Search

ITF circuit final defeat is best of the year for Alpington’s Richard Bloomfield

13:02 23 February 2012

Aplington

Aplington's Richard Bloomfield pulled out a season's best result.

Archant

Richard Bloomfield lost in the final of a $15,000 futures tournament in Zagreb – his best result on the ITF circuit in 2012 so far.

Alpington’s Bloomfield strung four wins together to reach the final, where he lost to Marek Michalicka after leading by a set. The Norfolk man had looked on course for victory after taking the opening set 6-3, but Michalicka, who ousted top seed Josh Goodall from Hampshire early on, came storming back to take the next two 6-2, 6-0.

Despite the defeat, it was an encouraging week for Bloomfield, who upset second seed Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in his first match of the week. The 
28-year-old from Alpington showed glimpses of his old self as he powered past Basic, who is ranked 200 places higher at number 281 in the world.

A comprehensive 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Basic’s compatriot Aldin Setkic in round two led to a first ITF quarter-final appearance of the year for Bloomfield and he improved on that with victory over a third Bosnian, Damir Dzumhur 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

French qualifier Jules Marie was swept aside in straight sets in the semi-final before the loss to Michalicka brought his fine run to an end. Bloomfield now has the option of a second tournament at the same venue to capitalise on his recent momentum.

0 comments

Other Beccles and Bungay sport

10:44
Prize winners at Topcroft CC presentation evening.

Topcroft Cricket Club held their end of season dinner at Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club.

10:08
Councillor Becky Hopfensperger (second right) presenting a cheque for £2,000 to Beccles Rugby Club's Director of Rugby Chris Capps-Jenner.

Beccles Rugby Club has won the Suffolk Community Foundation Working Together Award for their work with school children within the local schools in and around Beccles.

09:49
Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the Aviva Premiership Trophy for the event, pictured with the Langley team. Picture: Trevor Jackon

The Aviva Premiership trophy was one of the special guests at the second annual Nationwide Under-15s Rugby Festival hosted by Langley School.

Yesterday, 16:15
Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the Aviva Premiership Trophy for the event, pictured with the Langley team. Picture: Trevor Jackon

The Aviva Premiership trophy was one of the special guests at the second annual Nationwide Under-15s Rugby Festival hosted by Langley School.

Most Read

08:30
Lee Smith in action for Lowestoft against Oxford City.

Lowestoft Town forward Lee Smith admitted it was an “easy decision” to re-sign for the Blues, just 11 months after he had left Crown Meadow for Biggleswade.

Read more
Friday, February 18, 2011
Darren Maeer.

Chelmsford 19, Beccles 17

Read more
09:49
Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the Aviva Premiership Trophy for the event, pictured with the Langley team. Picture: Trevor Jackon

The Aviva Premiership trophy was one of the special guests at the second annual Nationwide Under-15s Rugby Festival hosted by Langley School.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:15
Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the Aviva Premiership Trophy for the event, pictured with the Langley team. Picture: Trevor Jackon

The Aviva Premiership trophy was one of the special guests at the second annual Nationwide Under-15s Rugby Festival hosted by Langley School.

Read more
10:08
Councillor Becky Hopfensperger (second right) presenting a cheque for £2,000 to Beccles Rugby Club's Director of Rugby Chris Capps-Jenner.

Beccles Rugby Club has won the Suffolk Community Foundation Working Together Award for their work with school children within the local schools in and around Beccles.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition