Brits McCarroll and Cotterill among Preston Indoor singles finalists

Brits McCarroll and Cotterill among Preston Indoor singles finalists
Antony Cotterill and James Shaw at Preston Indoor
Antony Cotterill and James Shaw

Marc McCarroll and Antony Cotterill take home hopes of singles success into Sunday’s last day of Preston Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament after reaching the men’s and quad singles finals respectively.

South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane and the USA’s Dana Mathewson will contest the women’s singles final, with Brits also in the men’s and women’s doubles finals.

Top seed McCarroll booked his place in the men’s singles final with a fine 6-3, 6-3 victory over Austrian third seed Martin Legner. McCarroll faces Gaetan Menguy of France in the title decider after Menguy ended hopes of an all-Brit final. The Frenchman came through his semi-final against fourths seed Dermot Bailey 6-1, 7-6(2) to thwart Bailey’s hopes of registering a win on his birthday.

Cotterill finished runner-up in the quad doubles final alongside James Shaw, but the all-Brit quad singles semi-final between them saw Cotterill emerge victorious after defeating Shaw 7-5, 6-1.

Cotterill plays Sam Schroder in the final after the Dutch second seed’s 6-3, 6-0 victory over Italy’s Alfredo di Cosmo.

There was a better outcome for di Cosmo in the quad doubles decider after he partnered Schroder to beat top seeds Cotterill and Shaw 6-2, 6-4.

A British champion is guaranteed in the women’s doubles, with Louise Hunt and Lauren Jones on either side of the net. Top seeds and 2016 Doubles Masters finalists Hunt and Mathewson secured a 6-2, 6-2 semi-final win over Montjane and the USA’s Elizabeth Williams. Jones and Michaela Spaanstra of the Netherlands completed a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Sweden’s Rebecka Bellander and Sanna Klindt.

The all-British duo of Mark Langeveld and Ruairi Logan will feature in the men’s doubles final after being awarded a walkover ahead of their semi-final against Italy’s Antonio Cippo and Silviu Culea. Langeveld and Logan face a difficult task in the final as they take on top seeds Legner and Menguy, who were 6-1, 6-1 winners over Australia’s Henry de Cure and Russia’s Leonid Shevchik.

Latest Draws 18.02.17

Order of Play – Sunday, 19 February 2017