Whiley and Reid clinch Cajun Classic titles

Whiley and Reid clinch Cajun Classic titles
Jordanne Whiley at the Cajun Classic

Jordanne Whiley clinched her second singles title of 2016 and the fourth ITF 1 Series singles title of her career when she produced a fine performance to beat Dutch top seed and world No.3 Aniek van Koot in the women’s singles final at the Cajun Classic.

Brits completed the event with two titles as Gordon Reid also shared in the men’s doubles crown, but there were runners-up honours for Reid in the men’s singles for the second successive year.

World No.4 and second seed Whiley claimed her first singles title in Baton Rouge after beating van Koot 7-6(7), 6-1 for her fourth career win over the former world No.1, ending the tournament with four straight sets wins.

“I’m really happy with my performance this week especially as I’m coming back from injury. I’ve been working on some new stuff at home and this just shows its paying off! I can’t wait now for South Africa in two weeks’ time,” said Whiley.

Reid leaves the USA with back-to-back men’s doubles titles after partnering Stefan Olsson of Sweden to successfully follow up their Pensacola Open title. Top seeds Reid and Olsson extended their unbeaten sequence to six matches as they eased to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over second seeds Frederic Cattaneo and Stephane Houdet, beating the French duo in a title decider for the second successive week.

However, Reid was unable to make it eight successive wins against world No.1 Houdet in the men’s singles final, with Houdet prevailing 6-4, 6-4.