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Wheelchair Tennis: World Team Cup Results

May 2, 2011

The Great Britain women’s wheelchair tennis team beat Switzerland to finish third at the World Team Cup in South Africa.

Having lost to Germany in Friday’s semi-finals, Louise Hunt and Jordanne Whiley were keen to finish on a high.

Hunt lost in straight sets to Swiss number one Karin Suter-Erath before Whiley levelled the tie by beating Simona Rusnak 6-3 6-0.

And the GB pair fought hard to win the deciding doubles match 3-6 6-1 6-3.

Hunt and Whiley’s bronze medal followed Friday’s third place-finish for the quad team of Peter Norfolk, Antony Cotterill and Jamie Burdekin.

Cotterill gave GB the advantage in their play-off against Canada but Burdekin was edged out by world number five Sarah Hunter.

But Paralympic singles champion Norfolk and Burdekin led 6-1 2-0 in the doubles decider before Canada had to retire.

The GB juniors lost 2-1 to Australia in their play-off for third place while the men’s team beat Austria 2-1 to finish seventh.

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