HELENSBURGH’S Gordon Reid won silver with the Team GB wheelchair tennis team at the World Team Cup in Sardinia.

World number two Reid, alongside Alfie Hewett and Dermot Bailey, lost to the top seeds France.

Hewett, ranked seventh in the world, ensured a winning start to the final after defeating France’s world number five Nicolas Peifer 6-3, 6-3.

But Stephane Houdet, who is ranked at world number one, forced the doubles rubber, beating Reid 6-4, 6-3.

Rio gold medallists Houdet and Peifer won comfortably in the end 6-3, 6-0 against Rio silver medallists Hewett and Reid.

The GB pair headed into the final unbeaten this week, after beating Poland, China, Italy and Austria en route to the final.

Reid said: “It’s a disappointing end to a great week as we came into the final unbeaten in all our matches this week and were confident we could regain the title we won in 2015.

“However, Houdet and Peifer are not Paralympic champions for nothing and we will look to come back stronger.”

Hewett added: “Obviously I’m disappointed we couldn’t get a second World Team Cup title today, especially since we came in on the back of beating the French on a hard court for the first time last month.

“On a positive note I’m pleased to have remained unbeaten in singles all week and hopefully I can take this form forward for the rest of the season.”

Great Britain’s quad wheelchair tennis team won their fifth BNP Paribas World Team Cup title on Sunday in Sardinia after defeating Israel 2-1.