The second event in Tennis Scotland’s Indoor Championships circuit concluded at the Newlands club in Glasgow on Sunday as the Open championship semi-finals and finals were played.
Nicolas Rosenzweig, the 31 year old French player now a performance coach at Stirling University, won the men’s title beating Bruce Strachan 6-4 6-1 in the final. The 23 year old Aberdonian, currently studying at Heriot Watt University, offered a good defence of his title in the opening set with a single break deciding the outcome. Rosenzweig dominated the second set to win the championship for the first time.
Grace Emma Eland, the top seed from Carlisle, took the women’s title with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Edinburgh’s Lucia Rizza who, unseeded, had won through to the final.
In the doubles events, Jennifer Steel and Caitlin Steel of the host club successfully defended their title with a straight sets 6-3 6-1 win over Emily Gates and Ellie Crosibe from Prestwick. Stirling University pair Scott MacAulay and Kieran Macarty won the men’s doubles championship. The favourites beat 4th seeds Luke Laws and Callum Todd of Durham & Cleveland 6-4 6-4 in the final match. Trophies were presented by David Mazzucco, President of Tennis Scotland.
Full results can be found at Scottish Indoor Championships - Event 2
Event 3 starts later this week with the ITF Seniors’ Championships being played at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre and David Lloyd club in Renfrew. Play starts on Thursday and continues through to finals on Sunday 18th February. Nearly 200 competitors from 11 nations have entered this year’s event.
Online entries for Event 4 – the Junior Doubles Championships are currently being accepted. The final event of the 2018 Indoors circuit will be played on 10th and 11th March at Scotstoun with entry closing on Wednesday 28th February.
Pictured above - Men's Singles Winner - Nic Rosenzweig
Women's Singles Winner - Grace Eland
Women's Doubles Winners - Caitlin & Jennifer Steel
Men's Doubles Winners - Scott MacAulay & Kieran Macarty