29 Nov 2009

Scheffers and Vink regain Camozzi Doubles title


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Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink became men's doubles champions at the Camozzi Doubles Masters for the second time in four years on Sunday, while Korie Homan and Esther Vergeer secured a Dutch double after winning the women's doubles final in Palazzolo, Italy and Nick Taylor and David Wagner regained the quad doubles title.

Scheffers became just the second men's player to win Singles Masters and Doubles Masters titles in the same season as he emulated the feat of Stefan Olsson in 2008. The Dutch world No. 3 maintained his current rich vein of form, making the difference as he and Vink, the 2006 champions, beat top seeds Robin Ammerlaan (NED) and Stephane Houdet (FRA) 61 36 60.

Frederic Cattaneo and Nicolas Peifer improved French fortunes in the play-off for third and fourth places against two-time former champions Martin Legner (AUT) and Satoshi Saida (JPN). Cattaneo and Peifer have tended fade in some of their matches this week, but despite dropping the second set to Legner and Peifer they finished with a flourish this time to secure a 61 46 61 victory.

The women's final produced an exciting all-Dutch contest as top seeds Homan and Vergeer attempted to win their first Camozzi Doubles Masters title as a partnership. After dropping their first set of the season in their second round-robin match, Homan and Vergeer took control of a first set tiebreak to avoid any repeat against Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot and went on to win the important points in the second set to prevail 76(2) 64.

Taylor and Wagner dominated the quad final, with Wagner proving deadly at the net as Taylor controlled the baseline exchanges. After winning the first set against Dorrie Timmermans (NED) and Shraga Weinberg (ISR) 61, Taylor and Wagner raced in to a 4-0 lead in the second set. Weinberg double-faulted to set the Americans up for another break, which Wagner converted before smashing another winner at the net on match point to seal a comprehensive 61 60 triumph.

After their surprise loss in the 2008 final, Taylor and Wagner lift the Camozzi Doubles Masters quad title for the fourth time in five years.

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