Tennis

Wheelchair tennis tournament underway on Hilton Head Island

sports@islandpacket.comSeptember 13, 2013 

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Doubles team Shelby Baron, left, and Emmy Kaiser, right exchange a high five Thursday afternoon during their Women's Wheelchair Open Doubles quarterfinals match against Francisca Mardones and Isabel M. Aguirre Ahrens at the PTR Wheelchair Championships in Chaplin Park on Hilton Head Island. Kaiser and Baron won the match 7-5, 6-3.

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Top-seeded Gordon Reid easily dispatched John Becker 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday at Chaplin Park as the four-time defending champion opened his quest for title No. 5 at the Professional Tennis Registry's $17,500 Wheelchair Championships.

In another big match in the men's open singles division on the first day of the tournament, third-seeded Ben Weekes eliminated 15-year-old Chris Herman, 7-5, 6-1.

Herman recently competed at Wimbledon, medaled in the London Paralympics and was trying to push his tournament winning streak to five.

Lucy Shuker, the top seed in the women's open singles, had a bye Thursday and plays at noon Friday.

There were few upsets on Day 1, although in women's doubles, the two top-seeded teams were eliminiated in the semifinals.

In the women's A singles, Valeria Reyes-Chian knocked off second-seeded Veronica Grove 6-4, 6-4.

PTR $17,500 Wheelchair Championships

Thursday at Chaplin Park and Hilton Head Island Motorcoach, Hilton Head Island

Men's Wheelchair Open Singles

Round of 16

(2) Miki Takuya d. Mauricio Pomme 6-0; 6-2

Alex Adewale d. Elicier Barrios Def (ns)

(4) Marc McCarroll d. Pedro Rocha 6-1; 6-1

Daniel Caverzaschi d. David Dalmasso 6-1; 4-6; 6-4

Lahcen Majdi d. Carlos Santos 6-2; 4-6; 6-4

(3) Ben Weekes d. Chris Herman 7-5; 6-1

Steve Baldwin d. Anthony Lara 6-4; 6-1

(1) Gordon Reid d. John Becker 6-0; 6-2

Men's Wheelchair A Singles

Quarterfinals

(2) David Rogers d. Cristobal Rivera 6-0; 7-5

(3) Larry Keeter d. Donald Shapiro 6-3; 6-2

(4) Atif Moon d. Russell Rodriguez 6-3; 6-2

(1) Daniel Lachman d. Miles Thompson 6-3; 6-7(8); 6-2

Round of 16

Cristobal Rivera d. Mark Jenkinson 6-1; 6-1

Donald Shapiro d. David Gant 6-1; 6-3

Russell Rodriguez d. Steve OBrien 6-1; 6-0

Miles Thompson d. Mike Sells 6-2; 6-3

Men's Wheelchair B Singles

Round of 16

James Whitlock d. Casey Ratzlaff 6-4; 6-4

Men's Wheelchair C Singles

Quarterfinals

Conner Stroud d. Thomas Dodd 6-2; 6-3

Cole Wooten d. Roger Sorg, WD (emergency)

Women's Wheelchair Open Singles

Round of 16

(2) Jordanne Whiley d. Jan Proctor 6-1; 6-1

Marianne Page d. Elizabeth Williams 6-2; 6-2

(4) Emmy Kaiser d. Annabelle Ribeaud 6-0; 6-0

Mackenzie Soldan d. Macarena Cabrillana 6-3; 6-2

Jessica Sporte d. Isabel Aguirre Ahrens 6-0; 6-4

(3) Francisca Mardones d. Katherine Stuteville 6-0; 6-2

Shelby Baron d. Karolina Lingyte 6-3; 6-2

Women's Wheelchair A Singles

Quarterfinals

Valeria Reyes-Chian d. (2) Veronica Grove 6-4; 6-4

Auburn Smith d. Kirsten Sharp 6-4; 6-1

Meghan McCabe d. Amy Burnett 6-1; 6-0

Men's Wheelchair Open Doubles

Quarterfinals

(2) Takuya/Weekes d. Baldwin/Herman 6-1; 6-3

Pomme/Santos d. Adewale/Caverzasch 6-3; 6-4

Dalmasso/Majdi d. Becker/Lachman 6-3; 6-1

(1) McCarroll/Reid d. Lara/Rocha 6-0; 6-0

Men's Wheelchair B Doubles

Quarterfinals

Hawkins/Spence d. Schreiber/Seidemann 6-1; 6-2

Hall/Whitlock d. Chapman/Chapman 6-4; 4-6; 7-6(6)

Women's Wheelchair Open Doubles

Quarterfinals

Baron/Kaiser d. (2) Aguirre Ahrens/Mardones 7-5; 6-3

Lingyte/Soldan d. Cabrillana/Ribeaud 6-2; 6-1

Stuteville/Williams d. Proctor/Seidemann 6-3; 3-6; 6-1

(1) Shuker/Whiley d. Page/Sporte 6-0; 6-0

Quad Wheelchair Open Singles

Round of 16

Marc McLean d. Michael Sullivan 6-2; 6-0

Adrian Dieleman d. M Shoeb Khan 6-0; 6-1

Steven Baxter d. Pani Herath 6-2; 6-2

Gary Luker d. David Jordan 1-6; 7-5; 7-5

Quad Wheelchair Open Doubles

Quarterfinals

Barten/Jordan d. McLean/Trawalter 6-1; 6-3

Baxter/Khan d. Herath/Sullivan 6-2; 6-2

Women's Wheelchair A Doubles

Semifinals

Chapman/McCabe d. (2) Burnett/Smith 6-3; 6-3

Reyes-Chian/Sharp d. (1) Dietrichson/Grove 6-4; 7-6(4))

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