World Team Cup:
Quads Keep it Rolling on Day Two
Jason Allen | May 29, 2018
The quad team kept it rolling on day two of the World Team Cup, as they were victorious over a Great Britain, 3-0.
Mich. native Bryan Barten notched the first win for the quad team, defeating opponent James Shaw, 6-2-, 6-2. World No. 1 quad David Wagner played against longtime rival Andy Lapthorne, taking the match in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.
With the tie already decided by a 2-0 victory, Coach Heim substituted in both Nick Taylor and Greg Hasterok for the third doubles rubber and they faced Antony Coterril and James Shaw. Team USA was took the win in a third set match tiebreak with a final score of, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0.
Tomorrow, the quad team twill face the Netherlands, which will conclude pool play.
The women and men’s teams were also in action today, but were forced to have play suspended due to a massive storm.ADVERTISEMENT
The women’s team face Great Britain in its tie. Honolulu native Shelby Baron competed against Louise Hunt, falling, 6-2, 6-2. Dana Mathewson began her match against Lucy Shuker but early on play was suspended due to rain. The women’s team is currently down 0-1 against Great Britain but hope to do well at the No. 1 singles spot.
The men’s team was also able to finish one singles match before the rain came. Chris Herman lost to Nico Langman, 6-3, 6-2. Casey Ratzlaff began his match against Martin Legner and was down 2-4 when the rain started.
Head Coach and National Manager for the USTA Jason Harnett said, “Once again the quads show why they have had so much success at this event. They are hardened veterans who are adept at getting up for big matches and today’s win over Great Britain is no exception.”