CC_Adam_KellermanAUS_Tennis_13_2Adam Kellerman claimed his first UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour men’s singles title of 2015 as the ITF 2 Series VINCI Czech Open drew to a close on Sunday in Prostejov, with Alberto Corradi and Michaela Spaanstra having won the quad singles and women’s singles.

With Kellerman playing Frederic Cattaneo of France in a clay court final in Europe for the second successive week, the second seed managed to reverse his 75 75 loss to Cattaneo at the Polish Open to wrap up a 64 64 victory and level their career head-to-head at four wins apiece.

Cattaneo kept himself on course to regain the Czech title after easing to a 62 62 semifinal win over Austrian third seed Martin Legner 62 62. Kellerman had a closer semifinal against Spanish fourth seed Daniel Caverzaschi, but the Australian pulled through 63 64.

Cattaneo and Legner were on opposite sides of the net again in the men’s doubles final after second seeds Caverzaschi and Kellerman bowed out in the last four to the greater experience of Legner and Sweden’s Peter Vikstrom.

Unseeded in Prostejov, Legner and Vikstrom won their semifinal 62 63, while Cattaneo and fellow former Paralympic doubles medallist Ricky Molier, the top seeds, beat the unseeded partnership of Steffen Sommerfeld and Petr Utikal 63.

But the combination of former world No. 1 doubles player Legner and two-time Paraympic doubles medallist Vikstrom proved strongest in the final to beat Cattaneo and Molier 75 62.

By ITF Media
Posted: 15/6/2015

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