Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez partnered Great Britain’s Gordon Reid in a convincing 6-1, 6-0 victory over their Dutch opponents in the second match of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters in Bemmel.
Fernandez and Reid dominated Dutch players Tom Egberink and Maikel Scheffers in their Group B match at the the Sportcentrum de Schaapskooi in The Netherlands municipality to make it two wins from two for the pair.
In the same group, Japan’s Shingo Kunieda and Takashi Sanada triumphed over Dutch player Ruben Spaargaren and his Belgian team-mate Jef Vandorpe 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.
In Group A of the men’s doubles French duo Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer defeated Belgium’s Joachim Gerard and Sweden’s Stefan Olsson 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 for their second win too.
Having lost to the French pair in the first match, Spain’s Daniel Caverzaschi and Martin De La Puente registered their first win of the tournament against Agustin Ledesma and Daniel Rodrigues.
The South American pair, from Argentina and Brazil respectively, narrowly lost the first set by tie break but could no stem momentum of the Spaniards who ran away with the second set to win 7-6, 6-3.
There was some success for the host nation in the women’s doubles as Dutch pair Marjolein Buis and Aniek van Koot beat Japan’s Momoko Ohtani and Manami Tanaka 7-5, 6-4 in Group B.
The Group A match was also a partial win for The Netherlands as Diede de Groot partnered Britain’s Lucy Shuker in their outstanding win over France’s Charlotte Famin and South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane.
The French and South African players could not win a game against their opponents as it finished in a whitewash 6-0, 6-0.
In the quad doubles, British pair Andy Lapthorne and Antony Cotterill took a set from the defending champions David Wagner and Nicholas Taylor in their round-robin match but were unable to seal the victory.
The American champions prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to keep their unbeaten run in the competition.