Marc McCarroll has completed his preparations for the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships with men’s singles and doubles victory at the Vancouver International in Canada.
McCarroll’s Vancouver International success has seen him return to Britain having earned back-to-back ITF 3 titles following singles and doubles victories at the Midwest Championships in Grand Rapids, USA.
The British No.3 eased into the men’s singles final in Grand Rapids after dropping just three games across his first two matches against Americans Lawrence Keeter and Chris Herman.
After defeating Mexico’s Margarito Bautista 6-0, 6-0, Herman was again McCarroll’s semi-final opponent in Vancouver. The Brit followed a 6-0, 6-2 win over Herman in Grand Rapids with an even more dominant 6-0, 6-1 win in Canada.
In both singles finals McCarroll faced his doubles partner, Japan’s Kouhei Suzuki. After being taken to a deciding set by Suzuki in the title decider at the Midwest Championships, McCarroll claimed the Vancouver International title 6-3, 6-0.
Reaching successive doubles finals proved relatively straight forward for McCarroll and Suzuki in both Grand Rapids and Vancouver. The top seeds then went on to defeat American second seeds Herman and Casey Ratzlaff 6-1, 6-4 to clinch the Midwest Championships title. They again justified their top seeding to win the Vancouver International crown 6-2, 6-2.
McCarroll is among the players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme now heading to Nottingham for the British Open on 26 to 31 July.
After making his Paralympic debut at London 2012, McCarroll is also among the ten wheelchair tennis players selected to represent ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016.