15 Jun 2014

Fernandez and Hunt lift singles titles in Olot

Match Report

Photo: Fundacio Tommy RobredoGustavo Fernandez (ARG) and Louise Hunt (GBR) with Tournament Director Tommy Robredo

World No. 4 Gustavo Fernandez clinched his first title of 2014 on Sunday at the 6th Open Memorial Santi Silvas as the Argentinian top seed successfully retained his men’s singles title with a straight sets win over second seed David Phillipson at the Club Natacio Olot in Spain.

Fernandez’s victory ended Phillipson’s hopes of clinching a British double after Louise Hunt had also won her first women’s singles title of the year on Saturday’s penultimate day of action. The ITF 2 Series event is organised by ITF Wheelchair Tennis Ambassador Tommy Robredo and his Foundation in memory of Rodredo’s childhood friend, Spanish wheelchair tennis player Santi Silvas.

After a second win in as many years over four-time champion Stefan Olsson in the semifinals, Fernandez prevailed in his fifth final of the season when defeating Phillipson 63 61.

Phillipson went on to secure victory in the men’s doubles, partnering Olsson. The top seeds earned a 61 61 victory over third seeds Roberto Chamizo and Martin de la Puente of Spain.

Hunt ended the tournament with both the women’s singles and doubles titles, victory in the women’s doubles coming alongside Spain’s Lola Ochoa, the player Hunt beat 76(4) 62 in Saturday’s women’s singles final.

Top seeds Hunt and Ochoa were in dominant form in the women’s doubles final, powering to a 61 60 win over French second seeds Evelyne Claverie and Pauline Helouin.

Video Highlights: Sunday, 15 June 2014

Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) reflects on his men's singles final at the 6th Open Memorial Santi Silvas

Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) - 6th Open Memorial Santi Silvas