Mission Viejo, California – USA, Nov 11, 2013: Please find below the final results from the 2013 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters and ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters held in Mission Viejo, California, USA on 5-11 November.
Shingo Kunieda and Yui Kamiji completed a Japanese double by winning the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively, while American David Wagner became quad singles champion.
The ITF’s two-year end wheelchair tennis events were held alongside each other for the first time since 2002. Eight men, eight women and four quad players competed in the singles, while the doubles featured eight men’s pairs, six women’s pairs and four quad pairs.
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters was initiated in 1994 to honour the top players who have shown dedication and professionalism to the sport, and forms the climax to the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, that in 2013 featured approximately 160 events in more than 40 countries. In the men’s and women’s events, eight players compete in two round-robin groups, with the top two players in each group reaching the semifinals. In the quad event, four players compete in one round-robin group, with the top two players contesting the final.
The ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters was first held alongside the NEC Masters in 2000, and became a standalone event in 2003. In the men’s event, eight pairs compete in two round-robin groups, with the top two pairs in each group reaching the semifinals. In the women’s event, six pairs compete in two round-robin groups, with the top two pairs in each group contesting the semifinals. In the quad event, four pairs compete in one round-robin group, with the top two pairs contesting the final.
NEC WHEELCHAIR TENNIS MASTERS / ITF WHEELCHAIR DOUBLES MASTERS
MISSION VIEJO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Men’s Singles Final
(1) Shingo Kunieda (JPN) d. Joachim Gerard (BEL) 60 76(9)
Men’s Doubles Final
(1) Stephane Houdet (FRA)/Gordon Reid (GBR) d. Michael Jeremiasz/Nicolas Peifer (FRA) 63 63
Men’s Doubles 3rd/4th Place
(3) Joachim Gerard (BEL)/Shingo Kunieda (JPN) d. (2) Maikel Scheffers/Ronald Vink (NED) 36 75 63
Women’s Singles Final
(3) Yui Kamiji (JPN) d. (2) Jiske Griffioen (NED) 76(3) 36 64
Women’s Doubles Final
(1) Yui Kamiji (JPN)/Jordanne Whiley (GBR) d. (3) Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)/Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) 64 61
Women’s Doubles 3rd/4th Place
(2) Jiske Griffioen/Sharon Walraven (NED) d. (4) Marjolein Buis (NED)/Lucy Shuker (GBR) 64 62
Quad Singles Final
(1) David Wagner (USA) d. (2) Lucas Sithole (RSA) 06 62 62. —- ITF/Photo: Steve Wylie