By Daniel Etchells

Nick Taylor (left) and David Wagner (right) will put their doubles partnership to one side when they meet in the quarter-finals of the quads singles ©Getty ImagesThree-time Paralympic doubles gold medallists Nick Taylor and David Wagner are set to face each other in the quads singles competition quarter-finals at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 1 Series event in Pensacola, Florida, after both secured their passage by different means. 

In what was just his second singles match victory since June, Taylor beat fellow American David Buck in the first round to set up a last-eight showdown against world number one and defending champion Wagner, who received a bye.

Both Taylor and compatriot Wagner, unbeaten in the quad doubles at the Pensacola Open since 2008, will be vying for a place in the semi-finals along with another American Greg Hasterok.

Hasterok is due to take on world number two Dylan Alcott of Australia, who claimed a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Canada's Mika Ishikawa.

In the only three-set match of the quad singles first round, Brazil's Ymanitu Silva overcame Israel's Haim Lev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to secure a quarter-final encounter against world number three Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain.

Lapthorne's compatriot Jamie Burdekin, the fourth seed, is due to meet Israel's Itay Erenlib in the one other tie after easing to a 6-0, 6-0 win against American Steven Baxter. 

Australia's Adam Kellerman was one of two seeded players to feature and win in the first round of the men's singles ©Getty ImagesAustralia's Adam Kellerman was one of two seeded players to feature and win in the first round of the men's singles ©Getty Images

Meanwhile, in the men's singles only one of the day's ten first round matches went to a deciding set as four players recorded 6-0, 6-0 victories.

American Anthony Lara beat compatriot Nick Burnham 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the sole three-set contest and will go on to play The Netherlands' Maikel Scheffers, given a bye as a top six seed.

The two seeded players to miss out on a bye were Australia's Adam Kellerman, who won 6-0, 6-0 against France's Benjamin Rouyer to set up a meeting against fellow countryman and close friend Keegan Oh-Chee, and South Africa's Evans Maripa, who goes on to play American Lawrence Keeter after defeating Brazil's Mauricio Pomme 6-4, 6-0.

Daniel Rodrigues and Carlos Santos improved Brazilian fortunes at the expense of France, as Rodrigues beat Cedric Mocellin 6-0, 6-0, and Santos earned a 6-0, 6-1 win over Herve Bouchard to set up a second round meeting with world number five and second seed Joachim Gerard of Belgium.

Top seed and reigning Pensacola Open champion Gordon Reid will start his title defence against fellow Briton David Phillipson, who also beat French opposition in the shape of Patrice Meyer 6-0, 6-0.

Second seed Jordanne Whiley awaits fellow Briton Louise Hunt in round two ©Getty ImagesSecond seed Jordanne Whiley awaits fellow Briton Louise Hunt in round two ©Getty Images

America's Emmy Kaiser and Kaitlyn Verfuerth secured straight-set wins in the women's singles to join compatriots Shelby Baron and Elizabeth Williams, two of several receivers of byes, in the second round. 

Macarena Cabrillana beat fellow Chilean Maria Diaz 6-2, 6-1 to earn a second round contest against sixth seed Lucy Shuker of Britain, while Mexico's Rosalba Vazquez edged out Willemien Smits 7-5, 6-4 and goes on to face a second Dutch opponent, third seed Marjolein Buis.

The second round will also feature an all-British encounter between second seed Jordanne Whiley and Louise Hunt, who beat Russia's Polina Shakirova 6-2, 6-1. 

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