Alison bows out in round of 16 at Hobart

After a nice victory against Brengle, Alison sadly couldn’t qualify for the quarter-finals at Hobart. She was beaten 3-6 2-6 by Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.

Alison had an excellent start however. She was knocking on the door right in the opening game, converted her third break point and led early on by 2 games to 0. She even had a break point to make it 4-1. That didn’t happen and it had its effect on the remainder of the match. Instead of leading 4-1, a bit later it was 3 games all. Schmiedlova used her new found momentum to win the first set.

At the start of the second set Alison was playing better again but she lost two hard-fought games. This led to her trailing by 3 games to 1 in the second. From this point on, it proved to be too difficult to turn the match around.