and top players in Scottish tennis will assemble at Craiglockhart this weekend aiming to emerge with the new title of Tennis Scotland Open Tour Master – Scottish National Championships.
The culmination of the enhanced Tennis Scotland Open Tour 2018, the Masters is the finale of the new nationwide progressive tournament structure which returned for a second year after the fantastic success of the pilot in 2017.
The open event will feature men's and women's singles and doubles in knockout competition format, with play commencing on Friday evening (Doubles only) and continuing on Saturday and Sunday, with semi-finals and finals on the final day. Last year's singles champions were Robert Leck and Zoe Moffat, with Moffat returning to defend her title this weekend in the bottom half of the women's singles draw.
Seeded entries are:
- Men's singles:, James Mackinlay, Nicolas Rosenzweig and Matthew Hollingworth
- Women's singles: Maia Lumsden and Natasha Fourouclas
- Men's Doubles: James Mackinlay & Patrick Young, and Daniel Gunn & Reuben Henry
All tournament information and the full draw can be viewed at: https://bit.ly/2QLV2JP
Previewing the weekend's action, Tennis Scotland's Blane Dodds said: "We are in for a cracking weekend of competition in what is a tremendous showcase of the depth of talent in tennis in Scotland.
"The Tennis Scotland Open Tour, following last year's pilot, was been a huge success and we are committed further investing and innovating to grow the competition. A huge thanks must go to all the team who work so hard to deliver it and give the players the best possible platform to play."