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Australians qualify for wheelchair tennis’s World Team Cup event in Turkey

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Calati’s medals from Sri Lanka. Image credit: Sarah Calati – Wheels to Rio

Sarah Calati is reporting this afternoon that the Australians have qualified for wheelchair tennis’s World Team Cup event in Turkey after putting up a quality performance at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup Asian Qualifications tournament in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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On the first day of competition, the Australians beat Chinese Taipei 3 – 0, and then went on to play hosts Sri Lanka whom they also blanked 3 – 0.  This set them up to meet  Chinese Taipei again, but this time in the finals.

 

Asia  has been very successful for Calati on the individual level for the three week tour:  At the SSC Open Uniqlo International Wheelchair Tennis Futures Series 2015, she had a pair of second place finishes.  One was in the women’s singles event, and the other was in the women’s double event. The event took place two days before the qualifying event, with a day in between for practice.  At the  Taiwan Open Lions Cup, she won the consolation final in the women’s single event after defeating a player from Japan.  In the women’s doubles event, she was less successful, where she lost in the semifinals.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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