Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

O'Hoisin is on top to settle score at quarter-finals

Revival: Osgar O'Hoisin staged a comeback after earlier drama
Revival: Osgar O'Hoisin staged a comeback after earlier drama

The Tournament Referee had to intervene to solve an unusual dispute in one of yesterday's boys singles quarter-finals at the House & Stock Self Storage Belfast City ITF junior tournament at Windsor.

The sole Irish survivor, top seed Osgar O'Hoisin, eventually defeated Briton Lucas Percy 6-2 6-3 to book his place in today's semi-final against American Vuk Budic.

But the referee had to step in after the players failed to agree on the score with Percy serving at 2-3 down.

Tournament Referee Ugo Lopez ruled that play should resume with Percy serving at 40-15 although O'Hoisin insisted the score was, in fact, 30-15.

After a delay of some 10 minutes, Percy held his serve to draw level but the drama didn't end there as the Irishman recovered to stage a stirring comeback.

O'Hoisin was 4-3 up and 0-40 down on his opponent's serve but he won the next four points and then served out for the match.

The other semi-final is an all-British affair between Ewan Moore and Luke Hammond.

Boys singles: quarter-finals: (GBR unless stated): Osgar O'Hoisin (Irl) bt Lucas Percy 6-2, 6-3; Vuk Budic (USA) bt Lucas Taylor 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; Ewan Moore bt Calum MacGeoch 6-2, 6-4; Luke Hammond bt Ben Draper 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles quarter-finals: William Bissett & Ben Draper bt Samuel Ferguson & Robert Leck 6-1, 6-3; James Davis & Lucas Taylor bt Linus Bergevi (Swe) & Tobias Lindberget (Swe) 6-4, 6-3; Reuben Henry & Ewan Moore bt Calum MacGeoch & Maxim Renke (Ger) 7-6, 6-1; Luke Hammond & Giles Hussey bt Shane O'Dea (Irl) & Lucas Percy 6-3, 6-7, (10-4).

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