17 Jun 2012

Olsson and Ellerbrock win singles titles in Olot

Match Report

Photo: Fundacion Tommy Robredo (Anna Diago)Sabine Ellerbrock (GER)

Stefan Olsson of  Sweden and Sabine Ellerbrock of Sweden have won the men's singles and women's singles titles respectively at the 4th Open Memorial Santi Silvas, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, at the Club Natacio Olot.

Top seed Olsson remained unbeaten in the ITF 2 Series tournament since its inception in 2009 as he claimed his fourth straight men's singles title on Sunday's last day of play after a 62 76(5) victory over Argentinean second seed Agustin Ledesma.

On Saturday's penultimate day of play world No. 4 Ellerbrock won her first women's singles title in Olot when she dominated the final to beat Walraven 62 62 to secure her second win this season over the world No. 8.

In the men's semifinals world No. 6 Olsson maintained his bid for a fourth successive title as the 25-year-old defeated French third seed Frederic Cazeaudumec 62 62. In the other semifinal Ledesma faced a strong challenge from 2011 runner-up Fabian Mazzei of Italy, but the world No. 2 ranked junior player managed to edge to a 64 75 victory.

Dan Wallin continued the Swedish success when he paired up with Italy’s Fabian Mazzei to win the men’s doubles title as Ledesma had to be content with runners-up honours. Wallin and Mazzei defeated Alvaro Illobre of Spain and Ledesma 63 63 as Mazzei avenged his singles semifinal loss.

While going head-to-head in the women's singles final, top seeds Ellerbrock and Walraven proved much the strong in the doubles final and went on to beat Elena Jacinto of Spain and Maria Antonieta Ortiz of Chile 62 63.

Aside from the semifinals and finals, the penultimate day’s programme also included a clinic led by tournament director Tommy Robredo.

Meanwhile, the final day brought a visit from former Barcelona FC player Bojan Krkić, who joined ITF Wheelchair Tennis Ambassador Robredo to entertain the crowd with an exhibition of tennis football.

Video Highlights from Saturday's action at the 4th Open Memorial Santi Silvas

Tommy Robredo reflects on the 4th Open Memorial Santi Silvas