Following victories yesterday at the Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, Canadian Janet Mclachlan and French wheelchair tennis player Emilie Chene have qualified through to the finals. They are scheduled to play tomorrow.
Mclachlan is thirty-six years old and has never been internationally ranked. She qualified through to the final after beating fellow Canadian 6 – 2 and 6 – 2 in straight sets in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she met number two seed Kirsten Sharp, whom she beat 6 – 0 and 6 – 1.
Chene is currently ranked twenty-fourth in the world in women’s wheelchair tennis singles, and is a thirty-four year old left handed player. Seeded first, she defeated Canadian Jeanine Mcdonald 6 – 0 and 6 – 1 in the quarterfinals before defeating Marni Abbott Peter 6 – 1 and 6 – 0 in the semifinals.
Both players are also competing in the women’s doubles competition, where there are four pairs competing. Mclachlan is playing with fellow Canadian Marni Abbott Peter, and Chene is playing with Canadian Arley Mcneney. Mclachlan and Peter are currently leading with four points, having won both their matches in 4 sets to 1. Chene and Mcneney are in second with 2 points, having lost a match and won a match, with wins in 3 sets and losses in 3 sets. Head to head, Mclachlan and Peter defeated Chene and Mcneney 6 – 4, 2 – 6 and 6 – 4.