10 Nov 2007

Scheffers and Vink to play Houdet and Jeremiasz in decider


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Stephane Houdet and Michael Jeremiasz (FRA) beat top seeds Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida (JPN) in Sunday's Men's semifinals at the Camozzi Doubles Masters and will now go on to face defending champions Maikel Scheffers and Ronald Vink (NED) in Sunday's final in Palozzolo, Italy.

Houdet and Jeremiasz won the important points against the reigning Paralympic champions to secure a 64 63 victory and leave Kunieda and Saida still looking for their first Doubles Masters title as a pairing.

In the other semi-final Scheffers and Vink stayed on course to defend their title when they beat Swedish duo Stefan Olsson and Peter Wikstrom 64 62.

Scheffers and Vink have met Houdet and Jeremiasz twice so far this season, winning two close contests at the Australian Open in January and the Japan Open in May.

Florence Gravellier (FRA) and Lucy Shuker (GBR) picked up the third place prizemoney in the Women's Doubles after defeating Aniek Van Koot (NED) and Mie Yaosa (JPN) 63 62 in Saturday's play-offs. Gravellier and Shuker had also beaten Van Koot and Yaosa earlier in the week in the round-robin phase of the competition.

Jiske Griffioen and Esther Vergeer will bid to retain their Camozzi Doubles Masters title in Sunday's all-Dutch Women's final against Korie Homan and Maaike Smit.

Meanwhile, Sarah Hunter (CAN) and Bas Van Erp (NED) overcame Giuseppe Polidori and Antonio Raffaele (ITA) 64 62 in the third and four place play-off in the Quad Doubles, thus dropping one less game than when beating the Italian duo in their round-robin contest earlier in the week.

American top seeds Nick Taylor and David Wagner will aim to retain their Quad title on Sunday against surprise finalists Johan Andersson and Christer Jansson.

The play-offs for the minor placings in the Men's event saw 2000 finalists Robin Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman beat Frederic Cattaneo and Nicolas Peifer (FRA) 61 63 for fifth place. Meanwhile, Tadeusz Kruszelnikci (POL) and Martin Legner (AUT) beat Lahcen Majdi (FRA) and Gert Vos (BEL) 61 76(4) for seventh place.

The latest drawsheets and the order of play for Sunday, 11 November, can be downloaded via the links to the PDF files below.

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