The Australian Men’s Wheelchair Tennis Team have placed 9th in World Group I at the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Alphen, Netherlands.
As the highest ranked men’s wheelchair tennis players in Australia, WS NSW members Adam Kellerman, Ben Weekes and Keegan Oh-Chee formed the Australian Men’s Tennis Team and represented Australia at the wheelchair equivalent of the Davis Cup.
In 2013, the Australian Men’s Tennis Team won the Men’s World Group II which saw them qualify for the prestigious and highly regarded Men’s World Group I at the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. This year a total of 52 teams from 31 countries contested across five events with only twelve teams selected to compete in World Group I.
The Australians faced tough round robin matches with the Netherlands and South Korea in their pool and couldn’t secure a win. In later matches against Thailand they played well with Kellerman winning his match 6-3, 6-3 whilst Weekes had a 6-1, 6-0 victory. On the last day of the tournament Australian and Poland played off for 9th and 10th place with Australia finishing 9th.
The Men’s World Group I title was won by France for the sixth time whilst the Netherlands took out their 27th Women’s World Group I title.
The Australian team will now travel to Korea to play two tournaments.