By Tom Degun

Gordon Reid 2March 3 - British players secured a clean sweep titles at the North East Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at Sunderland Tennis Centre with Gordon Reid leading the way.

The British number one retained his men's singles title with victory over compatriot Alfie Hewett 6-0, 6-1 before the pair teamed up together to win the doubles title with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Marc McCarroll and Kevin Simpson.

In the women's singles, Britain's Jordanne Whiley justified her top seeding with a 6-2, 7-5 win over France's Christine Schoenn.

The London 2012 bronze medallist then followed Reid's example by teaming up with compatriot Lauren Jones in the doubles event to take the title with a 6-1, 6-2 win over French second seeds Schoenn and Emilie Chene.

Further British success came in the quad singles with world number six Jamie Burdekin defeating South Africa's world number seven Lucas Sithole 7-5, 6-0.

The British clean sweep was then completed in the quad doubles Antony Cotterill and Adam Field secured the title with a 6-2, 6-2 over South Africa's Sithole and Bongani Dhlamini.

"It's very satisfying to see our performance programme players doing us proud at Britain's first two of seven world ranking events on the NEC Tour this year," said the Tennis Foundation's head of disability player performance Geraint Richards.

"To have such high quality events in this country is great, not just for fans to enjoy, but for developing players to get a taste of world class competitive action."

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