The Great Britain Juniors Won the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in 2022

World Team Cup Great Britain’s ladies finished in the sixth position in all four championship competitions – men, women, quad, and junior. At the wheelchair tennis version of Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup.

There were four straight wins and 11 straight victories in the Great Britain junior squad. Before the final versus Australia, which Dahnon Ward and Joshua Johns won in the first two singles sets. Against Riley Dumsday and Saalim Naser.

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The 16-year-old Ward hoped for a gold medal this year after being a member of the two teams. That took Australia and Japan to the deciding doubles matches in the last two junior World Team Cup finals in 2019 and 2021. Still, Dumsday and Naser came back to win 6-1, 6-4, and give Australia the title 2-1.

Wheelchair Tennis performance Pathway Head Coach Rob Cross said: “We’ve had another excellent World Squad Cup campaign. With the highlight being a third straight medal for our Great Britain youth team. Though they’re upset to have finished second in the previous two World Team Cups. The players have earned crucial knowledge that will help them improve next year.

Alfie Hewett and Ben Bartram of Norfolk won their singles matches for Great Britain’s men to secure a 2-0 victory against Malaysia in their fifth-place play-off. Defending champions, the Netherlands fought back to overcome sixth-seeded Great Britain 2-1. In the quarterfinals, but only after world No.1 Hewett and 16-year-old world No.2 rated junior Bartram clinched their spot in the semi-finals.

Rob Cross said

After losing to top seeds and 32-time winners in the Netherlands in their deciding round-robin group match. Great Britain’s women’s squad deny a semi-final berth. Cornelia Oosthuizen, Abbie Breakwell, and Ruby Bishop beat Brazil 2-1 to advance to the fifth-place play-off, facing France. France prevailed, however, and Great Britain is demoting to sixth place.

With a team missing some of our Paralympic medalists. We leave Portugal with three of our four teams having qualified directly for next year’s World Team Cup. Our men’s and women’s teams included players making their senior Great Britain debuts at the World Team Cup finals. Both exceeding their event seedings of six and seven, respectively. “As we anticipate a bright future, we have much to be proud of.”

They placed eighth in their quad event, which means they must qualify for the World Team Cup in 2023, despite defeating second seeds and nine-time winners in the USA.

Also, during this year’s World Team Cup in Vilamoura, Richard Green of the quad team and Ruby Bishop of the women’s team made their senior debuts for Great Britain, earning LTA Color Holders No.318 and 319, respectively.

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