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Chilean Alexander Cataldo and Japanese Shiori Funamizu prevail in wheelchair tennis tournament | Other Sports | sports

Americans Jason Keatseangsilp and Conner Stroud were the winners of the doubles tournament.

The Chilean Alexander Cataldo and the japonesa Shiori Funamizu achieved the title of the ITF Future of Wheelchair (wheelchair) City of Quito that was held at the Quito Tennis and Golf Club.

In the men’s final, Cataldo, located 25 in the ranking 25 ITF, won in two sets 6-1, 6-2 at estadounidense Jason Keatseangsilp, 67 in the world. At round robin of ladies, the japonesa Shiori Funamizu and the Ecuadorian Alexandra Meza they starred in the match that defined the tournament champion. The experience of the Japanese prevailed with a score of 6-0, 6-0.

During the tournament the final of the consolation table was also played, which won the Colombian Juan Carlos Pérez before him Ecuadorian Wladimir Alulema 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Carolina Lasso, commissioner of wheelchair tennis of the Ecuadorian Tennis Federation, thanked those present for their participation and invited Ecuadorian tennis players to two tournaments of the National Circuit to be held next month.

Americans win in doubles

For their part, the Americans Jason Keatseangsilp y Conner Stroud they were the ones who dominated in the doubles games of the ITF Future Wheelchair Quito City that was played at the Quito Tennis and Golf Club.

In the final, the American tennis players won in two sets by a double 6-4 at Chilean Alexander Cataldo and to Mexican Raúl Ortega. The game had to move to a court covered by rain that paralyzed the game when they were tied at 2 in the second set.

To reach the final, Keatseangsilp and Stroud beat the locals Efraín Cabrera and Lauro Ulloa 6-0, 6-2. Then to the locals Wladimir Alulema and Eduardo López by a double 6-0.

The tournament, which had the participation of 23 tennis players, was part of the Uniqlo Wheelchair Tennis Tour that gave out $ 3,000 in prizes. (D)

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