Wimbledon 2016: Gabriella Taylor only British player left in junior competition

Gabriella Taylor
Gabriella Taylor will face the second seed Rebeka Masarova in the third round of the girls' singles
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Gabriella Taylor was the sole British player to win in junior competition at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with eight others suffering second-round defeats.

Taylor progressed to the third round of the girls' singles after beating Italian Lucrezia Stefanini 6-2 6-2.

The 18-year-old from Southampton will now face Rebeka Masarova, the second seed from Switzerland, in the last 16.

Finn Bass, Jay Clarke, Ben Draper, Luke Hammond, Ewan Moore and Ryan Storrie were all beaten in the boys' singles.

Storrie retired from his match against France's Geoffrey Blancaneaux when trailing 5-3 in the first set, while Somerset's Bass lost 6-1 7-5 to Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who is seeded fifth.

Cobham's Draper was inconsistent with his serve as he was beaten 6-3 7-6 (7-4) by France's Evan Furness and Derby's Clarke was overpowered by the Uzbek 11th seed Jurabek Karimov 7-5 6-4.

Hammond lost in straight sets, 7-5 6-1, to Mate Valkusz, the fourth seed from Hungary.

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Taylor boosted by senior experience

Taylor, who has played nine events on the senior ITF tour this year and lost in qualifying at the WTA event in Birmingham, was pleased to progress against Stefanini in windy conditions in south-west London.

"It didn't quite go the way the score showed as she was very difficult to play against," the British number nine told BBC South Today.

"I managed to get through it well and play the right tactics. For me there is no pressure as I am enjoying every minute on court."

Elsewhere in the girls' singles, Hindhead's Jodie Burrage lost to Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska 7-5 4-6 6-2 and Leeds' Francesca Jones was beaten by the American fifth seed Kayla Day 4-6 7-5 6-1.

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