Scheffers makes it a double at Nottinhgam Indoor

28th October 2012

World No.2 Maikel Scheffers made it a double as he lifted the men's singles and doubles titles at the Nottingham Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament today.

The Dutchman got the better of defending champion Gordon Reid in a repeat of last year's final as he won in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to collect his third Nottingham Indoor title following wins in 2007 and 2009.

British No.1 Reid finished the tournament on a high, teaming up with Scheffers in the men's doubles final where the top seeds took the title against Brits Marc McCarroll and David Phillipson 6-1, 6-1.

“After last year I was expecting another tough match. Gordon has a game that I find pretty tough to play against, but today I started well and even when he came back in the second set I kept my composure to manage to win it in straight sets,” said Scheffers, who narrowly missed out on a medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games after reaching the semi-finals.

“It’s our second title together from the only two tournaments we've played as partners, so we’re delighted to stay unbeaten,” added Reid. “We made a good start today and managed to sustain it and put in a solid performance and it's great to finish with a title.” 

Meanwhile, world No.5 Jiske Griffioen got the better of world No.3 Sabine Ellerbrock from Germany as the Dutchwoman battled from a set down to take the women's singles title 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

In the quad singles round-robin event Andy Lapthorne won the title with an unbeaten record, securing his fourth win out of four with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Antony Cotterill.

Finally, the quad doubles crown was won by Cotterill and Adam Field as the pair defeated fellow Brits Richard Green and Ian Payne 6-2, 6-2.