Ed Corrie edges Dan Smethurst in a heart-breaking semi-final in Canada F2, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 - after Dan served for the match and lead for most of the match until the tie-break.
Marcus Willis won the Tipton $10k this week.
With the likes of Corrie, Cox and Smethurst abroad the foreigners have dominated this set of British futures (the likes of Milton and Rice have made SFs but I think all three finals were contested by foreigners). He beat Irishman Sam Barry in the final (great week for him), who beat top seed Rice in the SFs.
However Golding and Edmund both suffered shock defeats early on in their tournaments (Oli did bounce back to win the doubles). Both have had pretty good seasons so far though, so hopefully just minor setbacks. Oli was playing the under-ranked Petrovic (very nearly beat Ward in a Challenger SF last year - 0-6, 7-6, 6-0).
So, good weeks for Marcus (18), Ed (15+ - final tomorrow), Dan (8) and Rice (6).
Ed has actually done very well to defend the bulk of the points he won early 2013 (where he dominated the British futures) - despite few titles he's consistently gone deep and after this I think he has little to defend for a while, so he's in good shape to crack the top 300 now.