British Dominate Quad Semi-Finals in Nottingham

28 Oct 2011 By IPC

British players will make up three of the four quad semi-final spots at the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament after another day of home success.

Top seed Jamie Burdekin led the way defeating fellow Briton Liam O’Reilly, 6-1, 6-0, while second seed John Parfitt also won against a compatriot, beating Anthony Cotterill, 6-4, 7-6.

Burdekin will now face fourth seed Dorrie Timmermans-Van Hall from the Netherlands for a place in the final while Parfitt will meet Adam Field, who made short work of his match against compatriot John Irving, 6-2, 6-0 at the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre.

”It’s great to see so many British quads doing well and my scoreline against Liam doesn’t reflect how well he played,” said Paralympic doubles bronze medallist Burdekin.

With the Lord Mayor of Nottingham in attendance, local player and sixth seed David Phillipson reached the quarter-finals of the men’s singles defeating Albin Batycki, 6-3, 6-1.

Joining Phillipson is British No. 1 Gordon Reid, who now faces French fifth seed Michael Jeremiasz in the last eight, after beating South Africa’s Sydwell Mathonsi, 6-0, 6-1.

British No. 3 Marc McCarroll was unable to build on a promising start against Belgian defending champion Joachim Gerard, with Gerard advancing, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. Gerard will play Dutch top seed and world No. 2 Maikel Scheffers in a rematch of their 2010 semi-final.

Meanwhile, top seed Marjolein Buis joined British top three Lucy Shuker, Jordanne Whiley and Louise Hunt in the last eight of the women’s singles, which are scheduled for Friday (28 October).

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