Netherlands Continues to Shine at NEC Wheelchair Masters

11 Nov 2011 By IPC

The Netherlands continued to show why it is arguably the world’s top place for Wheelchair Tennis on Thursday (10 November), as it performed a clean sweep in the women’s matches at the NEC Wheelchair Masters singles tournament in Mechelen, Belgium.

For the Dutch women, No. 1 Esther Vergeer cruised to a 6-0 6-1 victory over Belgium’s Annick Sevenans and No. 2 Jiske Griffioen defeated teammate Sharon Walraven, 6-2 7-5.

No. 3 Aniek Van Koot took a comfortable 6-2 6-2, victory over Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock and Marjolein Buis took down No. 4 Daniela di Toro of Australia, 7-5, 6-3.

In Friday’s semi-finals, Vergeer will face Buis and Griffioen will challenge van Koot.

Robin Ammerlaan, Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink – all of the Netherlands – won their matches on the men’s side, as did France’s Stephane Houdet.

Scheffers will play Vink and Houdet will oppose Ammerlaan in the semi-finals Friday.

In the quads competition, Israel’s Noam Gershony will play Great Britain’s Andrew Lapthorne for the title Friday.