Aussie wheelies win World Team Cup
Our men’s wheelchair tennis team of Ben Weekes, Adam Kellerman and Keegan Oh Chee have won the Men’s World Group 2 at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.
The Australian men’s wheelchair tennis team, comprising of Ben Weekes (Strathfield, NSW), Adam Kellerman (St Ives, NSW) and Keegan Oh Chee (Eastwood, NSW), defeated Greece in the final to win the Men’s World Group 2 at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey (20-26 May 2013).
This win will now see the Australian men return to the prestigious Men’s World Group at next year’s BNP Paribas World Team Cup event. The World Group is made up of the world’s top 12 nations.
The World Team Cup is the wheelchair tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup.
The Australian women’s wheelchair tennis side of Janel Manns (Port Macquarie, NSW), Luba Josevski (Thomastown, Vic) and Sarah Calati (Forest Hill, Vic) placed 11th in the Women’s World Group, with top seed the Netherlands winning the 2013 title.
The BNP Paribas World Team Cup is an annual event hosted by a different nation each year. The tournament is comprised of various divisions, including men, women, quads and juniors.