Brace of wins for Feely in Glasgow Tour

Laura Feely

Laura Feely

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Local tennis player Laura Feely has recently been in action at the Glasgow British Tour.

Playing in the main draw, Feely went up against Nicola Tweedy in her first match and raced into a 3-0 lead when her opponent unfortunately had to retire through injury.

In her next match against Glasgow’s Ellie Burn, Feely carried on where she left off by claiming an impressive 6-1, 7-5 victory to book her place in the quarter-finals.

In the last eight the Manx player was pitted against the number four seed Eleanor Scarffe of North Wales and, in an epic and extremely tough match lasting three and a half hours, Feely eventually triumphed 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

After a short break Laura was soon back in action in the semi-finals where she went head-to-head with the No2 seed Grace Dixon (North East).

Feely struggled to get going and lost the first set 6-0, however she regrouped and managed to fight back, pushing Dixon all the way before eventually going down narrowly 7-5 in the second.

Despite the defeat, Feely was very pleased to record a couple of rating wins and collect some valuable national ranking points which have moved her well into the top 100.

Laura would like to thank her sponsors Auxesia Ltd for all the support and help they provide, as well as Albany Tennis Club.

Feely will next be competing in a grade one British tour before representing the Isle of Man in the Winter County Cup.

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