Helensburgh wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid is in action at the 2017 Japan Open Series this week
Second seed Reid cruised through his first round tie against Thailand’s Suthi Kholongrua 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday, and sets up second round contest against Satoshi Saida.
The tie is likely to be today [Thursday[, with the winner of that game progressing to the quarter finals, seventh seed Maikel Scheffers a potential opponent for the Paralympian if he gets through.
Hewett and Reid are second seeds for the men’s doubles, playing Japan’s Daisuke Arai and Yoshiji yesterday, after the Advertiser went to press.
Doubles partner Hewett was drawn in the opposite side of the draw and played Korea’s Ho Won Im yesterday, after the Advertiser had gone to press. If they do manage to get through this game, they could potentially play third seeds Gustavo Fernadez and Maikel Scheffers in the next round.
Lucy Shuker is sixth seed for the women’s singles and will begin her challenge against Chanungarn Techamaneewat of Thailand or Emi Suda of Japan.
Third seed Andy Lapthorne and sixth seed Andy Cotterill are in opposite halves of the quad singles draw.
Both have byes into the second round, with Lapthorne playing Chinese Taipei’s Tzu-Hsuan Huang for a place in the quarter-finals.