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Anderson Parker from New South Wales gained the open males’s singles division on the 2023 Australian Wheelchair Tennis Nationwide Championships.

Melbourne, Australia, 13 November 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Anderson Parker has achieved a brand new milestone in his return to tennis, sweeping nationwide titles for the primary time.

The 25-year-old from Sydney gained the open males’s singles and doubles titles on the 2023 Australian Wheelchair Tennis Nationwide Championships, held at Melbourne Park from 10-12 November.

Parker was a top-ranked junior earlier than taking a seven-year break from the game. His comeback, which started in 2022, continues to realize spectacular momentum.

He secured victory within the open males’s singles division with a hard-fought 2-6 6-1 7-6(1) triumph in opposition to high seed Ben Weekes within the ultimate.

Weekes, a five-time Paralympian, was the defending champion and is at the moment ranked 54 locations greater within the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour world rankings.

Parker teamed with Victorian Martyn Dunn to assert the open males’s doubles title, beating Victorian teenagers Riley Dumsday and Saalim Naser 6-2 6-3 within the ultimate.

“It was a implausible match with some thrilling outcomes,” Event Director Daniel O’Neill stated.

“To see Anderson Parker’s first win within the males’s singles ultimate, having solely simply returned to the game over the previous 18 months, was spectacular.

“Hayley Slocombe stays one of many nation’s finest gamers on the ladies’s facet, whereas Heath Davidson gained one other Australian title within the quad division.”

Australian Wheelchair Tennis Nationwide Championships
2023 champions
Division Champion
Open males’s singles Anderson Parker (NSW)
Open ladies’s singles Hayley Slocombe (NSW)
Quad singles Heath Davidson (Vic)
Open males’s doubles Martyn Dunn (Vic)/Anderson Parker (NSW)
Open ladies’s doubles Isla Gillespie (NSW)/Hayley Slocombe (NSW)
35+ combined singles Anthony Bonaccurso (Vic)
Open junior singles Yassin Hill (Vic)
14/u junior singles Sonny Rennison (Vic)
Open junior doubles Gillie Lumby (Vic)/Sonny Rennison (Vic)

For successful the open singles divisions, Parker and Slocombe earn wildcards into an Australian Wheelchair Summer time Collection occasion in Melbourne throughout January 2024.

O’Neill was additionally impressed with the fierce competitors throughout the junior occasions.

“Now we have a terrific group of junior gamers coming by way of the high-performance packages, so it’s nice to see their continued improvement,” he stated.

“Yassin Hill, a 16-year-old from Victoria, gained the junior singles occasion for the primary time and Jin Woodman, a 14-year-old additionally from Victoria, showcased his potential with runner-up ends in each the junior singles and quad occasions.

“Sonny Rennison (aged 11) and Arlo Shawcross (aged 12) have been others to carry out extraordinarily effectively over the weekend.”

> VIEW: Full outcomes from the 2023 Australian Wheelchair Tennis Nationwide Championships

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