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Quads finish second, women third

at World Team Cup

Victoria Chiesa  |  October 2, 2021
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Team USA closed out competition at the 2021 BNP Paribas World Team Cup over the weekend with a pair of medals, as the quad team finished with silver as runners-up and the women's team took home bronze on Saturday.

 

The quad team was set back in the final by a dominant singles performance by the Netherlands, despite an age gap of more than two decades between the two sets of singles players. Eighteen-year-old world No. 3 Niels Vink claimed the first singles match against Bryan Barten, 6-0, 6-1, before 22-year-old world No. 2 Sam Schroder defeated David Wagner, 6-2, 6-1, to give the Netherlands its first World Team Cup quad title since 2008.

 

After being defeated by the eventual champions, the Netherlands, in Thursday's semifinals, the U.S. women bounced back to seal bronze against Great Britain, 2-0. ADVERTISEMENT Dana Mathewson and Emmy Kaiser led the charge to the third-place finish by winning both their singles matches in straight sets: Mathewson was a 6-3, 6-2 winner against Lucy Shuker, while Kaiser took out Cornelia Oosthuizen, 6-3, 6-3. 

 

The men's team finished in seventh place overall, while the junior team finished eighth. After going 2-1 in group play, Team USA's men bounced back from a 2-0 defeat in the 5th-to-8th playoff round against Japan with a 2-0 win against Poland on Sunday; Casey Ratzlaff and Conner Stroud secured identical 6-1, 6-0 singles wins to secure the result. In their final tie of the tournament, the juniors were beaten by Turkey, 2-0, where Maylee Phelps battled in a three-set defeat, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.

 

Team USA at the 2021 World Team Cup

Men's Results

Round Robin (2-1): def. Israel (2-1) and Chile (2-0), l. to Spain (3-0)

5th to 8th Playoff: l. to Japan (2-0)

7th and 8th Playoff: def. Poland (2-0)

 

Women's Results

Round Robin (2-0): def. Colombia (3-0) and France (2-1)

Semifinals: l. to the Netherlands (2-0)

Third Place: def. Great Britain (2-0) 

 

Quad Results

Round Robin (3-0): def. Canada (3-0), Brazil (3-0) and Japan (2-1)

Semifinals: def. South Africa (2-1)

Final: l. to the Netherlands (2-0)

 

Junior Results

Round Robin (0-3): l. to the Netherlands (3-0), France (3-0) and Great Britain (3-0)

7th to 8th Playoff: l. to Turkey (2-0)

 

More from the 2021 World Team Cup

College ties strong amongst Team USA at World Team Cup

Juniors close out first World Team Cup appearance since 2017

Day 4: Quads edge South Africa to reach final

Day 3: Women edge France, quads finish perfect in round robin 

Day 2: Women sweep Colombia, quads move to 2-0 in round robin

Day 1: U.S. men, quads make winning start against Israel and Canada

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