Reid and Collins lift titles, Lumsden and Rylatt win on TS Open Tour
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Gordon Reid added yet more silverware to his trophy cabinet by lifting the Wheelchair Doubles Masters title for the third time.
Reid and long-term partner Alfie Hewett finished an incredible year in style in Barcelona, fighting back in the final to beat Martin De la Puente and Gustavo Fernandez 3-6, 6-2, 10-6.
“[It was the] perfect end to a strong year on the doubles court together,” said Reid. “We’ll be back for more in 2024.”
The pair have won a remarkable ten doubles titles in 2023, including the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Collins wins in France
There was Scottish success in France as Ali Collins and Lily Miyazaki claimed the women’s doubles title at the ITF W60 in Nantes.
Collins’ third doubles title of the season was secured after a dramatic first set which saw the British pair recover from a double-break down to win 7-6 (4) before clinching the second 6-2.
En route to the final with Emily Appleton and Isabelle Haverlag, the champions took out Collins’ compatriot Maia Lumsden and partner Alicia Barnett in the semi-finals.
Stewart reaches semis in Sunderland
Hamish Stewart reached his second semi-final in two weeks on the ITF World Tennis Tour after an impressive run at the M25 in Sunderland.
Like the previous week in Glasgow, it was Alexander Blockx who ended Stewart’s run at the last-four stage, with the Scot having seen off three fellow Britons in the earlier rounds.
University of Stirling student Rob Cowley also enjoyed a strong week in Sunderland, reaching the semi-finals of the doubles.
Last leaderboard event on TS Open Tour
The final leaderboard event of the season on the TS Open Tour took place at the University of Stirling.
At stake at the Scottish National Open Championships were the last remaining places in next month’s TS Open Tour Finals, which will feature the 16 men’s and women’s players who’ve accumulated the most points throughout 2023.
In the men’s singles, Ewen Lumsden cemented his place as one of the top performers on this year’s tour as he lifted the title without dropping a set, including a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Ewan Moore in the final.
Hannah Rylatt, from the GB National Tennis Academy based at Stirling, was the champion in the women’s singles, also lifting the title without dropping a set.
In the final, she overcame Teodora Prisadnikova in two hard-fought sets, with Rylatt edging both in tie-breaks.
Delight for Dominik
On the junior circuit, it was a brilliant week for young Dominik Czopek, who won the 12U Lexus Junior International Tennis Europe event in Nottingham.
After coming through qualifying, Dominik won two knockout ties in match tie-breaks, before dominant displays in the final stages.