Vergeer suffers upset in mixed doubles. Today is a rest day .

POSTED: 11/29/12 3:16 PM

St. Maarten – The male and female number ranked wheelchair lawn tennis players Stephane Houdet from France and Esther Vergeer from the Netherlands have both advanced to the singles finals in the first Breaking Barriers tournament.

In their respective qualifying games which took place at the Princess Port de Plaisance yesterday, Houdet defeated Dani Caverzaschi in two sets, 6-0/6-0 and Vergeer was an automatic qualifier after winning all of her matches. Houdet will face Jeremiasz, the #5 seed from France and Vergeer will face Sabine Ellerbrock.

Ellerbrock won a place in the finals after she defeated Sharon Walraven 7-5/6-0 and in the other singles played yesterday, Gordon Reid won the first set against Ben Weekes by 6-3, Weekes won set two by 6-2 and Reid won the tie breaker by 14-12. On court #4, Jiske Griffioen defeated Kaithlyn Verfuerth in two sets, 6-2/6-2.

In the mixed doubles semi finals, Stephane Houdet and Sabine Ellerbrock defeated Anick Koot and Ben Weekes 6-4/6-0 and Kaithlyn Verfuerth teamed up with Michael Jeremiasz to defeat Esther Vergeer and Dani Caverzaschi, 6-3/6-2.

That defeat of Vergeer was the first upset since the start of the tournament for the number one female player in the world. If there was an absence of chemistry between herself and Caverzaschi during that crucial game, Verfuerth and Jeremiasz took full advantage of the situation.

However, Houdet, the #1 seed will be aiming to end the tournament on a winning note when he teams up with Ellerbrock to face Verfuerth and Jeremiasz in the finals which will take place on Friday afternoon at The finals in the male and female singles will take place on Saturday morning.

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