HELENSBURGH wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid led Great Britain's men to the perfect start in the World Team Cup on Tuesday.
Great Britain’s men’s and quad teams got off to winning starts as the men beat China 3-0 and the GB quads beat Canada 2-1.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid secured a comfortable victory over China in Pool B of the men’s event, Hewett beating Xiaomin Feng 6-1, 6-0 and Reid defeating Shunjiang Dong 6-4, 6-2 before the Rio Paralympic men’s doubles silver medallists teamed up to beat Dong and Jinhui Ding 6-4, 6-1 in the doubles rubber.
Dermot Bailey makes up the three-strong men's team at the International Tennis Federation’s flagship wheelchair tennis team event.
Second seeds Great Britain have been drawn alongside Austria, China and Italy in Pool B, they play in their next tie after the Advertiser goes to press.
Antony Cotterill and Andy Lapthorne also gave Britain an unassailable lead after both singles rubbers against Canada in the opening Pool B tie in the quad event. Cotterill beat Sarah Hunter 7-5, 6-0 and Lapthorne earned a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Rob Shaw, but Britain were denied another 3-0 victory when Garry Luker and Rob Shaw beat Lapthorne and James Shaw 7-6(2), 6-1 in doubles.
Ruairi Logan, playing in his third successive World Team Cup for the Great Britain junior team, forced a deciding doubles rubber against Brazil after defeating Jucelio Torquato 7-5, 6-2.
George Davies earlier made his Great Britain debut with a 6-0 6-0 loss to Fabio Bernardes. Alex Chaston also made his World Team Cup debut in the deciding doubles rubber, partnering Logan, but the Brits eventually lost out to Bernardes and Torquato 6-3, 6-2.