Jordanne Whiley US Open Champion
By Glenys Furness
- Jordanne Whiley becomes US Open singles champion 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
- Gordon Reid & Stephane Houdet win the men’s doubles 6-3, 6-1
- Andy Lapthorne & Dylan Alcott miss out 6-4, 2-6, 7-10
New York, USA – Jordanne Whiley defeated her doubles partner to win the ladies wheelchair singles. Gordon Reid & Stephane Houdet defeated unseeded opponents to take the wheelchair doubles title. Andy Lapthorne & Dylan Alcott lost a close final in the wheelchair quads.
In a thrilling ladies wheelchair final Whiley faced her doubles partner Yui Kamiji (JPN). Having lost in the doubles the pair had made progress through the singles without much difficulty to set up this meeting in the final. The Brit and the Japanese knew each others game well being doubles partners. It was Whiley who struck first, obtaining and converting one break point in the first set to take it 6-4. The second set saw the momentum switch to the Japanese player as Whiley struggled on first serve points. Kamiji earned five break points and converted three of them, as the Japanese served up a bagel to Whiley to level the match. The final set saw Kamiji break the Brit serve once, it was the only game she would win. Whiley broke four times to serve up a breadstick to take the title.
In the men’s doubles Reid & Houdet faced the French team of Michael Jeremiasz & Nicolas Peifer. The Brit/French team were top seeds playing the non seeded team. Reid & Houdet dominated the match from start to finish. The top seeds faced no break points in the first set whilst creating four and converting two to get the first set 6-3. The second set saw the only break point created and converted by the French team. It was the only game they won as the top seeds served up a breadstick in the second set.
Lapthorne & Alcott faced Nicholas Taylor & David Wagner in the men’s Quads final. The Brit/Aussie pairing survived numerous break points on serve before the Americans converted five of the 14 they created. Lapthorne & Alcott created eight break point changes and converted four of them taking the first set 6-4. The second set saw the Americans dominating converting two of the four break points created. The Brit/Aussie team were unable to convert any of the three break point chances created as the Americans took the set 6-2. The final would be decided by a match tiebreak. This turned out to be agonisingly close for Lapthorne & Alcott as they eventually lost out 7-10.