Top seeds to square off in finals of Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Finals today at Hilton Head Island's Chaplin Park

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 30, 2012 

Lucy Shuker hits a return during the women's singles matches at the Fall Southern PTR $17,500 Wheelchair Championships Saturday morning at the Chaplin Park tennis courts on Hilton Head Island.


Everything played out according to seeding in the top divisions of the USTA Fall Southern Pro Tennis Registry $17,500 Wheelchair Championships on Saturday on Hilton Head Island.

In the Men's Open Singles division, second-seeded Stephen Welch beat fourth-seeded Steve Baldwin 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(3), while top-seeded Gordon Reid, the three-time defending champion, beat Frederic Cazeaudumec, 6-0, 6-0.

In the Women's Open Singles division, No. 2 Katharina Kruger downed No. 3 Francisca Mardones, 6-2, 6-2, while top-seeded Lucy Shuker, the bronze medalist at the recent London Paralympics, beat Jessica Sporte 6-0, 6-0.

Both finals are today at 11 a.m. at Chaplin Park.

In the Open Doubles divisions, the two singles finalists teamed up to win their respective titles.

The top-seeded team of Reid and Welch beat Steve Baldwin and Frederic Cazeaudumec 6-4, 6-2 to win the men's title, while No. 1 seeds Kruger and Shuker beat Francisca Mardones and Jessica Sporte 6-0, 6-2 for the women's title.

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