WANBOROUGH’S Louise Hunt won the singles and doubles titles at the inaugural Abingdon Futures Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre.

As the LTA, the governing body of tennis in Britain, hosted international wheelchair tennis in Oxfordshire for the very first time, British number three Hunt beat second seed and three-time national champion Lauren Jones 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s singles final after dropping just one game in the earlier rounds.

Two-time Paralympian Hunt said: “It’s pretty cool to say I won the first Abingdon Futures titles, as I train there sometimes with my good friends Jordanne Whiley and Marc McCarroll, so to come away with both singles and doubles titles is very pleasing.

“I feel like I’m playing some of my best tennis but trying to win ranking points anywhere at the moment is really hard, as we’re in the qualification period for Tokyo 2020, so I’m very happy.”

Hunt, who has won over 70 career singles and doubles titles during her international career, was particularly pleased with victory in the women’s doubles.

The 28-year-old added: “The highlight was winning doubles with Abbie Breakwell, one of our up and coming junior players.

“I do a lot of mentoring work off court with our juniors players, so it was just great to get out on court with Abbie and for her to end the tournament with her first international senior title was very special.

“I would really love to come back next year and defend that title with Abbie. It was a really, really well-run event.”

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