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Wheelchair world #1 takes 2016 Cajun Classic men's title

7 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, March 20 2016 Mar 20, 2016 March 20, 2016 11:30 PM March 20, 2016 in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Chris Price

BATON ROUGE - Stephane Houdet stood alone atop another stellar field at the 2016 Cajun Classic, as the #1 wheelchair tennis player in the world outlasted Gordon Reid 6-4, 6-4 to take home the men's singles championship and the winner's check of $1,940. 

"It's always a tough match against Gordon," said Houdet. "Anytime you play someone in the top 10, you have to play at your best."

On the women's side, world #4 Jordanne Whiley of Great Britain took down top-seeded Aniek Van Koot 7-6, 6-1 and earned the top prize of $2,070 (winner's checks were calculated by entries in the draw).

"I'm coming back from some injuries, so this was a little bit of a tester," Whiley said. "I didn't expect to win it: the conditions were tough but I think I handled them really well and played smart." 

Matches were held at the Manship YMCA. 

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