October 3rd, 2018

4 Florida Players Raise Trophies at PTR Wheelchair Championships

General News Wheelchair Tennis

Two Florida singles players and a doubles team were victorious at the PTR Wheelchair Championships, held Sept. 20-23, 2018 on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The event is part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, a ITF Series II Event/Grade A Junior Tournament and a USTA Fall Southern Championship.

The event included divisions for men, women, quads and juniors, from novice to world-ranked players.

Special activities during the four days included a Players Drill Clinic, Welcome Pizza Party, Run/Roll Event, Oceanfront Beach Party, Sports Psychology Presentation by Dr. Bryce Young, and an Instructing Wheelchair Tennis Course.

Florida players in finals (seeds in parenthesis):

Women’s “A” Singles: (1) Lynn Seidemann (Delray Beach, Fla.) d. Michelle Wilson 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

Men’s Open Singles Consolation: (1) Daisuke Arai d. (2) Chris Herman (St. Petersburg, Fla.) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6
Men’s “A” Singles: (2) John Becker (Boca Raton, Fla.) d. (1) Taylor Wingate 6-1, 6-3
Men’s “B” Singles Consolation: Thomas Mobley d. (2) Jose Gomez (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)
Men’s “C” Singles Consolation: (2) Arne Roaldsand d. Jerome Postal (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Men’s “A” Doubles: (1) Jody Lawhead (Delray Beach, Fla.)/Taylor Wingate d. (2) John Becker (Boca Raton, Fla.)/Harlon Matthews 7-6(6), 2-6, 1-0(6)

For full results go to www.ptrtennis.org.