Phillipson silver wraps up final day at Eton Manor Int'l
On the final day of play at the Eton Manor International, Robin Ammerlaan was the men's singles gold medalist after he proved too strong for British No.3 David Phillipson in the final.
Phillipson kept pace with the top seed and world No.7 for the first five games but a few too many unforced errors gave Ammerlaan the advantage and he closed out the match 6-2, 6-2.
World No.23 Phillipson was awarded the silver medal while the bronze went to Gordon Reid after his bronze medal match opponent Marc McCarroll pulled out.
"I know I've got the quality and the skill to beat top players like Robin, but today it just didn't go for me and I wasn't consistent enough. But it was great to play on Centre Court at Eton Manor and I feel like I'll be well prepared come September if all goes well and I get picked for the team," said Phillipson.
The only other match of the day saw 14-year-old Alfie Hewett win the men's consolation final 7-5, 6-4 against Josh Steels.
Despite the unseasonal weather, British players were impressed by the facilities at Eton Manor and will be trying hard to qualify for the London 2012 Paralympics right up until the deadline of May 20th when the world rankings will be assessed.
"I'm really excited by the prospect of coming back here in September and winning singles and doubles this week has given me a taster of how good the same success could feel at the Paralympic Games," added four-time Paralympic Games medalist Norfolk.
"Centre Court has been brilliant to play on, especially when we had a very knowledgable crowd in here yesterday creating a great atmosphere when the event was opened up to the public."