Richard Green finished runner-up in the quad singles at the Open de Vendee as Brits completed the ITF 3 Series event having reached two finals.
After improving on his fourth seeding to reach his second ITF 3 singles final, Green was unable to find a way past Dutchman Sam Schroder, who took the title 6-2, 6-4. Green’s runners-up placing came a day after Dermot Bailey’s runners-up spot in the men’s doubles.
Richard Green reached the quad singles final on the penultimate day of the Open de Vendee as Dermot Bailey finished runner-up in the men’s doubles.
Meanwhile, James Shaw and Bailey saw their respective singles challenges come to an end in the semi-finals at the latest tournament for players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme.
Green reached the second ITF 3 Series quad singles final of his career with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Chile’s Pablo Araya. Green, who won his first ITF 3 title at the Rezidencija Open in Croatia in 2014, will now play Sam Schroder of the Netherlands in Sunday’s Open de Vendee final. Schroder ended Shaw’s hopes of setting up an all-British final when winning their semi-final 6-3, 6-2.
Bailey faced a tough men’s singles semi-final against in-form Chinese third seed Zujun Wei and Wei earned a 6-2, 7-5 win over the reigning National champion. Later in the day Bailey and Gaetan Menguy of France reached the doubles final after a 6-2, 6-1 win over French duo Fabien Bayon and Nicolas Vanlerberghe, but their bid for the title ended in a 6-0, 7-6 loss.
Dermot Bailey, James Shaw and Richard Green moved into the men’s singles and quad singles semi-finals on the second day of the Open de Vendee.
Second seed Bailey will play Chinese third seed Zujun Wei in the men’s singles semi-finals after easing through his quarter-final against Frenchman David Grignon 6-2, 6-0.
Earlier in the day quad singles third seed Shaw defeated Sophie Fraioli of France 6-1, 6-3 in his opening match of the week to advance to a last four contest against Sam Schroder of the Netherlands. Fourth seed Green began his challenge with en even more dominant 6-0, 6-1 win over another French player, Virgil Silva. Green goes on to play Pablo Araya of Chile for a place in the final.
Bailey will also contest the men’s doubles semi-finals after partnering Gaetan Menguy of France to win their opening match 6-0, 6-0. Bailey and Menguy play French duo Fabien Bayon and Nicolas Vanlerberghe for a place in the final.
However, Green and Shaw narrowly missed out on a place in the quad doubles final after a deciding match tie-break in their semi-final. The Brits were edged out 2-6, 7-5, (10-8) by Fraioli and Schroder.
After an early loss in the women’s singles Lauren Jones made a winning start to the consolation singles when she beat Emilie Chene of France 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. Jones will now play South Africa’s Mariska Venter, but Jones and Venter have bowed out of the women’s doubles.
Dermot Bailey advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals on the opening day of the Open de Vendee,
Second seed Bailey will play David Grignon of France for a place in the semi-finals at the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour event after defeating Spain’s Patxi Fadrique 6-0, 6-1 in his first round match.
Bailey and Gaetan Menguy of France are top seeds for the men’s doubles and have a bye through to the quarter-finals.
However, Lauren Jones slipped to a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Italian third seed Marianna Lauro in the women’s singles. Jones will now partner Mariska Venter of South Africa in the women’s doubles as they begin their campaign against Emile Chene of France and the USA’s Kaitlyn Verfuerth.
James Shaw and Richard Green are both seeded for the quad singles and both begin their challenges on the second day of competition against French opponents. Third seed Shaw faces Sophie Fraioli of France and fourth seed Green takes on Virgil Silva.
Green and Shaw are top seeds for the men’s doubles and have a bye into the semi-finals of the event.