2014/08/29

USTA-ITF Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp to take place at Mission Viejo

32 YOUTH WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE

IN 2013 USTA-ITF JUNIOR WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CAMP

IN MISSION VIEJO, CALIF., JULY 28-AUG. 2

 

Camp also will Feature Appearances by International Tennis Hall of Famer Brad Parks

and Three-time Paralympic Quad Doubles Gold Medalist David Wagner

 

Camp to Include Players from 10 Different States and Six Different Countries

 

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., JULY 23, 2013 – The USTA today announced that 32 young wheelchair athletes will be participating in the 2013 USTA-ITF International Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp in Mission Viejo, Calif., July 28-Aug. 2. The camp will take place at Marguerite Tennis Pavilion and is for youth ages 12-18, who live with a permanent disabling condition and use a wheelchair when playing sports including tennis.

 

This year’s camp will include players from 10 different states and six different countries (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States). The camp is geared towards fun and camaraderie, while developing tennis skills in these young athletes.

 

Each day of camp consists of morning wheelchair tennis clinics and in-depth tennis instruction. Afternoon sessions include additional instruction, as well as an ITF-ranking wheelchair tennis tournament. Brad Parks, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and founder of wheelchair tennis, will be speaking to the campers on Tuesday, July 30. Campers also will receive world-class instruction from David Wagner, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist and US Open champion, as well as from Dan James, the USTA’s National Head Coach and National Manager of Wheelchair Tennis, Jason Harnett, a USTA Wheelchair Tennis Assistant National Coach, and other esteemed wheelchair tennis coaches. Off-court activities for campers include a trip to Universal Studios.

 

“We are thrilled and proud to hold this wheelchair tennis camp for these young athletes who want to develop their games,” said James. “These athletes, some of whom are playing in this country for the first time, are being afforded a unique opportunity to play the sport they enjoy and forge relationships with other young people who share a similar lifestyle. We hope this camp will impact the growth of these young players for years to come.”

 

The clinic is sponsored by the USTA, the ITF, the Johan Cruyff Foundation, and the City of Mission Viejo, which is providing the local tennis courts.

 

U.S. Athletes

Eliel Burroughs (Whittier, CA)

Angel Cardenas (La Mirada, CA)

Jose Estrada (San Diego)

Lauren Haneke-Hopps (San Diego)

Chris Herman (Gulfport, FL)

Nathan Hunter (Grantsville, UT)

Krystal Kelley (Grand Haven, MI)

Reo Kobayashi (Aliso Viejo, CA)

Jeffrey Marshall (Boulder, CO)

Colleen Moen (San Diego)

Genaro Perez (La Mirada, CA)

Efrain Precaido (La Mirada, CA)

Casey Ratzlaff (Wichita, KS)

Alex Saporito (Prairieville, LA)

Paul Shin (Los Angeles)

Auburn Smith (Port Orange, FL)

Charles “Parker” Smith (Tewksbury, MA)

Kailey Smith (Littleton, CO)

Juan Solis (La Mirada, CA)

Dustin Strelsky (Rockdale, TX)

Conner Stroud (Spindale, NC)

 

International Athletes

Tomas Bourassa (Canada)

Miguel Coronado (Chile)

Carlos Muro (Mexico)

Antonella Pralong (Argentina)

Luis Felipe Reye (Chile)

Amy Rojas (Guatemala)

Alejandro Ross (Mexico)

Isabel Rubio (Guatemala)

Ignacio Santise (Argentina)

Lucas Scarazzini (Argentina)

Lizabeth Soto (Mexico)

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France Wins Men’s World Group title at BNP Paribas World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Event

BNP Paribas World Team Cup

(May 26, 2013) France has defeated Netherlands 2-0 to win the men’s World Group title at the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday 26 May. In the men’s World Group play-off, USA defeated Greece 2-0 to qualify for the 2014 World Group.

A total of 52 teams from 28 nations have competed this week in four categories: men, women, quad and junior.

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. The initial event took place in California in 1985 involving six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000 respectively. The ITF introduced regional qualifying for the men’s and women’s events in 2012.

BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP, ANTALYA, TURKEY
RESULTS – 26 MAY

Men’s World Group Final

FRANCE (2) defeated NETHERLANDS (1) 2-0
Nicolas Peifer (FRA) d. Ronald Vink (NED) 61 63
Stephane Houdet (FRA) d. Maikel Scheffers (NED) 62 63

Men’s World Group 3rd/4th Place Play-off

SWEDEN defeated JAPAN (3) 2-0
Peter Vikstrom (SWE) d. Takuya Miki (JPN) 76(2) 57 60
Stefan Olsson (SWE) d. Takashi Sanada (JPN) 76(4) 62

Men’s World Group Play-off

USA defeated GREECE 2-0
Steve Baldwin (USA) d. Stefanos Diamantis (GRE) 16 76(1) 61
Steve Welch (USA) d. Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) 63 61

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USA Wins Quad title at BNP Paribas World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Event

BNP Paribas World Team Cup

(May 25, 2013) USA has defeated Israel 2-0 to win the quad title at the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event in Antalya, Turkey on Saturday 25 May. In the men’s World Group II final, Australia has defeated Greece 2-0 to win promotion to the World Group in 2014. The men’s World Group final between Netherlands and France will take place on Monday 26 May. A total of 52 teams from 28 nations are competing on 20-26 May in four categories: men, women, quad and junior.

 

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. The initial event took place in California in 1985 involving six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000 respectively. The ITF introduced regional qualifying for the men’s and women’s events in 2012.

 

 

BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP, ANTALYA, TURKEY

RESULTS – 25 MAY

 

Quad Event Final

 

USA (1) defeated ISRAEL (2) 2-0

Nick Taylor (USA) d. Shraga Weinberg (ISR) 63 60

David Wagner (USA) d. Noam Gershony (ISR) 62 62

Nick Taylor/David Wagner (USA) v. Noam Gershony/Shraga Weinberg (ISR) not played

 

Quad Event 3rd/4th Place Play-off

 

ITALY defeated JAPAN 2-1

Marco Innocenti (ITA) d. Shinichi Hirata (JPN) 63 64

Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) d. Antonio Raffaele (ITA) 63 64

Marco Innocenti/Giuseppe Polidori (ITA) d. Shinichi Hirata/Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) 61 75

 

Men’s World Group Semifinals

 

NETHERLANDS (1) defeated SWEDEN 2-1

Ronald Vink (NED) d. Peter Vikstrom (SWE) 26 62 62

Maikel Scheffers (NED) d. Stefan Olsson (SWE) 16 61 62

Peter Vikstrom/Dan Wallin (SWE) d. Maikel Scheffers/Ronald Vink (NED) 57 60 [10-6]

 

FRANCE (2) defeated JAPAN (3) 2-1

Frederic Cattaneo (FRA) d. Takashi Sanada (JPN) d. 46 61 64

Shingo Kunieda (JPN) d. Stephane Houdet (FRA) 75 76(4)

Frederic Cattaneo/Stephane Houdet (FRA) d. Shingo Kunieda/Takashi Sanada (JPN) 63 57 [10-2]

 

Men’s World Group 5th/6th Place Play-off

 

GREAT BRITAIN (4) defeated ARGENTINA 2-0

Dave Phillipson (GBR) d. Jose Castricini (ARG) 60 61

Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) 46 63 64
Marc McCarroll/Gordon Reid (GBR) v. Oscar Diaz/Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) not played

 

Men’s World Group 7th/8th Place Play-off

 

POLAND defeated AUSTRIA 3-0

Piotr Jaroszewski (POL) d. Thomas Mossier (AUT) 57 62 61

Tadeusz Kruszelnicki (POL) d. Martin Legner (AUT) 36 61 76(8)

Kamil Fabisiak/Piotr Jaroszewski (POL) d. Martin Legner/Thomas Mossier (AUT) 76(3) 57 [10-5]

 

Men’s World Group 9th/10th Place Play-off

 

THAILAND defeated KOREA, REP. 2-0

Suwaitchai Merngrprom (THA) d. Sang- Ho Oh (KOR) 62 64

Suthi Klongrua (THA) d. Ji-Hwan Lee (KOR) 64 61

Suthi Klongrua/Sumrerng Kruamai (THA) v. Sam-Ji Kim/Sang-Ho Oh (KOR) not played

 

Men’s World Group 11th/12th Place Play-off

 

USA defeated SOUTH AFRICA 3-0

Steve Baldwin (USA) d. Donald Ramphadi (RSA) 60 60

Steve Welch (USA) d. Evans Maripa (RSA) 26 61 63

Steve Baldwin/Steve Welch (USA) d. Leon Els/Evans Maripa (RSA) w/o.

 

Men’s World Group II Final

 

AUSTRALIA (1) defeated GREECE 2-0
Adam Kellerman (AUS) d. Stefanos Diamantis (GRE) 60 63

Ben Weekes (AUS) d. Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) 61 63

Adam Kellerman/Ben Weekes (AUS) v. Stefanos Diamantis/Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) not played

 

Men’s World Group II 3rd/4th Place Play-off

 

BELGIUM (4) defeated ITALY 2-1

Luca Spano (ITA) d. Gert Vos (BEL) 76(2) 63

Joachim Gerard (BEL) d. Ivan Lion (ITA) 61 60

Mike Denayer/Joachim Gerard (BEL) d. Ivan Lion/Luca Spano (ITA) 64 62

 

Women’s World Group 5th/6th Place Play-off

 

THAILAND defeated KOREA, REP. 2-1

Chusri Inthanin (THA) d. Jung-Hye Yeo (KOR) 62 61

Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) d. Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA) 63 64

Chusri Inthanin/Ratana Techamaneewat (THA) d. Myung-Hee Hwang/Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) 61 76(5)

 

Women’s World Group 7th/8th Place Play-off

 

SPAIN defeated SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Lola Ochoa (ESP) d. Mabel Mankgele (RSA) 60 62

Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) d. Elena Jacinto (ESP) 61 61

Elena Jacinto/Lola Ochoa (ESP) d. Mabel Mankgele/Rose van der Meer (RSA) 62 63

 

Women’s World Group 9th/10th Place Play-off

 

USA defeated CHILE 3-0

Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) d. Macarena Cabrillana (CHI) 36 60 62

Emmy Kaiser (USA) d. Francisca Mardones (CHI) 63 75

Emmy Kaiser/Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) d. Macarena Cabrillana/Francisca Mardones (CHI) 62 60

 

Women’s World Group 11th/12th Place Play-off

 

AUSTRALIA defeated TURKEY 2-0

Sarah Calati (AUS) d. Julide Yildiz (TUR) 75 61

Janel Manns (AUS) d. Busra Un (TUR) 64 63

Sarah Calati/Luba Josevski (AUS) v. Nese Aydemir/Busra Un (TUR) not played

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Netherlands Women and Great Britain Juniors Win BNP Paribas World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Titles

BNP Paribas World Team Cup

(May 24, 2013) Netherlands women and Great Britain juniors won the first two titles at the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event in Antalya, Turkey on Friday 24 May. Netherlands defeated Great Britain 2-0 to win its 14th successive women’s title, while Great Britain defeated Spain 2-0 in the junior final. A total of 52 teams from 28 nations are competing on 20-26 May in four categories: men, women, quad and junior.

 

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. The initial event took place in California in 1985 involving six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000 respectively. The ITF introduced regional qualifying for the men’s and women’s events in 2012.

 

BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP, ANTALYA,TURKEY

RESULTS – 24 MAY

 

Women’s World Group Final

 

NETHERLANDS (1) defeated GREAT BRITAIN (3) 2-0

Jiske Griffioen (NED) d. Jordanne Whiley (GBR) 75 62

Aniek van Koot (NED) d. Lucy Shuker (GBR) 63 62

Jiske Griffioen/Sharon Walraven (NED) v Lucy Shuker/Jordanne Whiley (GBR) not played

 

Women’s World Group 3rd/4th Place Play-off

 

JAPAN (4) defeated GERMANY (2) 2-0

Miho Nijo (JPN) d. Bianca Osterer (GER) 75 63

Yui Kamiji (JPN) d. Katharina Kruger (GER) 60 61

Yui Kamiji/Miho Nijo (JPN) v Katharina Kruger/Bianca Osterer (GER) not played

 

Junior Event Final

 

GREAT BRITAIN (1) defeated SPAIN (4) 2-1

Martin de La Puente (ESP) d. Lauren Jones (GBR) 62 60

Alfie Hewett (GBR) d. Felix Garcia (ESP) 60 61

Alfie Hewett/Lauren Jones (GBR) d. Martin de la Puente/Felix Garcia (ESP) 46 75 [10-4]

 

Junior Event 3rd/4th Place Play-off

 

NETHERLANDS (2) defeated RUSSIA 2-0

Diede de Groot (NED) d. Viktoriia Lvova (RUS) 62 62

Carlos Anker (NED) d. Artur Saitgareev (RUS) 57 64 64

Viktoriia Lvova/Artur Saitgareev (RUS) v Carlos Anker/Diede de Groot (NED) not played

 

Quad Event Semifinals

 

USA (1) defeated JAPAN 3-0

Nick Taylor (USA) d. Shinichi Hirata (JPN) 63 60

David Wagner (USA) d. Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) 60 60

Nick Taylor/David Wagner (USA) d. Shota Kawano/Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) 63 60

 

ISRAEL (2) defeated ITALY 2-1

Shraga Weinberg (ISR) d. Marco Innocenti (ITA) 62 76(4)

Noam Gershony (ISR) d. Antonio Raffaele (ITA) 61 61

Marco Innocenti/Giuseppe Polidori (ITA) d. Noam Gershony/Patrick Ben Uriel (ISR) 63 64

 

Quad Event 5th/6th Place Play-off

 

SWEDEN (4) defeated SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Marcus Jonsson (SWE) d. Bongani Dlamini (RSA) 61 75

Lucas Sithole (RSA) d. Anders Hard (SWE) 61 62

Anders Hard/Marcus Jonsson (SWE) d. Steven Kekai/Lucas Sithole (RSA) 60 61

 

Quad Event 7th/8th Place Play-off

 

CANADA defeated GREAT BRITAIN 3-0
Gary Luker (CAN) d. Adam Field (GBR) 64 76(7)

Sarah Hunter (CAN) d. Antony Cotterill (GBR) 61 75

Adrian Dieleman/Sarah Hunter (CAN) d. Antony Cotterill/Adam Field (GBR) 62 63

 

Men’s World Group 5th/8th Place Play-offs

 

GREAT BRITAIN (4) defeated AUSTRIA 2-1

Dave Phillipson (GBR) d. Thomas Mossier (AUT) 46 61 61

Martin Legner (AUT) d. Marc McCarroll (GBR) 61 75
Dave Phillipson/Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Martin Legner/Thomas Mossier (AUT) 61 63

 

ARGENTINA defeated POLAND 2-1

Piotr Jaroszewski (POL) d. Jose Castricini (ARG) 60 60

Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) d. Tadeusz Kruszelnicki (POL) 62 60

Oscar Diaz/Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) d. Kamil Fabisiak/Piotr Jaroszewski (POL) 60 64


Men’s World Group 9th/12th Place Play-offs

 

KOREA, REP. defeated SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Sang- Ho Oh (KOR) d. Leon Els (RSA) 64 75

Evans Maripa (RSA) d. Ji-Hwan Lee (KOR) 62 61

Sam-Ji Kim/Sang-Ho Oh (KOR) d. Leon Els/Evans Maripa (RSA) 60 63

 

THAILAND defeated USA 2-1

Sumrerng Kruamai (THA) d. Steve Baldwin (USA) 61 61

Steve Welch (USA) d. Suthi Klongrua (THA) 62 76(5)

Suthi Klongrua/Suwitchai Merngrprom (THA) d. Steve Baldwin/Steve Welch (USA) 64 76(2)

 

Men’s World Group 2 Semifinals

 

AUSTRALIA (1) defeated BELGIUM (4) 2-1

Adam Kellerman (AUS) d. Gert Vos (BEL) 75 64

Joachim Gerard (BEL) d. Ben Weekes (AUS) 67(5) 62 61

Adam Kellerman/Ben Weekes (AUS) d. Joachim Gerard/Mike Denayer (BEL) 63 36 [10-2]

 

GREECE defeated ITALY 2-1

Stefanos Diamantis (GRE) d. Luca Spano (ITA) 63 61

Fabian Mazzei (ITA) d. Gergios Lazaridis (GRE) 62 62

Fabian Mazzei/Luca Spano (ITA) d. Stefanos Diamantis/Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) 67(3) 76(1) [10-5]

 

Men’s World Group 2 5th/8th Place Play-offs

 

SPAIN defeated CANADA (2) 2-1

Philippe Bedard (CAN) d. Martin Varela (ESP) 61 63

Roberto Chamizo (ESP) d. Joel Dembe (CAN) 62 63

Roberto Chamizo/Alvaro Illobre (ESP) d. Philippe Bedard/Joel Dembe (CAN) 64 75

 

SRI LANKA defeated GERMANY 3-0

Upali Rajakaruna (SRI) d. Sven Hiller (GER) 62 63

Gamini Dissanayake (SRI) d. Steffen Sommerfeld (GER) 76(3) 46 62

Gamini Dissanayake/Upali Rajakaruna (SRI) d. Anthony Dittmar/Steffen Sommerfeld (GER) 62 60

 

Men’s World Group 2 9th/12th Place Play-offs

 

ISRAEL defeated CROATIA 2-1

Drazen Miksic (CRO) d. Amir Levi (ISR) 64 75

Asaaf Stokol (ISR) d. Anto Joskic (CRO) 75 63

Amir Levi/Asaaf Stokol (ISR) d. Anto Joskic/Drazen Miksic (CRO) 76(6) 36 104

 

NIGERIA defeated TURKEY 3-0

Jude Uwazie (NGR) d. Muharrem Cakmak (TUR) 64 62

Alex Adewale (NGR) d. Turan Akalin (TUR) 61 63

Alex Adewale/Jude Uwazie (NGR) d. Turan Akalin/Hakan Gungor (TUR) 60 64

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World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Results

BNP Paribas World Team Cup

(May 22, 2013) Wednesday’s results from the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event taking place in Antalya, Turkey on 20-26 May. A total of 52 teams from 28 nations are competing in four categories: men, women, quad and junior. Netherlands is defending its women’s and junior titles, while France is the defending men’s champion and Israel the defending quad champion.

 

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. The initial event took place in California in 1985 involving six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000 respectively. The ITF introduced regional qualifying for the men’s and women’s events in 2012.

BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP, ANTALYA, TURKEY

RESULTS – 22 MAY

 

Men’s World Group – Pool A

 

NETHERLANDS (1) defeated SOUTH AFRICA 3-0

Ronald Vink (NED) d. Leon Els (RSA) 61 62

Maikel Scheffers (NED) d. Evans Maripa (RSA) 60 61

Rody de Bie/Ronald Vink (NED) d. Leon Els/Evans Maripa (RSA) 63 61

 

Men’s World Group – Pool B

 

FRANCE (2) defeated THAILAND 3-0

Frederic Cattaneo (FRA) d. Suwitchai Merngrprom (THA) 63 63

Stephane Houdet (FRA) d. Sumrerng Kruamai (THA) 61 61

Frederic Cattaneo/Stephane Houdet (FRA) d. Sumrerng Kruamai/Suwitchai Merngprom (THA) 60 61

 

Men’s World Group – Pool C

 

JAPAN (3) defeated USA 3-0

Takashi Sanada (JPN) d. Steve Baldwin (USA) 61 62

Shingo Kunieda (JPN) d. Steve Welch (USA) 62 61

Shingo Kunieda/Takuya Miki (JPN) d. Steve Welch/Steve Baldwin (USA) 60 62

 

Men’s World Group – Pool D

 

GREAT BRITAIN (4) defeated KOREA 3-0
Marc McCarroll (GBR) d. Ji-Hwan Lee (KOR) 63 60

Gordon Reid (GBR) d. SAM-Ju Kim (KOR) 60 61

Dave Phillipson/Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Sam-JU Kim/Sang-Ho Oh (KOR) 62 60

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool A

 

AUSTRALIA (1) defeated SRI LANKA 3-0

Adam Kellerman (AUS) d. Upali Rajakaruna (SRI) 61 64
Ben Weekes (AUS) d. Gamini Dissanayake (SRI) 63 63

Adam Kellerman/Ben Weekes (AUS) d. Gamini Dissanayake/Upali Rajakaruna (SRI) 62 62

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool B

 

GREECE defeated CANADA (2) 3-0

Stefanos Diamantis (GRE) d. Philippe Bedard (CAN) 64 60

Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) d. Joel Dembe (CAN) 57 63 63

Stefanos Diamantis/Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) d. Philippe Bedard/Joel Dembe (CAN) 62 26 105

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool C

 

ITALY defeated GERMANY (3) 2-1

Sven Hiller (GER) d. Luca Spano (ITA) 36 60 63

Fabian Mazzei (ITA) d. Steffen Sommerfeld (GER) 62 63

Fabian Mazzei/Luca Spano (ITA) d. Sven Hiller/Steffen Sommerfeld (GER) 64 26 119

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool D

 

BELGIUM (4) defeated SPAIN 3-0

Martin Varela (ESP) d. Gert Vos (BEL) 62 61

Joachim Gerard (BEL) d. Roberto Chamizo (ESP) 60 60

Gert Vos/Joachim Gerard (BEL) d. Alvaro Illobre/Martin Varela (ESP) 46 61 107

 

Women’s World Group – Pool A

 

NETHERLANDS (1) defeated THAILAND 3-0

JIske Griffioen (NED) d. Chusri Inthanin (THA) 62 62

Aniek van Koot (NED) d. Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA) 64 61

Aniek van Koot/Sharon Walraven (NED) d. Chusri Inthanin/Ratana Techamaneewat (THA) 62 63

 

Women’s World Group – Pool B

 

GERMANY (2) defeated KOREA 3-0

Katharina Kruger (GER) d. Myung-Hee Hwang (KOR) 61 61

Sabine Ellerbrock (GER) d. Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) 61 61

Sabine Ellerbrock/Katharina Kruger (GER) d. Myung-Hee Hwang/Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) 64 60

 

Women’s World Group – Pool C

 

GREAT BRITAIN (3) defeated SPAIN 3-0

Jordanne Whiley (GBR) d. Lola Ochoa (ESP) 62 62

Lucy Shuker (GBR) d. Elena Jacinto (ESP) 63 62

Louise Hunt/Jordanne Whiley (GBR) d. Elena Jacinto/Lola Ochoa (ESP) 60 62

 

Women’s World Group – Pool D

 

JAPAN (4) defeated SOUTH AFRICA 3-0
Miho Nijo (JPN) d. Rose Van der Meet (RSA) 60 60

Yui Kamiji (JPN) d. Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) 61 63

Yui Kamiji/Miho Nijo (JPN) d. Mabel Mankgele/Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) 60 61

 

Quad Event – Pool A

 

USA (1) defeated GREAT BRITAIN 2-1

Nick Taylor (USA) d. Adam Field (GBR) 61 60

David Wagner (USA) d. Antony Cotterill (GBR) 61 61

Antony Cotterill/Adam Field (GBR) d. Nick Taylor/David Wagner (USA) 75 16 119

 

ITALY defeated SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Marco Innocenti (ITA) d. Bongani Dlamini (RSA) 63 62

Lucas Sithole (RSA) d. Antonio Raffaele (ITA) 61 62

Marco Innocenti/Giuseppe Polidori (ITA) d. Steven Kekai/Lucas Sithole (RSA) 62 63

 

Quad Event – Pool B

 

ISRAEL (2) defeated CANADA 2-1

Gary Luker (CAN) d. Patrick Ben Uriel (ISR) 46 63 62

Shraga Weinberg (ISR) d. Sarah Hunter (CAN) 63 67(6) 62

Noam Gershony/Shraga Weinberg (ISR) d. Adrian Dieleman/Gary Luker (CAN) 64 76(5)

 

 

JAPAN defeated SWEDEN (4) 2-1

Marcus Jonsson (SWE) d. Shota Kawano (JPN) 61 63

Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) d. Anders Hard (SWE) 75 61

Shinichi Hirata/Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) d. Anders Hard/Marcus Jonsson (SWE) 63 64

 

Junior Event – Pool A

 

GREAT BRITAIN (1) defeated USA 2-1

Krystal Kelley (USA) d. Lauren Jones (GBR) 36 64 64

Alfie Hewett (GBR) d. Chris Herman (USA) 61 61

Alfie Hewett/Luz Esperanza Merry (GBR) d. Chris Herman/Krystal Kelley (USA) 63 63

 

SPAIN defeated TANZANIA 3-0

Martin de la Puente (ESP) d. Mohammed Hamis Juma (TAN) 60 60

Felix Garcia (ESP) d. Novatus Emmanuel Temba (TAN) 60 61

Martin de la Puente/Felix Garcia (ESP) d. Mohamed Hamis Juma/Novatus Emmanuel Temba (TAN) 61 61

 

Junior Event – Pool B

 

NETHERLANDS (2) defeated SOUTH AFRICA (3) 3-0

Diede de Groot (NED) d. Mariska Venter (RSA) 62 62

Carlos Anker (NED) d. Gift Lekganyane (RSA) 62 61

Carlos Anker/Thomas Zomerdijk (NED) d. Gift Lekganyane/Thato Tsomole (RSA) 63 57 106

 

RUSSIA defeated IRAQ 2-1

Viktoriia Lvova (RUS) d. Zahraa Kadhim Jawad (IRQ) 60 61

Hussein Hamed Hel (IRQ) d. Polina SHakirova (RUS) 60 60

Viktoriia Lvova/Polina Shakirova (RUS) d. Hussein Hamed Hel/Zahraa Kadhim Jawad (IRQ) 63 67(2) 106

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World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Results

BNP Paribas World Team Cup

(May 20, 2013) Monday’s results from the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event taking place in Antalya, Turkey on 20-26 May. A total of 52 teams from 28 nations are competing in four categories: men, women, quad and junior. Netherlands is defending its women’s and junior titles, while France is the defending men’s champion and Israel the defending quad champion.

 

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis and Fed Cups of wheelchair tennis. The initial event took place in California in 1985 involving six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000 respectively. The ITF introduced regional qualifying for the men’s and women’s events in 2012.

BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP, ANTALYA, TURKEY

RESULTS – 20 MAY

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool A

 

SRI LANKA defeated CROATIA 3-0

Upali Rajakaruna (SRI) d. Drazen Miksic (CRO) 61 63

Gamini Dissanayake (SRI) d. Anto Joskic (CRO) 61 62

Gamini Dissanayake/Upali Rajakaruna (SRI) d. Anto Joskic/Miksic Drazen (CRO) 62 63

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool B

 

GREECE defeated TURKEY 3-0

Stefanos Diamantis (GRE) d. Muharrem (TUR) 61 62

Georgios Lazaridis (GRE) d. Turan Akalink (TUR) 61 63

Stefanos Diamantis/Epameinondas Stamatis (GRE) d. Turan Akalin/Ismail Canturk (TUR) 46 63 104

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool C

 

ITALY defeated ISRAEL 2-1

Luca Spano (ITA) d. Amir Levi (ISR) 64 62

Fabian Mazzei (ITA) d. Asaaf Stokol (ISR) 60 61

Amir Levi/Asaaf Stokol (ISR) d. Fabian Mazzei/Luca Spano (ITA) 63 63

 

Men’s World Group 2 – Pool D

 

SPAIN defeated NIGERIA 3-0

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Women’s World Group – Pool A

 

THAILAND defeated USA 2-1

Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) d. Chusri Inthanin (THA) 62 62

Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA) d. Emmy Kaiser (USA) 61 62

Chusri Inthanin/Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA) d. Emmy Kaiser/Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) 76(3) 60

 

Women’s World Group – Pool B

 

KOREA defeated TURKEY 3-0

Myung-Hee Hwang (KOR) d. Ebru Bulgercu (TUR) 61 62

Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) d. Busra Un (TUR) 60 60

Myung-Hee Hwang/Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) d. Nese Aydemir/Busra Un (TUR) 60 60

 

Women’s World Group – Pool C

 

SPAIN defeated CHILE 2-1

Lola Ochoa (ESP) d. Macarena Cabrillana (CHI) 61 76(2)

Francisca Mardones (CHI) d. Elena Jacinto (ESP) 76(7) 76(6)

Elena Jacinto/Lola Ochoa (ESP) d. Macarena Cabrillana/Francisca Mardones (CHI) 26 75 119

 

Women’s World Group – Pool D

 

SOUTH AFRICA defeated AUSTRALIA 2-1

Mabel Mankgele (RSA) d. Luba Josevski (AUS) 63 64

Kgothatsho Montjane (RSA) d. Janel Manns (AUS) 61 60

Sarah Calati/Luba Josevski (AUS) d. Kgothatso Montjane/Rse Van der Meet (RSA) 63 63

 

Quad Event – Pool A

 

USA (1) defeated ITALY 3-0

Nick Taylor (USA) d. Marco Innocenti (ITA) 61 61

David Wagner (USA) d. Antonio Raffaele (ITA) 67(2) 62 62

Bryan Barten/Greg Hasterok (USA) d. Marco Innocenti/Giuseppe Polidori (ITA) 46 62 104

 

SOUTH AFRICA defeated GREAT BRITAIN (3) 2-1

Antony Cotterill (GBR) d. Steven Kekai (RSA) 61 60

Lucas Sithole (RSA) d. Jamie Burdekin (GBR) 06 63 62

Steven Kekai/Lucas Sithole (RSA) d. Jamie Burdekin/Antony Cotterill (GBR) 76(3) 36 108

 

Quad Event – Pool B

 

ISRAEL (2) defeated JAPAN 3-0

Shraga Weinberg (ISR) d. Shota Kawano (JPN) 61 62

Noam Gershony (ISR) d. Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN) 62 64

Noam GErshony/Shraga Weinberg (ISR) d. Shinichi Hirata/MItsuteru Moroishi (JPN) 64 36 107

 

SWEDEN (4) defeated CANADA 2-1

Marcus Jonsson (SWE) d. Gary Luker (CAN) 63 64

Sarah Hunter (CAN) d. Anders Hard (SWE) 60 46 75

Anders Hard/Marcus Jonsson (SWE) d. Adrian Dieleman/Sarah Hunter (CAN) 46 62 106

 

Junior Event – Pool A

 

GREAT BRITAIN (1) defeated TANZANIA 3-0

Luz Esperanza Merry (GBR) d. Mohamed Hamis Juma (TAN) 61 60

Alfie Hewett (GBR) d. Novatus Emmanuel (TAN) 60 60

Alfie Hewett/Luz Esperanza Merry (GBR) d. Mohammed Hamis Juma/Novatus Emmanuel Temba (TAN) 62 63

 

SPAIN (4) defeated USA 2-1

Martin De La Puente (ESP) d. Krystal Kelley (USA) 62 60

Christopher Herman (USA) d. Felix Garcia (ESP) 46 76(9) 62

Martin de la Puente/Felix Garcia (ESP) d. Christopher Herman/Krystal Kelley (USA) 61 61

 

Junior Event – Pool B

 

NETHERLANDS (2) defeated IRAQ 2-1

Thomas Zomerdijk (NED) d. Zahraa Kadhim Jawad (IRQ) 62 61

Hussein Hamed Hel (IRQ) d. Diede de Groot (NED) 67(5) 63 60

Carlos Anker/Thomas Zomerdijk (NED) d. Hussein Hamed Hel/Zahraa Kadhim Jawad (IRQ) 63 75

 

RUSSIA defeated SOUTH AFRICA 2-1

Gift Lekganyane (RSA) d. Viktoriia Lvova (RUS) 62 62

Artur Saitgareev (RUS) d. Thato Tsomole (RSA) 62 62

Viktoriia Lvova/Artur Saitgarev (RUS) d. Gift Lekganyane/Thato Tsomole (RSA) 64 46 101

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“Attitude is a choice” – Martina Navratilova Accepts Eugene Scott Award at Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball


Annika Sorenstam, Polly Scott, Martina Navratilova, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.  Navratilova received the 2010 Eugene L. Scott Award from the three womenat the 2010 Legends Ball to benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Cipriani 42nd Street in NY City on Sept. 10, 2010.

September 10, 2010 – New York, NY – International Tennis Hall of Fame Legends Ball- Cipriani 42nd StreetMartina Navratilova was presented with the Eugene L. Scott Award at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball. Listen to her acceptance speech  as she spoke about her attitude, cancer and the rules she would like to see implemented in the current game.

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From the International Tennis Hall of Fame:
The Eugene L. Scott Award,presented annually since 2006, honors an individual who embodiesScott’s commitment to communicating honestly and critically about thegame, and who has had a significant impact on the tennis world. Scottfounded Tennis Week magazine and wrote the most widely read andwell-respected column about the sport, “Vantage Point” until his deathin March 2006. Previous recipients of the award have been: John McEnroe(2006); Andre Agassi (2007); Billie Jean King (2008); and Arthur Asheand his wife Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (2009).

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Five Minutes with Wheelchair Tennis Pioneer and Tennis Hall of Famer Brad Parks at Legends Ball


©Jack Cunniff  for GVTN                    ©SanClementeTimes.com                 ©International Tennis Hall of Fame

September 10, 2010 – New York, NY – International Tennis Hall of Fame Legends Ball- Cipriani 42nd Street

2010 Hall of Fame inductee and wheelchair tennis pioneer Brad Parks discusses his induction and wheelchair tennis on the red carpet of  the annual International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball.

(MP3 file, party noise in background)

Download | Duration: 00:04:09

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Stephen Welch Wins Men’s Open Singles at Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament at USTABJKNTC

Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Left to Right: Men’s Open Singles Winner – Stephen Welch, Tournament
Director- Aki Takayama, Runner-up Paul Moran

(June 13- Flushing Meadow, Queens New York) After a five-year absence from competing on the circuit, former No. 1 Stephen Welch gets back on track by winning the Men’s Open division in the ITF 3 Series Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Stephen Welch currently ranked 41 and seeded fourth for the tournament took out third seeded Paul Moran 6-3, 6-0 in the final.

The 38-year-old native Texan Welch used a lob-type drop shot which fooled his opponent on several occasions. When asked about the shot after the match he said it was “just luck..just a touch shot”

He began his tennis career 16 years ago, he was playing wheelchair basketball and one of the players named Mark Hammond “crossed over” and played tennis and introduced Welch to it.

“Haven’t played in about five years, happy to get back into it” said Welch. This is a great tournament, great facility, great people.”

Welch was a member of the Paralympic wheelchair teams in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008, medaling in the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 games.

Growing up Welch’s sports idols were Andre Agassi and  Micheal Jordan.

Welch tries to inspire other people to play the game  “I was sedentary, I was trying to get out and be active, nothing more important than your health. If you are not being active get out and do something and tennis is a great option.”

Next tournament stop for Welch will be the Atlanta Open which is a major event – an ITF 1 series tournament where most of the top ten players will be participating.

Welch is coached by Brian Trapp.

For the complete information on the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament including results for the A, B, C and D singles and doubles competitions click here.

For information on Wheelchair Tennis :
http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/
Wheelchair Sports Foundation

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Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament at the BJK USTA National Tennis Center

Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament at the BJK USTA National Tennis Center

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Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tournament at the BJK USTA National Tennis Center

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June 6, 2009, Flushing Meadow, NY – Most tennis fans have Paris and the French Open on their minds, however this weekend at the Billie JeanKing USTA National Tennis, fans are focused on Wheelchair tennis andthe 9th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Tournament. More than 50 athleteshave gathered to participate in USTA and International Tennis Federation sanctioned tournament dedicated to the memory of JanaHunsaker.

Jana Hunsaker was an instructor at the National Tennis Center. She was an advocate for wheelchair tennis and was a driving force in beginning a wheelchair tennis program. Hunsucker passed away in 2000.

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Tournament matches took place on many of the US Open’s outer courts, with a lucky few having the specialprivilege of playing in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Let’s take a brief look at the action in Ashe on Saturday.
Francois Xavier Monile Sebastien Husser
France’s Francois Xavier Morille France’s Sebastien Husser

Inthe top half of the draw for the semifinals of the Men’s Open singles,third seeded Francois Xavier Morille used a power-filled all court gameto blow out  his doubles partner, Sebastien Husser 6-0, 6-0.  Husserhad knocked out the top seed of the tournament on Friday. In wheelchairtennis the rules are the same as for able-bodied tennis players, exceptfor one thing — wheelchair players can play the ball on two bounces asopposed to one. Morille for the vast majority of the points did notneed a second bounce. Morille has an ITF world ranking of 26. He’llface fellow Frenchman unseeded Sebastien Goudou in the finals on Sunday.

William Endo Van Annunziato
William Endo of the USA Van Annunziato of the USA
Next up on Ashe were the semifinals of the of the level just below open singles, “A” level. Second seeded
WilliamEndo took a straight sets win over Van Annunziato 6-2, 7-6. Spectatorsstarted calling Endo “Sharapova” inject as he grunts when he makescontact with the ball.
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S.Goudou of France(L) and M. Denayer of Belgium        C. Blatchfordand J. Dembe of Canada
Sebastien Goudou was the mostdominant player on the court as he and his partner Mike Denayeroverwhelmed  the second seeded Canadian team of Corey Blatchford andJoel Dembe 6-1,6-2.  Goudou took many chances in attacking the netwhich paid off. Goudou and Denayer will meet Morille and Husser in theMen’s Open Doubles final on Sunday.

GVTN will be on hand for Sunday’s finals in Arthur Ashe Stadium. For more information on the tournament, click here.

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