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Australia’s Dylan Alcott advances to Swiss Open wheelchair tennis semifinals

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2012 Australian wheelchair basketball Paralympian Dylan Alcott has advanced to the Swiss Open’s semifinals in singles quad wheelchair tennis.  He qualified after beating Italy’s Antonio Raffaele in the second round 6-0 and 6-1.  Alcott had a bye for the first round, while Raffaele beat Israel’s Patrick Ben Uriel 6-4 and 7-6 (4).  Alcott is scheduled to next play the United States’s David Wagner.

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The seeding for quads at the open had Wagner at number 1, Lucas Sithole of South Africa at number two, Alcott three, and Great Britain’s James Burdekin seeded fourth. All four successfully qualified through the second round into the semifinals.

Unlike the men’s and women’s singles in wheelchair tennis, quad tennis players compete against both genders.  Women competing in the quad event include Great Britain’s Rebekah Coleman and the Netherlands Dorrie Timmermans.

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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