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

Yesterday, 18:33
Langley School and Harleston Magpies Hockey Club are delighted to report that, building on their already close links, they have formed an association to promote the development of hockey within the school and the club by way of coaching and the sharing of facilities.  
Harleston Magpies, which since 2007 has been awarded Clubs 1s t status by England Hockey as part of Sport England Clubmark, offers the keen hockey students at Langley an outstanding opportunity to further develop and diversify their skills while at the same time opening up new opportunities. Recently four Langley students, Victoria Findlay, Toby Price, Anna Tighe and Tom Yallop, have taken advantage of this coaching to progress in England Hockey’s Single System development programme. These students all competed against 60 of the most talented youngsters within their age groups throughout the East of England over two weekends in September with Toby Price progressing to the next stage by being selected for the Saxon Tigers team to compete in the

Langley School and Harleston Magpies have built on their close links by forming an association to promote the development of hockey within the school and the club by way of coaching and the sharing of facilities.

Friday, October 17, 2014
DOUBLE: Hansells senior partner Hugh Lansdell (left) and mens Norfolk EBA President John Ottaway (right) congratulate George Hunter from Wortwell.

Wortwell bowls players returned from the presentation lunch of the Men’s Section of the Norfolk Bowls Association with two trophies.

Friday, October 10, 2014
SEASIDERS: Some of the BBDRC contingent who ran in Mablethorpe.

A Bungay Black Dog Running Club trip to take on the annual Mablethorpe Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday almost left its 19 runners plus supporters stranded 30 miles short of the start line when the coach on which they were travelling suffered a puncture en route.

Friday, October 10, 2014
CHAMPIONS: Bungays 2014 Sunshine League Division One winners. Back, left to right, Jack Newnham, Doug Skilling, Bob Wright, Richard Tuttle, Peter Taylor and Roger Bullen. Front, Terry Buck, Red Brinded, Derek Hinsley and Keith Pattrick.

Members of Bungay Bowls Club attended their annual meeting.

Most Read

49 minutes ago
Norwich City's Russell Martin celebrates opening the scoring at Carrow Road against Leeds United on Tuesday night.

Captain Russell Martin is confident things will turn in Norwich City’s favour.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°C

Digital Edition

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