Kellerman enjoys successful US tour
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Kellerman enjoys successful US tour

AUSTRALIAN wheelchair tennis star Adam Kellerman has wrapped up a hugely successful tour of the United States, which saw him reach at least the quarterfinal stage of all three events.

AUSTRALIAN wheelchair tennis star Adam Kellerman has wrapped up a hugely successful tour of the United States, which saw him reach at least the quarterfinal stage of all three events.

The 23-year-old, coming off an early exit at the Australian Open in January, kicked off the tour by dispatching his first two opponents at the ITF Desert Classic in Arizona in convincing fashion.

However, he bowed out to top seed Takuya Miki 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinal.

At the same tournament, the world number 16 teamed with compatriot Ben Weekes to take out the doubles title after three straight-sets victories.

Kellerman then travelled to Louisiana for the Cajun Classic where he defeated two top-20 seeds in Ronald Vink and Takashi Sanada.

But he fell to world number four Joachim Gerard 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinal, before falling at the same hurdle in the double with Weekes.

Kellerman’s final event took him to Florida for the Pensacola Open, where he toppled teammate Weekes 6-1, 6-1 in the first round.

He then repeated the effort in a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing of Sanada, but he again missed out on a scalp against a top five-ranked opponent, when he was sent packing by Gustavo Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.

Kellerman and Weekes took on Fernandez and Gordon Reid in the quarterfinal of the doubles, but missed out on another title after a 7-6, 6-0 defeat.

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Photo: Peter Haskin

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