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Doubles delight for wheelchair tennis ace Alfie

15:57 07 March 2013

Hot on the heels of claiming two titles in Preston last week, Alfie Hewett partnered Gordon Reid to doubles glory at the North East Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

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Earlier in the day, Alfie was beaten by Gordon in the singles final. The exertions of a three hour semi-final win over Marc McCarroll (7-6, 1-6, 7-6) the day before seemed to take its toll on Alfie as Reid (British Number 1 and World Number 8) claimed a 6-0, 6-1 victory.

Alfie, who went in to the tournament at a career high 47 in the world mens wheelchair rankings, can be very proud of his efforts though. In the doubles,

Alfie and Reid beat Marc McCarroll and Kevin Simpson 6-0, 6-1. After his twin success, Reid tweeted “15 years old the boy has a big future ahead of him”.

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