Re: irish tennis
TENNIS: IRELAND'S Amy Bowtell made a massive breakthrough in her fledgling career on the adult pro circuit when she captured her first title on the ITF Women's Circuit on Saturday.
Bowtell, who is only 17, and Britain's Yasmin Clarke came up trumps in the doubles final in Amarante, Portugal, defeating the No 4 seeds, Austria's Katherina Negrin and Frances' Constance Sibille, on an emphatic 6-2 6-3 margin.
The Greystones right-hander and Clarke, who were unseeded, had never doubled up before, but showed excellent understanding throughout.
In addition, unseeded Bowtell reached the quarter-finals of the singles competition, bowing out the No 2 seed and eventual champion, Portugal's Magali De Lattre.
Bowtell continues her chase for additional world ranking points in this week's corresponding tournament near Lisbon.