23 Mar 2014

Reid, Griffioen, Burdekin clinch Cajun Classic titles

Match Report

Photo: William GreinerJiske Griffioen (NED)

Gordon Reid ensured a British double at the Cajun Classic, winning the men’s singles title on Sunday, the day after Jamie Burdekin had won the quad singles, while Jiske Griffioen claimed the women’s singles title after an all-Dutch final in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Top seed and world No. 3 Reid claimed the third ITF 1 Series title of his career with 62 62 victory over Argentinian third seed and world No. 5 Gustavo Fernandez. It was Reid’s third singles title of 2014 after winning his first Super Series title at the Sydney International and then adding the ITF 2 Series Bolton Indoor title.

World No. 3 Griffioen defeated world No. 4 Aniek van Koot 63 75 in a hotly contested women’s singles final, the second seed earning her second title of 2014 and the eleventh ITF 1 Series title of her career as she succeeded third seed van Koot as Cajun Classic champion. Griffioen’s only two losses in four tournaments so far this season have come against Japan’s current world No. 2 Yui Kamiji.

On Saturday’s penultimate day of play world No. 7 Burdekin claimed his first ITF 1 Series title after defeating world No. 1 and defending champion David Wagner of the United States 67(7) 62 63 in the quad singles final.

Doubles events come to thrilling conclusion

Dutch top seeds Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink, won of the most experienced doubles partnerships on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour, claimed the men’s doubles title in a thrilling finale as they held off Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Nicolas Peifer of France 62 36 (10-3) after a championship tiebreak.

South Africa’s Kgothatso Montjane and Britain’s Jordanne Whiley claimed their second career title together after another gripping conclusion to the women’s doubles final. Top seeds Montjane and Whiley edged out Britain’s Lucy Shuker and Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock, the third seeds, 76(3) 36 (11-9).