Ryan James Storrie pulled off a magnificent victory over the top seed in the quarter-finals of the ITF Juniors Grade 1 event in Umag, Croatia earlier today to reach the semi-finals, but Ewan Moore wasn’t so lucky against an Italian qualifier.
Luca Prevosto of Italy was over in Portugal at the ITF $10k a couple of weeks ago, where he lost 6-3 6-3 to Robbie Ridout in the final qualifying round at Valle do Lobo. The 17-year-old was too good for Ewan Moore, though, picking up a 6-2 6-4 victory against the Brit, who is bound to rise from his #96 ranking thanks to his run to the quarters here this week.
Moore is due to stay in Croatia for an ITF $10k next week, where he’ll be entering qualifying. We wish Moore all the best as he steps up to the senior tour for a week.
The real story today, though, was Ryan Storrie’s victory. The Brits was up against junior #24 Lukas Klein of Slovakia. Storrie, though, remained unfazed and secured the first set via a tiebreak before racing away with the second, winning 7-6(4) 6-1 and upping his singles points tally for the week to 80.
“What a win for Ryan!” – Mervatron, British Tennis Forums
The Brit has only lost two matches all year, and now faces Samuele Ramazzotti of Italy, ranked below the Brit, for a place in the final. Should the Brit win, he will face either Prevosto or Louis Tessa, who took out Max Stewart in the last 16.