British players enjoyed a successful week in the latest ITF World Tennis Tour event staged at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, with Arthur Fery taking the men’s singles title and Maia Lumsden narrowly losing out in a thrilling women’s singles final.
Fery, 20, claimed the biggest title of his career so far as he beat Daniel Cox 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, as the grass court tournament concluded on an indoor hard court due to the inclement weather in Nottingham.
The victory completed a breakthrough week for Fery, who started his run to the title by beating top seed Alastair Gray in the opening round before he saved match points at 5-4 in the deciding set against Cox on his way to the title.
“It was a long match and went down to the wire,” said Fery. “He struggled to close it out and I managed to break in the 5-4 game when he had match points and it helped to take me to…