Eastbourne’s Adam Field has made a winning start to back-to-back NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour events in the USA after claiming the quad doubles title with fellow Brit Antony Cotterill at the PTR Championships on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Top seeds Field and Cotterill won a tough semi-final against American duo Bryan Barten and Eric Daniels 6-4, 6-3.
In the final they won the first set and were level at 5-5 in the second against second seeds Greg Hasterok and David Jordan when rain caused the match to be suspended on Saturday evening.
Although the Americans managed to level the final when the match resumed on Sunday, Field and Cotterill held on in the decider to prevail 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to claim their fifth tournament of the year together and their third at ITF 2 Series level.
Field’s doubles success came after he beat American Francois Trawalter 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last four of the quad singles.
The Briton then put up a good effort against top seed and world No. 10 Barten before slipping to a 6-3, 6-4 loss to the American, who went on to claim the title.
“We have done particularly well in doubles, while I feel I played pretty well against Barten, so it’s a solid start to the two weeks in the USA ,”
Along with Cotterill, Field, who trains at David Lloyd, Eastbourne, is among four British players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme currently playing in the USA.