TENNIS: Windley suffers double defeat in Korea

Jade Windley (right) with her doubles partner Sam Murray EMN-140425-104403001
Jade Windley (right) with her doubles partner Sam Murray EMN-140425-104403001
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Tattershall tennis star Jade Windley suffered double defeat at the ITF Soeul Women’s Challenger tournament as she was twice knocked out in the round of 16.

Windley, ranked 162 in the world with her doubles partner Sam Murray, was knocked out by the Korean pair of S Lee and S Jang after a titanic third-set battle which saw the Koreans come out as victors in the deciding set eventually winning by 13 games to 11.

The British pair took the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6(5) but lost the second 6-4.

In deciding sets winners must secure a margin of two games which lead to the 24-game third set.

In the singles contest, in which Windley is ranked 283 in the world, Windley came through her first match against Sweden’s Susanne Celik, winning 6-4 6-1, but was beaten by Ekaterina Yashina of Russia 3-6 7-6(6) 2-6.

Windley has now travelled to Japan where she will compete in the Kangaroo Cup International Ladies Open in the city of Gifu.