Egberink and Jeremiasz Pull Stunner at Doubles Masters

04 Nov 2011 By IPC

Tom Egberink of the Netherlands and Michael Jeremiasz of France stunned the defending Dutch champions Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink to win a thrilling final-set tiebreak on the second day of the Invacare Doubles Masters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Top seeds Scheffers and Vink looked to be on course for their third successive Doubles Masters final, but Egberink and Jeremiasz gathered enough poise to pull through with the 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory.

The day's other Group A match ended with 2008 champions Stefan Olsson and Peter Vikstrom of Sweden beating Frederic Cazeaudumec of France and Martin Legner of Austria, 6-2, 6-3.

The result leaves both former champions with a crucial third and final round-robin match on Friday, as the winner of the contest between Scheffers/Vink and Olsson/Vikstrom will join Egberink/Jeremiasz in Saturday's semi-finals.

Second-seeded Robin Ammerlaan of the Netherlands and Stephane Houdet of France joined Britain's Marc McCarroll and Gordon Reid in winning Thursday's Group B matches.

For the second day in a row Britain's Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley and Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands and Annick Sevenans of Belgium both faced rematches of a contest at Wimbledon back in July.

On the women’s side, Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands and Annick Sevenans of Belgium beat their British opponents Lucy Suker and Jordanne Whiley, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4.

The day's other all-Dutch women's match also went to a deciding set, as Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot fell to their compatriots Esther Vergeer and Sharon Walraven, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.

Four-time Doubles Masters champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner of the USA remained unbeaten in the quad event with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over teammate Bryan Barten and Swedish player Anders Hard.

The tournament resumes Friday with more pool play matches.