Alfie Hewett at the 2022 Australian Open
Alfie Hewett at the 2022 Australian Open | (Photo by PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images/LTA)

Tennis | Wheelchair Tennis Round Up | Hewett claims the title in Georgia USA

By Glenys Furness

  • Alfie Hewett claimed title in Georgia
  • Brit was second seed
  • Andy Lapthorne made both Quad finals
GEORGIA, USA – Alfie Hewett claimed the singles title at the Georgia Open. Andy Lapthorne made the singles and doubles finals of the Quad event.


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Alfie Hewett was the second seed in Georgia, USA. The Brit had a bye in the first round. The second round saw Hewett against American Casey Ratzlaff. The Brit dominated the first set from the off. Barely putting a foot wrong the seed broke easily to take the lead. The second set was more of the same as Hewett continued to dominate Ratzlaff. The Brit soon had the match in the bag in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

In the quarter-final Hewett was against fifth seed Joachim Gerard. The Belgian was no match for the Brit who outclassed the fifth seed from the off. Hewett broke more or less at will as the fifth seed struggled to stay with the second seed. Hewett eased into the next round in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

The semi-final saw Hewett against sixth seed Ruben Spaargaren. The Dutchman found the Brit far too good, as Hewett broke at will. The Brit dominated and never looked troubled against Spaargaren. The Dutchman just couldn’t do anything with the game of the Brit and Hewett eased into the final 6-1, 6-0.

In the final the second seed was against the top seed Tokito Oda. The Japanese stayed close to the Brit at the start, before Hewett secured the vital break of serve and moved ahead. The second set showed the Brit back at his best as he dominated Oda and lifted the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.



Wheelchair Round Up

Andrew Penney was defeated by Casey Ratzlaff in the first round 6-1, 6-0.

Cornelia Oosthuizen & Lucy Shuker were defeated by Macarena Cabrillana & Saki Takamuro in the first round 6-3, 6-4.

Gregory Slade was defeated by Heath Davidson in the first round 6-1, 6-4.

Cornelia Oosthuizen was defeated by Angelica Bernal in the second round 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Lucy Shuker was defeated by Kgothatso Montjane in the second round 6-3, 6-4.

Andrew Penney with Jakub Dominik Bukala were defeated by Casey Ratzlaff & Ruben Spaargaren in the quarater-final 6-0, 6-0.

Andy Lapthorne was defeated by Guy Sasson in the final 6-1, 6-0.

Andy Lapthorne & Gregory Slade were defeated by Heath Davidson & Robert Shaw in the final 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.