(June 1, 2014) Sunday’s results from the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event taking place in Alphen, Netherlands on 26 May-1 June. A total of 52 teams from 31 nations competed in four categories: men, women, quad and junior.
France successfully defended its BNP Paribas World Team Cup men’s World Group title by defeating Netherlands 2-0 in the final on Sunday while Netherlands retained its women’s World Group title following a 2-1 victory over Great Britain in the final. Britain emerged victorious in the quad category on Saturday, defeating USA 2-1 to claim their fourth title. Russia defeated Spain 2-1 to win its first junior title on Friday.
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.
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BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP, ALPHEN, NETHERLANDS
RESULTS – 1st June
Men’s World Group – Final
FRANCE (1) defeated NETHERLANDS (2) 2-0
Nicolas Peifer (FRA) d. Tom Egberink (NED) 62 62
Stephane Houdet (FRA) d. Maikel Scheffers (NED) 63 62
Frederic Cattaneo/Stephane Houdet (FRA) v Tom Egberink/Maikel Scheffers (NED) not played
Men’s World Group – 3rd/4th place play-off
GREAT BRITAIN (4) defeated JAPAN (3) 2-1
Takashi Sanada (JPN) d. Marc McCarroll (GBR) 63 60
Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Takuya Miki (JPN) 64 46 64
Marc McCarroll/Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Satoshi Saida/Takashi Sanada (JPN) 61 62
Men’s World Group – promotion play-off
ARGENTINA defeated BRAZIL 2-1
Carlos Santos (BRA) d. Ezequiel Casco (ARG) 60 46 63
Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) d. Daniel Rodrigues (BRA) 63 63
Ezequiel Casco/Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) d. Rafael Medeiros/Daniel Rodrigues (BRA) 67(5) 75 106
Women’s World Group – Final
NETHERLANDS (1) defeated GREAT BRITAIN (4) 2-1
Lucy Shuker (GBR) d. Marjolein Buis (NED) 46 60 63
Aniek van Koot (NED) d. Jordanne Whiley (GBR) 64 61
Marjolein Buis/Aniek van Koot (NED) d. Lucy Shuker/Jordanne Whiley (GBR) 64 61
Women’s World Group – 3rd/4th place play-off
JAPAN (3) defeated GERMANY (2) w/o
Women’s World Group – 5th/6th place play-off
THAILAND defeated CHILE 2-1
Macarena Cabrillana (CHI) d. Wanitha Inthanin (THA) 62 36 63
Sakhorn Kanthasit (THA) d. Francisca Mardones (CHI) 60 60
Wanitha Inthanin/Sakhorn Khanthasit (THA) d. Macarena Cabrillana/Francisca Mardones (CHI) 61 ret.
Women’s World Group – 7th/8th place play-off
USA defeated KOREA, REPUBLIC 2-1
Young-Suk Hong (KOR) d. Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) 61 75
Emmy Kaiser (USA) d. Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) 76(3) 62
Emmy Kaiser/Kaitlyn Verfuerth (USA) d. Young-Suk Hong/Ju-Yeon Park (KOR) 5-0 ret.
Women’s World Group – 9th/10th place play-off
COLOMBIA defeated CHINESE TAIPEI w/o
Women’s World Group – 11th/12th place play-off
RUSSIA defeated KENYA 2-0
Dinars Sabitova (RUS) d. Jane Ndenga (KEN) 60 60
Polina Shakirova (RUS) d. Rahael Akoth (KEN) 60 60
Dinars Sabitova/Polina Shakirova (RUS) v Rahael Akoth/Jane Ndenga (KEN) not played