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Disability Sport: Louise Hunt wins doubles title at first tournament

February 22, 2011

Louise Hunt, the University of Bath-based wheelchair tennis player, stormed to the women’s doubles title at in her first tournament season on the 2011 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

The 19-year-old student and British No 3 from Wiltshire paired up with Switzerland’s Parmila Grangier at the Jura Indoors at Delemont in Switzerland – part of the ITF Futures Series event – to beat 2004 Paralympic bronze medallist Karin Suter of Switzerland and her German partner Linda Wagemann 6-3 6-4 in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Sunday’s final saw the top seeds go on to defeat second seeds Ludmila Bubnova (Russia) and Sophie Fraioli (France) 6-3 6-0.

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The pairs’ victory stands Hunt in good stead for the first British-based world ranking event of the season, the North West Challenge, which takes place at South Ribble Tennis Centre near Preston and begins on Friday (25 February). Hunt is looking to improve on her 2010 result at the same event, in which she was runner-up.

Anna Young, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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