Andy Lapthorne at The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2017 | (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for The Tennis Foundation)

Tennis | Wheelchair Tennis Round Up | Lapthorne does the double in Bolton

By Glenys Furness

  • Andy Lapthorne claimed singles and doubles titles
  • Brit was top seed in both
BOLTON, UK – Andy Lapthorne entered the event in Lancashire and was the top seed in both quad singles and doubles. The Brit claimed both titles.


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Andy Lapthorne entered the event in Bolton and was the top seed in both singles and doubles. In the singles the Brit had a bye in the first round. The second round saw Lapthorne against Jerome De Meyere. The Frenchman found the top seed too strong, as Lapthorne dominated from the outset. The top seed lost only one game to move into the next round 6-1, 6-0.

In the quarter-final Lapthorne was against his doubles partner here sixth seed Gregory Slade. The first set was more of the same as the top seed dominated and took the lead. Slade fought back in the second set and stayed with Lapthorne. Eventually, Lapthorne secured the vital break of serve to move into the next round in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.

The semi-final saw the Brit against fourth seed Leandro Pena. The Brazilian was outclassed in the first set by the top seed who dominated. The second set was closer, as Pena tried to fight back. However, Lapthorne managed to secure the vital break of serve and moved into the final 6-1, 6-4.

In the final the Brit was due to face eighth seed Andrew Bogdanov. The American was unable to take to the court, so the Brit claimed the title without having to hit a ball in the final. Lapthorne lifted the title 0-0 (RET).

Quad Doubles

Lapthorne teamed up with Slade for the doubles and the Brits were the top seeds. In the first round the Brits drew Ugur Altinel & Ali Ataman. The Turks were no match for the top seeds, who dominated from the outset. Lapthrone & Slade eased through in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.

In the semi-final the Brits were against Tomas Masaryk & Shraga Weinburg. The Slovak/Israeli pair were unable to take to the court, so the top seeds moved into the final with a walkover. Not the way they would have wanted to make the final, but the final they were in 0-0 (RET).

The final the Brits were against Brazilian second seeds Leandro Pena & Ymanitu Silva. The top seeds dominated the first set and didn’t drop a game to take the lead. The second set was closer. Pena & Silva stayed with Lapthorne & Slade to start with. Eventually, though, the Brits broke serve and took the title 6-0, 6-4.



Wheelchair Round Up

Andrew Penney was defeated by Feng Xiaomin in the first round 6-4, 6-0.

Ruby Bishop was defeated by Maylee Phelps in the first round 6-1, 6-3.

Helen Bond was defeated by Lola Ochoa in the first round 6-0, 6-1.

Cornelia Oosthuizen was defeated by Jinte Bos in the first round 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Richard Green with Jerome De Meyere were defeated by Tomas Masaryk & Shraga Weinburg in the first round 6-1, 6-4.

Gary Cox & Oliver Cox were defeated by Andrew Bogdanov & Mitch McIntyre in the first round 6-2, 6-3.

Ruben Harris with Asif Abbasi were defeated by Robin Groenewoud & Maarten Ter Hofte in the first round 6-2, 6-0.

Helen Bond with Natalia Lanucha were defeated by Charlotte Fairbank & Maayan Zikri in the first round 6-0, 6-0.

Ruby Bishop & Abbie Breakwell were defeated by Lucy Shuker & Cornelia Oosthuzien in the first round 6-2, 6-1.

Gary Cox was defeated by Andrew Bogdanov in the second round 6-1, 6-1.

Oliver Cox was defeated by Ugur Altinel in the second round 6-2, 6-1.

Richard Green was defeated by Leandro Pena in the second round 6-2, 7-6(2).

Dahnon Ward was defeated by Daniel Caverzaschi in the second round 6-3, 6-1.

Abbie Breakwell was defeated by Lucy Shuker in the second round 6-3, 6-1.

Ben Bartram was defeated by Stephane Houdet in the quarter-final 6-4, 6-2.

Lucy Shuker was defeated by Dana Mathewson in the semi-final 6-4, 6-1.

Andrew Penney with Casey Ratzlaff were defeated by Frederic Cattaneo & Stephane Houdet in the semi-final 6-0, 6-0.

Ben Bartram & Dahnon Ward were defeated by Tom Egberink & Maikel Scheffers in the semi-final 0-0 (RET).

Cornelia Oosthuzien & Lucy Shuker defeated Angelica Bernal & Maria Florencia Moreno in the final 6-1, 2-6, 10-8.