Richard Bloomfield to defend title of Aegon British Tour event in Easton

Norfolk tennis players taking part in the 2014 Aegon British Tour tournament at Easton College. Rich

Norfolk tennis players taking part in the 2014 Aegon British Tour tournament at Easton College. Richard Bloomfield. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Norfolk number one Richard Bloomfield will defend his men's singles title at the Aegon British Tour event at Easton tomorrow.

The 31-year-old, from Alpington, made it through to the final of his home event earlier today by beating county team-mate Will Davies.

The 16-year-old was beaten 6-3 6-1 by Bloomfield at Easton Tennis Centre, having beaten Luke Stevenson 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the quarter-finals earlier in the day. Bloomfield received a walkover in the quarters. He will face 17-year-old sixth seed James Ling in the final on Saturday morning, which is scheduled for 10am.

Bloomfield went into the tournament in second position in the overall Aegon British Tour leaderboard, the winner of which can win a Wimbledon wildcard.

Former WTA ranked player Helen Parish, from Essex, reached the women's singles final with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Jennifer Timotin in the semi-finals.


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The 24-year-old will face Lancashire 16-year-old Lauren Dowling in tomorrow's final – also scheduled for 10am – who beat 20-year-old Lauren Harrington 6-1 6-2 in the semis.

Both men's and women's finals can be watched at Easton Tennis Centre.

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