Dutch Men Prevail on Day 2 of NEC Wheelchair Masters10 Nov 2011 By IPC
On the second day of the NEC Wheelchair Masters singles tournament in Mechelen, Belgium, the men of the Dutch delegation proved they are the ones to beat, as Maikel Scheffers, Robin Ammerlaan and Ronald Vink all won their round-robin singles matches.
Top-seeded Scheffers defeated France’s Nicolas Peifer in three sets, 1-6 6-3 6-3, while Ammerlaan defeated Japan’s Satoshi Saida in straight sets, 6-3 6-3.
Vink easily beat France’s Frederic Cattaneo, 6-2 6-2, while France’s second-ranked Stephane Houdet came away with a 4-6 7-5 6-4 victory in the other men’s singles match.
In the women’s singles competition, the Netherlands’ Esther Vergeer and Aniek van Koot and Belgium’s Annick Sevenans and Australia’s Daniela di Toro all won their matches.
The world’s No 1-ranked quads player David Wagner of the USA resumed his form after losing Tuesday (8 November) to defeat No. 2-ranked Noam Gershony of Israel in a hard-fought battle, 6-4 2-6 7-6. Great Britain’s Andrew Lapthorne defeated the USA’s Nick Taylor in the other match, 7-6 6-3.
Round-robin play will continue Thursday (10 November).