London, 2 September 2012 |

Australia’s wheelchair tennis team is off to a solid start at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, winning three out of four first-round matches at Eton Manor.

Sixth seed Dani Di Toro, Ben Weekes and Adam Kellerman all moved through to the second round with just Janel Manns falling in the opening round.

Di Toro was in fine touch, racking up a comprehensive 6-1 6-1 win over Colombia’s Angelica Bernal Villalobos, the youngest player in the women’s draw at just 17 years of age. Di Toro’s next assignment will be against Thailand’s Sakhorn Khanthasit.

In the men’s draw, Weeks outmuscled Francesc Tur in straight sets, 6-4 6-2, while Kellerman was too good for Sweden’s Peter Vikstrom, winning 6-4 6-3.¬†Weekes will next play Tom Egberink, while Kellerman will take on Japan’s Saida Satoshi.

For Manns, it was a very tough match-up – she was drawn to play second seed Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands who showed why she is the No.2 wheelchair tennis player in the world, winning 6-0 6-0.

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