Hunt lifts fourth doubles title of 2012

19 March 2012

University of Bath student Louise Hunt clinched her fourth doubles title of 2012 at the Bavarian Indoor Open in Germany.

The Sports Performance student, Britain’s number 3 ranked women’s wheelchair tennis player, partnered Germany’s Katharina Kruger in the women’s doubles.

The top seeds defeated Germany’s Bianca Osterer and Dorrie Timmermans of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-1 in the final as Hunt added to doubles titles she’s also won in Australia and Britain already this year.

Victory in the doubles final gave Hunt a measure of compensation for her 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final loss to Timmermans in the women’s singles after the Brit had started confidently with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Switzerland’s Parmila Grangier.

“I was very pleased with the doubles in Germany, I played great and really enjoyed playing with Katharina, we always have good fun,” said Hunt.

“It’s also my sixth ITF 2 Series doubles title since June last year so I’m delighted. To lose in the singles quarter-finals again was disappointing, but I did play really well. Dorrie just played that little bit better and was hitting all her lines! But, I’m happy that the score was much closer than when we played a few weeks ago in Sunderland.”

Hunt, currently ranked No. 19 in the women’s singles world rankings, lines up alongside many of the world’s top players at the Cajun Classic at Baton Rouge in Louisiana this week, with the end of the qualification period for the London 2012 Paralympics in May now just over two months away.

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