University of Bath-based wheelchair tennis player Louise Hunt has collected the women’s doubles title at her first tournament season on the 2011 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
The 19-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance student won the women’s doubles title at the Jura Indoors at Delemont in Switzerland.
The British No 3, from Wanborough in Wiltshire, paired up with Switzerland’s Parmila Grangier at the ITF Futures Series event to beat 2004 Athens Paralympic women’s doubles bronze medallist Karin Suter of Switzerland and her German partner Linda Wagemann 6-3, 6-4 in Saturday’s semi-finals.
The top seeds then went on to defeat the second seeds, Russia’s Ludmila Bubnova and Sophie Fraioli of France 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday’s final.
Hunt now joins a host of other Britons who line up for the first British-based world ranking event of the season, the North West Challenge, which begins on Friday at South Ribble Tennis Centre near Preston. Hunt was runner-up in the women’s singles at the North West Challenge, another ITF Futures Series event, in 2010.
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Posted: Monday 21 February 2011