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Top seeds to square off in finals of Wheelchair Tennis Championships

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.
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. Sarah Welliver -- Staff photo

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.

Details: For complete draws and results, visit http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/tournamenthome/tournament.aspx?t=...

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