RYAN Peniston was pleased with his quarter-final display despite falling to Otto Virtanen at the LTA’s Surbiton Trophy.

Peniston fell 6-7(1) 6-3 7-6(6) to Virtanen in a thrilling contest on Centre Court.

And, despite his campaign coming to an end following a battling performance, the Great Wakering based Peniston was pleased with his performance and credited his Finnish opponent for a strong display.

He said: “I thought I played pretty well throughout the whole match.

"Otto was just serving really well, so it was tough to get anything on his service games.

“I’m pleased with how I competed for sure, but it’s tough to take the loss.

Before his exit, the 26-year-old had secured wins over second seed Adrian Mannarino and fellow Brit Jack Draper, both opponents ranked well above him in the ATP Tour rankings.

Having picked up two of the best wins of his career before another promising display, the world number 195 is keen to keep pushing on this summer and beyond.

“I’m very happy with the start to the grass season," said Peniston.

"These were my first matches at this tournament.

"It’s been a great tournament and hopefully I can be back here next year,” 

“I feel like my game is in pretty good shape, so I’m looking forward to the rest of the grass court season and hopefully I can do well in the other tournaments.”

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