Harriet Darth and Jodie Burridge advance to Eastbourne, but Heather Watson knocks out | Tennis news

Jodie Burridge and Harriet Darth advanced to Rothesay International Eastbourne, but Heather Watson eliminated; in the men’s draw, Jack Draper won, but Jay Clark was defeated because he missed the chance to face top-ranked British comrade Cameron Nori on Wednesday; Dan Evans in action on Tuesday

Last updated: 21/06/22 00:08

Harriet Darth tackled three setters against Madison Brengle

Harriet Darth tackled three setters against Madison Brengle

Jodie Burridge and Harriet Darth secured victories in the first round of Rothesay International Eastbourne.

Ilkley Trophy runner-up Burrage responded with a set-up of 5-3 to beat top 100 player Petra Martic 3-6 7-5 6-3 and booked a meeting with top-ranked Paula Badosa.

Darth also lost the first set to Madison Brengle, but came together to win 3-6 6-1 6-4 and win the second round against 10th-placed Jill Taichman.

Heather Watson failed to join his compatriots in the second round as he was defeated 7-6 6-4 by Rebecca Marino in the battle of the lucky losers.

Both Watson and Marino fell on the final hurdle in qualifying, but received a late call in the main draw for the last WTA event before Wimbledon.

In the men’s tournament, Jack Draper beat Jenson Brooksby 6-2 6-2 – the Briton had no breakthrough points – and will now face fourth-placed Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals.

Dan Evans is in a game on Tuesday against Adrian Manarino

Dan Evans is in a game on Tuesday against Adrian Manarino

Dan Evans, The British number two will start his campaign in Eastbourne on Tuesday, when he faces Adrian Manarino.

The recent winner in Nottingham made a late decision to play in the ATP 250 tournament after leaving Queen’s early last week.

Upper seed Cameron Noriwho says goodbye in the second round will play on wednesday and may meet evans in the final eighth.

Jay Clark missed the chance to face Nori after losing 6-1 6-3 to Brandon Nakashima.

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