Alfie Hewett at the 2023 US Open
Alfie Hewett at the 2023 US Open | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for the LTA)

Tennis | Wheelchair Tennis Round Up | Hewett does the double at Cajun Classic

By Glenys Furness

  • Alfie Hewett claims singles and doubles titles
  • Andy Lapthorne claims quads doubles title
BATON ROUGE, LOS ANGELES, USA – Alfie Hewett entered the event and was the second seed in singles, but the top seed in doubles. The Brit claimed both titles.


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Alfie Hewett was the second seed at the Cajun Classic. In the first round the Brit drew Adam Berdichevsky. The Israeli was dominated by Hewett in the first set and the Brit eased ahead. The second set was closer, as Berdichevsky played better. However, Hewett secured the break of serve and took the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

The second round had Hewett against Casey Ratzlaff. The American stayed with the Brit at the start of the match, before the seed broke serve and moved ahead. The second set saw the Brit dominate Ratzlaff and ease into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

In the quarter-final Hewett was against eighth seed Takashi Sanada. The Japanese proved the toughest match to date and stayed with the second seed to force a tiebreak. Hewett showed his class in the breaker and dominated Sanada to take the lead. The second set looked to be heading the same way, but, Hewett managed to break serve at the end to secure the match 7-6(1), 7-5.

The semi-final saw Hewett against third seed Gustavo Fernandez. The Argentine stayed with the Brit at the start, but Hewett managed to break serve and get the lead. The second set was more of the same, except that the second seed broke early and Fernandez could not get back. Hewett moved into the final 6-4, 6-3.

In the final Hewett was against top seed and last weeks opponent in Georgia, Tokito Oda. The Japanese again stayed with Hewett at the start, before the Brit secured the break of serve and moved ahead. The second set saw Oda try to fight back, but Hewett again broke serve and secured the win 6-4, 6-4.

In the doubles Hewett teamed up as usual with Gordon Reid and the pair were top seeds. As a result they received a bye into the quarter-final where they were against Geoffrey Jasiak & Oliver Langlois. The seeds dominated from the outset as the French were unable to get into the match. Hewett & Reid eased through in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

The semi-finals saw the Brits against third seeds Martin De la Puente & Joachim Gerard. The third seeds put up a fight but Hewett & Reid broke serve to take the lead. The second set saw the Brits break early and De la Puente & Gerard were unable to get back into the match. The Brits took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

In the final the top seeds were against second seeds Takuya Miki & Tokito Oda. The Brits dominated the match from the outset. Miki & Oda just couldn’t keep up with Hewett & Reid. The Brits soon secured the match by breaking quickly and easily in both sets, lifting the trophy 6-2, 6-2.



Wheelchair Tennis Round Up

Andrew Penney was defeated by Geoffrey Jasiak in the first round 6-4, 6-1.

Gregory Slade was defeated by Diego Perez in the first round 6-3, 6-4.

Lucy Shuker was defeated by Angelica Bernal in the second round 6-3, 6-1.

Martha Harris was defeated by Dana Mathewson in the second round 6-0, 6-0.

Cornelia Oosthuizen was defeated by Aniek Van Koot in the second round 6-3, 6-4.

Gordon Reid was defeated by Tokito Oda in the quarter-final 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-3.

Andy Lapthorne was defeated by Sam Schroder in the quarter-final 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1

Cornelia Oosthuizen & Lucy Shuker were defeated by Yui Kamiji & Kgothatso Montjane in the quarter-final 6-1, 6-3.

Gregory Slade with Hunter Groce were defeated by Andy Lapthorne & David Wagner in the quarter-final 6-4, 7-5.

Andy Lapthorne with David Wagner defeated Guy Sasson & Ymanitu Silva in the final 6-3, 6-2.