Surbiton | Ebden cruises, Burrage and Watson fall

Second seed Matt Ebden of Australia was in imperious form on a rain-affected day at the Surbiton Trophy, dropping just two games as he eased past Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy 6-2 6-0 in 54 minutes in his second round match.

Great Britain’s Jodie Burrage suffered a tough loss against Vera Lapko in the opening match on Court 1. The London-based player served for the match and held four match points in her 7-5 6-7(8) 7-6(6) defeat by the Belarusian.

There was also disappointment for her compatriot Andrew Watson, who advanced through qualifying on Monday, as he fell 6-2 6-2 to Yunseong Chung.
However a British victory in the doubles after Katy Dunne and Emily Webley-Smith overcame Alexa Guarachi and Erin Routliffe 7-6(4) 2-6 [10-4].
In addition wins for former world No.12 Viktor Troicki, who battled back from a set down to defeat Jurij Rodionov 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2, and Lukas Lacko, who knocked out No.13 seed Peter Gojowczyk in two tiebreak sets.

Just nine matches were completed on Tuesday due to rain.



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