10 Jan 2010

McCarroll, Griffioen, McLeod lift Brisbane titles


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Marc McCarroll (GBR) clinched the first ITF 3 Series title of his career on Sunday at the Queensland Open, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, in Brisbane, while Jiske Griffioen (NED) and James McLeod (NZL) won the women's singles and quad singles titles respectively.

With the men's wheelchair singles final scheduled shortly before the Brisbane International ATP final between Andy Roddick and Radek Stepanek, 24-year-old fourth seed McCarrroll earned his first ever win over fellow Briton and third seed Reid as he edged a fascinating final 76 46 64.

McCarroll received the David Johnson Perpetual Trophy from Johnson himself, having beaten the local favourite and a stalwart of the sport in Queensland in Saturday's semifinals.

McCarroll and Reid went on to take the men's doubles title as they justified top seeding to beat Australian second seeds Michael Dobbie and Ben Weekes 75 63 completing a British clean sweep of the men's main draw titles.

Griffioen collected the women's singles title for the loss of just one game in three matches, clinching the final with a 60 60 win over Luba Josevski.

Janel Manns (AUS) and Tiffiney Perry (NZL) won the women's doubles title, beating Josevski and Narelle Henderson (AUS) 63 63 in the final.

McLeod remained unbeaten in his four round-robin matches to win the quad singles, beating runner-up Matthew Ingram 60 61 in the match between the two players, while McLeod's toughest match of the week came in a 75 63 victory over third-placed Peter Hill (AUS).

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