Tennis star Adam adds spice to the Cajun Classic

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Adam Field claimed another wheelchair tennis trophy to add to his collection after completing back-to-back tournaments in the USA.

The Eastbourne ace enjoyed success in the quad consolation singles at the Cajun Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Field faced a tough first round in the quad singles at both the Pensacola Open and the Cajun Classic and went on to contest the quad consolation events at both ITF 1 Series tournaments.

After bowing out to American former world No. 4 David Jordan in the consolation semi-finals in Pensacola, Field faced Canada’s former world No.2 Sarah Hunter in his opening match in Baton Rouge, with Hunter progressing to the last eight.

Meanwhile, Field beat Japan’s Takahiro Koga and Julio Rueda of Guatemala in straight sets to reach the consolation final and was awarded the victory when fellow Brit Antony Cotterill was forcedtowithdraw with an injury.

Field had to be content with semi-final and quarter-final berths in both quad doubles events as he paired up with American Greg Hasterok.

On both occasions Field and Hasterok’s doubles campaigns were ended by the all-British partnership of Cotterill and Jamie Burdekin, although both matches were decided in final-set tie-breaks.

“It’s been a tough couple of weeks, so it’s nice to come home with a trophy.

“I had some difficult first round matches, so to end the two weeks on a winning note is very satisfying,” said Field, who is part of the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme alongside Cotterill and Burdekin.

“In recent seasons I’ve had a lot of doubles success with Antony and last year we won a string of ITF 2 Series titles, but this time the boot was on the other foot.

“Me and Greg were so close to winning both matches and of course, I would have loved to have won, but it’s good experience to play alongside and learn from another player,” added Field.