Reid, Montjane, Barten Win PTR Championships21 Sep 2011 By IPC
Great Britain's Gordon Reid won his third successive Fall Southern PTR Championships men's singles title on Sunday (18 September) in South Carolina, USA, while Kgothatso Montjane won her first International Tennis Federation (ITF) 2 Series tournament outside of her native South Africa and American Bryan Barten won the quad singles title for the third year in a row.
Reid's title defence survived a stern challenge in the final as the former world No. 1 ranked junior went head-to-head with current world No. 1 ranked junior Gustavo Fernandez. However, Reid eventually managed to come out on top in a deciding set to prevail 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
Reid's fellow Briton, Lucy Shuker, also went into the women's final bidding for her third successive singles title in Hilton Head, but after another titanic battle she was eventually dethroned as Montjane clinched the third ITF 2 title of her career 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.
A week earlier Shuker had edged Montjane in three sets to retain her Tennis Canada International title in Montreal, where Lucas Sithole won the quad singles title. Sithole made a bold attempt at adding the quad singles title in Hilton Head too, but eventually came up just short as American world No. 8 Bryan Barten justified his top seeding to clinch his third successive crown in South Carolina 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
With three Britons in the men's doubles final, Reid and Marc McCarroll retained their title after splitting the opening two sets against Fernandez and David Phillipson. However, Fernandez then had to retire, handing victory to the all-British second seeds after he and Phillipson had defeated Japanese top seeds Yoshinobu Fujimoto and Satoshi Saida in the semi-finals.
While her bid for a third successive women's singles title narrowly failed, Shuker did win the women's doubles title for the third year in a row as she and Louise Hunt followed up their victory in Montreal a week earlier.
An all-American quad doubles final ended with second seeds Barten and Marc McLean edging Greg Hasterok and David Jordan 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.