First round KO for Maia in Portugal

Maia Lumsden (pic courtesy of Tennis Scotland)
Maia Lumsden (pic courtesy of Tennis Scotland)

Lenzie’s Maia Lumsden was knocked out of the last 32 in her latest ITF tournament in Portugal.

The 19-year-old came through qualifying to reach the main draw of the $25,000 event in Figuira da Foz.

After receiving a bye in the first qualifying round she defeated Switzerland’s Lara Michel in a tight encounter, winning 6-4 5-7 7-5.

A straight sets 6-1 6-4 victory over Portugal Rita Maria Bentes de Oliveira Pinto then secured her place in the main draw.

But her run was ended by France’s Theo Gravouil - ranked almost 200 places higher - who took the opening set 6-1 and then edged through in the second set 7-5.