Athletes in Wheelchair Tennis gave their best swings on the courts over the past weekend during tournaments in Italy and USA.
At the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour International Tennis Federation (ITF) One Series event, Dutch athletes Ronald Vink and Aniek van Koot both took the wins at the high-performance competition. Van Koot won in the Women’s Singles as she faced a tough challenge from her compatriot and fourth seed Marjolein Buis to earn a 6:2, 6:4 victory. Vink ensured a big move in his ranking as he won in the Men’s Main Draw against Martin Legner from Austria 1:6, 6:4, 6:1.
The event, called the Cajun Classic, took place from 21-25 April in Baton Rouge, USA.
At the first International Wheelchair Tennis BNL Tournament in Rome, Italy, on 24 April, the semifinals were delayed, however quickly were underway once the rain had ended. In the first match between Spain’s Francisco Tur and Slovakia’s Josef Felix, Tur had a great start to win the first set 6:4, but Felix fought back to win the second set and the deciding tiebreak in the third set after an exciting contest to the very last point.
In the second semifinal, Italy’s Fabian Mazzei failed in defeating Poland’s top seed Piotr Jaroszewski, with Jaroszewski winning 2:6, 6:4, 7:6 (10:8).
The two finalists took to the court in the evening, with Felix winning against Jaroszewski 7:5, 6:0.
At the moment, the ITF Series Two Israel Open 2010 is underway until 30 April in Tel Aviv, Israel.