Title joy as Ewen wins doubles at Qatar Open

Ewen Lumsden won the Qatar Open doubles
Ewen Lumsden won the Qatar Open doubles

Lenzie tennis teenager Ewen Lumsden landed another international success this week when he won the doubles event at the Qatar Junior Open.

The 16-year-old teamed up with England’s Paul Jubb to lift the crown in Doha.

Ewen Lumsden won the Qatar Open doubles (pic by Tennis Scotland)

Ewen Lumsden won the Qatar Open doubles (pic by Tennis Scotland)

And Lumsden almost made it a double celebration as he got to the final of the singles event, only to lose out to playing partner Jubb.

In the singles Ewen began with a 6-0 6-0 whitewash over Qatar’s Rayyan Aljufairi in his opening match and then defeated Louis Herman (Belgium) 6-4 6-2, Matthew Johnson (South Africa) 6-2 6-2 and, in the semi-finals, fellow Brit Damian Rodriguez 6-2 7-5.

In the final Jubb took the first set 6-3, the first set Ewen had conceded in the tournament, but the Lenzie youngster stormed back to take the second 6-1 and force a decider, but Jubb prevailed 6-4.

In the doubles Lumsden and Jubb got a walkover against Christian Linge (Norway) and Ksawery Pociej (Poland) in the opening round and then defeated Louis Herman and Gauthier Onclin of Belgium 6-3 7-5.

Another straight sets win, 6-2 6-4, over Italians Riccardo Di Nocera and Guido Marson put Lumsden and Jubb through to the final against another Italian pairing in Alessio De Bernardis and Leonardo Taddia.

De Bernardis and Taddia took the first set 6-3 but Lumsden and Jubb won the second 6-4 and secured the title with a 10-3 success in the tiebreak decider.