Hunt wins back-to-back doubles titles
University of Bath student Louise Hunt and partner Lucy Shuker have won back-to-back wheelchair tennis women’s doubles titles in North America.
A week ago the British pair won the TennisCanada International in Montreal, beating Shelby Baron (USA) and Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) 6-1, 6-1 in the final of Hunt’s first North American tournament.
And on Saturday they followed that up by taking the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Hilton Head in South Carolina. The top seeds defeated second seeds Yuka Chokyu of Canada and Kanako Domori of Japan 6-3, 6-3, having reached the final without dropping a game.
Hunt, a University of Bath Sports Performance student, also just missed out on a place in the women’s singles final in South Carolina with a narrow 6-3, 1-6, 3-6 semi-final defeat to Montjane.
Geraint Richards, Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme Coach, said: "Lucy and Louise have combined superbly to win two titles in successive weeks and their third ITF 2 Series doubles title this season."