15 Sep 2013

Reid, Whiley, Barten win Hilton Head titles

Match Report

Gordon Reid (GBR)

Gordon Reid and Bryan Barten made it five successive men’s singles and quad singles titles apiece as the PTR Wheelchair Championships, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, came to a close on Sunday. Jordanne Whiley won the women’s singles title to complete a clean sweep of the men’s and women’s singles and doubles titles for British players in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

After rain delayed play on the last day of the ITF 2 Series event top seed Reid clinched a hard won 75 63 win over fourth seed Marc McCarroll in the men’s singles final to take his tally of singles and doubles titles in Hilton Head into double figures.

After Reid partnered compatriot McCarroll on Saturday’s penultimate day of play to win their second men’s doubles title together in South Carolina, the world No. 6 is now unbeaten at the PTR Championships in both singles and doubles since 2009.

“It's a great feeling to win another two titles here this year and defend them both five years in a row,” said Reid. “It was a tough final today. Me and Marc know each other’s games well, so it's always difficult to play against each other, but I'm happy with the result and it’s a nice ending to this US tour.”

Second seed Whiley made her second appearance in the women’s singles final in Hilton Head and after finishing runner-up to her countrywoman Lucy Shuker in 2009. The world No. 8 avenged that defeat on Sunday as she beat her doubles partner and the tournament top seed 62 75 in the final.

Whiley’s victory ended Shuker’s hopes of a fourth women’s singles title in five years, with Shuker’s only other singles defeat in South Carolina having come in the 2011 final. Whiley secured her third win over Shuker in four matches this season and her first over the world No. 7 since they met in the final of the Atlanta Open in May.

Shuker and Whiley had already secured the women’s doubles title, clinching their third PTR Championships doubles title together on Saturday.

Barten and partner David Jordan lost to Americans David Buck and Greg Hasterok in the doubles on Saturday as Barten's quest for a fifth successive quad doubles title in Hilton Head came to an end. 

Second seed Buck made a good start as he sought to win both the quad singles and quad doubles crowns, but Barten fought back to eventually seal a 67(6) 62 64 victory for his sixth singles title in total in Hilton Head, having first won the ITF 2 Series title in 2004. Barten's last five NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour singles titles have now all come at the PTR Championships. 

PTR Wheelchair Championships draws and results