Marc McCarroll secured a thrilling home victory in the men’s singles as Preston Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament came to a conclusion. The USA’s Dana Mathewson also lifted the women’s singles title in a final set tie-break.
Sam Schroder denied Antony Cotterill a second singles victory for a Brit in the quad singles. The Dutch second seed secured a comfortable straight sets win in the final.
A former men’s singles finalist in Preston, top seed McCarroll produced a determined performance to defeat second seed Gaetan Menguy of France 6-7 (6), 7-5, 7-6(6). McCarroll’s victory added to the celebrations on what was also his 32nd birthday.
Antony Cotterill went into the quad singles final as top seed and hoped to regain the Preston title, but Schroder had other ideas and earned a 6-0, 6-3 victory.
Fourth seed Mathewson gained another upset in the seeding in the women’s singles final. The USA player edged out top seed and world No.10 Kgothatso Montjane 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-6(9).
With a Brit guaranteed to be a part of the winning partnership in the women’s doubles, it was Lauren Jones and Dutchwoman Michaela Spaanstra who emerged victorious. The seconds seeds defeated top seeds Louise Hunt and Mathewson in a deciding match tie-break.
Jones and Spaanstra exceeded their pre-tournament doubles seeding to beat the last November’s Doubles Masters finalists Hunt and Mathewson 4-6, 6-4, (10-8).
Meanwhile, top seeds Martin Legner of Austria and Menguy took the men’s doubles title after a 6-0, 6-0 win over Brits Mark Langeveld and Ruairi Logan.
Schroder completed the Preston Indoors with a brace of titles, having already partnered Italy’s Alfredo di Cosmo to beat Cotterill and James Shaw in the quad doubles final.
The winners and runners-up received their trophies from Tennis Lancashire’s Chris Mansour. Many of the players who contested the Preston Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament will now play in the ITF 2 Bolton Indoors which begins on Tuesday.