Britain’s Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid advanced to the men’s doubles final as action continued at the International Tennis Federation Cajun Classic.
Doubles matches were the focus of attention today at Lamar Tennis Center in Baton Rouge, with singles semi-finals due to take place tomorrow.
Hewett had beaten Reid in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles yesterday at the wheelchair tennis Super Series event, but the duo joined forces for the doubles.
They produced a strong performance to emerge 6-3, 6-3 winners against Belgium’s Joachim Gerard and Sweden’s Stefan Olsson.
The British pair will face France’s Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in tomorrow’s final.
Houdet and Peifer, the tournament top seeds, benefitted from a walkover in their semi-final when Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Japan’s Shingo Kunieda were forced to withdraw.
United States’ Dana Mathewson continued her productive week in front of a home crowd, having already reached a maiden Super Series women’s singles semi-final.
Mathewson and Colombia’s Angelica Bernal won their doubles semi-final 6-2, 6-1 against Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock and Katharina Kruger.
Their reward is a final against top seeds Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot after the Dutch duo won 7-6, 6-4 against Thailand’s Sakhorn Khanthasit and Dutchwoman Marjolein Buis.
The quad doubles semi-finals saw top seeds Heath Davidson of Australia and Japan’s Koji Sugeno progress.
The tournament favourites won 6-2, 6-4 against Britain’s Antony Cotterill and South Africa’s Lucas Sithole.
United States’ Nicholas Taylor and David Wagner will provide the opposition in the final.
The second seeds won 6-3, 6-3 against fellow American Bryan Barten and Netherlands’ Dam Schroder.