By David Gold

Esther Vergeer_7_MayMay 6 - There was double Dutch delight as Robin Ammerlaan and Esther Vergeer claimed the men's and women's Eton Manor Wheelchair Tennis International.

Ammerlaan beat British rival David Phillipson 6-2, 6-2 in the final while Phillipson's compatriot Gordon Reid claimed third spot in the tournament which served as a London 2012 test event.

Fellow Briton Jordanne Whiley put up a brave fight against Vergeer (pictured top) whose remarkable unbeaten run stretches back to 2003.

At 5-5 in the first set, Whiley had the chance to edge in front but lost 7-5; the Dutchwoman claimed the second set 6-1 for an ultimately comfortable victory.

There was further British success in the quad competition with Paralympic double champion Peter Norfolk (pictured below) claiming gold against Sweden's Anders Hard with a 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 victory.

In the doubles, Norfolk, paired with Andy Lapthorne, again defeated Hard, teamed with Marcus Jonsson, 6-1, 6-4.

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The men's doubles title was scooped by Reid and compatriot Marc McCarroll who endured a tough fight in beating Briton Kevin Simpson and Ammerlaan 6-4, 7-6.

In the women's doubles Lucy Shuker and Whiley comfortably defeated Kay Forshaw and Val Fisher 6-1, 6-1 in an all-British final.

At the event's conclusion, former world number-one Norfolk praised the Eton Manor venue – the first-ever built in an Olympic Park exclusively for Paralympic sport – which will stage this summer's Paralympic tennis tournament.

"I'm really excited by the prospect of coming back here in September, and winning singles and doubles this week has given me a taster of how good the same success could feel at the Paralympic Games," said the quadruple Paralympic Games medallist.

"Centre Court has been brilliant to play on, especially when we had a very knowledgeable crowd in here yesterday, creating a great atmosphere when the event was opened up to the public."

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