Bolton Arena starlet Ashley Hewitt caused one of the biggest upsets of his fledgling tennis career by beating a Davis Cup player.

The 22-year-old took on ex-top 65 player Frederico Gil and defeated him 7-5,6-1 at the Portugal 10K.

He said: "It was a great result and some of the best tennis I played.

"I was disappointed to lose out in the semi-finals."

Hewitt is currently in Ameria taking part in some tournaments to improve his rankings.

He said: "I am currently around 430 in the world but hopefully I can pick up some points here.

"The highest I have been was 350 but it is still early in the season."