Injured Jack Loutit, Edward Winter lose in Wimbledon boys' doubles quarters
Jack Loutit and Edward Winter have been knocked out of the boys’ doubles at Wimbledon at the quarterfinal stage, losing to Sebastian Gorzny and Alex Michelsen from the USA 6-1 6-4.
Having had two impressive wins to get to the last eight, the Kiwi/ Australian team went down in 57 minutes, although they weren’t helped by an injury Loutit picked up late in the first set.
When serving at 0-5 and 40-15, Loutit rolled his left ankle hitting a forehand from the back of the court, which required medical treatment.
Even though he battled on, Loutit was clearly bothered by the injury and unable to jump from his left foot.
Despite this, Loutit and Winter were more competitive in the second set, although they had their serves broken twice, compared to the Americans doing it just once.
Meanwhile, New Zealander Aisha Das, who is playing in the girls’ 14s, lost her first round robin match 6-2 6-7(3) to Britain’s Mika Stojsavljevic.
After a nervous looking start, where she struggled to deal with her opponent’s powerful forehand, Das, from Auckland, worked her way into the match and narrowly lost the second set.
In her second match, against Andreea Diana Soare from Romania, Das lost 6-4 6-4.