The Birmingham Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic—the very last event of Canada’s wheelchair tennis season—kicked off in Calgary yesterday. On the first day of the tournament, which ends on Sunday, all went according to plan.
In the quad division, Robert Shaw (1) overpowered Zachary David Madell in two sets (6-0, 6-0). Gary Luker (2) and Mitch Mcintyre (3) also won their matches.
In the men’s singles, Philippe Bédard (1) coasted to the quarterfinals. Of the seeded players, only Jean-Paul Mélo (2) didn’t make it through. He fell to Quebecer Yann Mathieu in two sets (6-3, 6-2).
In the women’s draw, Maude Jacques (1) earned two wins to lead group A. Kirsten Sharp (2) did the same in group B.
Friday’s program features singles matches and the start of the doubles draw.
Photo: Kyle Clapham