Melbourne VIC, Australia, 16 November 2015 |

Sydneysiders Adam Kellerman (St Ives, NSW) and Ben Weekes (Strathfield, NSW) went head-to-head at the 2015 Australian Wheelchair Tennis National Championships final in Bendigo on Sunday, battling for a coveted Australian Open 2016 wildcard.

Kellerman defeated Weekes 6-0 6-4 and was thrilled to secure a spot in the first Grand Slam of the year.

“I felt pretty nervous today, I tried to focus on my game and it feels amazing to come out on top today,” he said.

“It’s been really good playing, I played my first (ITF) tournament out here in Bendigo, I think I won the second draw, so to come out here again and win the Australian National Championships is really exciting and I’m really happy to be back.

“It’s always a dream to play in the Australian Open … another opportunity to play against the best in the world and those are the players I’ll be playing all year in my Roll to Rio, working towards winning a medal in the Paralympics.”

Victorian Sarah Calati (Forest Hills, Vic) won the women’s singles event winning all her matches in the round-robin pool.

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