30 May 2010

Peifer and Griffioen win Sardinia Open titles


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After Dorrie Timmermans (NED) secured the quad singles title earlier in the week, Nicolas Peifer of France and Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands clinched the men's main draw singles and women's singles titles as the Sardinia Open, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, drew to a close on Saturday in Alghero.

Second seed Peifer was in sparkling form in the men's final, the world No. 8 securing his second title of 2010 as he eased past top seed and world No. 7 Martin Legner (AUT) 61 61.

After losing out in the quarterfinals in Sardinia in 2009, top seed Griffioen made no mistakes this time. The world No. 7 won her fourth NEC Tour singles titles of the season in fine style as she defeated fourth seed and first-time ITF 1 Series finalist Christine Schoenn 62 63.

Apart from being adversaries in the singles final, Legner and Peifer paired up successfully to win the men's main draw doubles, the top seeds fending off a second set comeback from the unseeded pairing of Fabian Mazzei (ITA) and Quico Tur (ESP) to prevail 60 75.

Meanwhile, the all-Dutch pairing of Griffioen and Marjolein Buis justified top seeding to win the women's doubles final, beating singles semi-finalist Ilanit Fridman (ISR) and Schoenn 60 62.

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