Irish On Tour | February 2018 Update
Julian Bradley picked up wins in Florida and the Irish team prepares for Davis Cup
By Stephen Higgins | 31 January 2018
January was a fairly quiet month as the 2018 season got underway but there were Irish players in action around the world.
Sam Barry lost in qualifying for the Noumea Challenger and then tried to enter the ATP 250 event in Auckland via the same route. In New Zealand, the Limerick man succumbed in three sets to Rogerio Dutra Silva in Q1.
Julian Bradley started his season in Florida and entered three Futures around the state. The Dubliner had his best showing in Naples where he qualified and won five singles matches before going out in the last 16. In a solid opening week, the 25-year-old also reached the last four of the doubles alongside Fred Gil.
Simon Carr made the quarters of a Future in Cairo before Christmas. The Mullingar man then lost in qualifying for an event in Veigy-Foncenex in the third week of the month.
Elsewhere, Irish no.1 Sinead Lohan has been in action for the University of Miami over the winter and boasts an impressive win-loss record of 12-3. Osgar O’Hoisin is on the men’s roster at the University of Wisconsin and is 5-6 so far this season.
O’Hoisin has joined Simon Carr, Pete Bothwell, Sam Bothwell and Julian Bradley in Denmark this week for Ireland’s Davis Cup Group II first round tie.
I will have a full preview of the contest for you before the weekend.
All rankings as of January 29, 2018