David Wagner helped the US to a winning start in the quad competition ©Getty Images

The United States claimed victories on the opening day of the Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup in Sardinia in Italy, winning in men's and quad disciplines.

In the quad event, Nick Taylor and David Wagner won their doubles match against Canadians Mitch McIntyre and Rob Shaw 6-1, 6-2 on their way to a 3-0 victory against their North American neighbours.

Wagner defeated Shaw 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in their singles match; and Taylor made it a clean sweep by beating McIntyre 6-3, 6-2.

Sam Schröder and Niels Vink led The Netherlands to a 3-0 victory over South Africa in the quad discipline too.

In the doubles, they defeated Danny Mohlamonyane and Donald Ramphadi 6-3, 6-2, before Schröder delivered two bagels to Ramphadi in a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Vink then defeated Mohlamonyane 6-1, 6-0 in the other singles match.

Britain defeated Turkey 2-1 in their quad match too.

James Shaw first won 6-3, 6-2 against Fatih Karatas, but Ugur Altinel saved the tie from ending with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Anthony Cotterill.

The US won their men's discipline match against Israel 2-1 to start a successful campaign.

Conner Stroud defeated Guy Sasson 6-4, 6-4; but the Americans were pegged back in the doubles match when Sasson and his team mate Adam Berdichvsky won 2-6, 6-2, 11-9 against Stroud and Casey Ratzlaff.

Ratzlaff won the match for the US 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 against Berdichvsky.

One of the favourites are France who started with a men's doubles victory when Guilhem Laget and Nicolas Peifer defeated Dissanayake Gamini and Suresh Dharmasena of Sri Lanka 6-0, 6-4.

Peifer then won 6-0, 6-0 against Dharmasena and Frederic Cattaneo made it 3-0 to France with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Gamini.

Dutch duo Tom Egberink and Maikel Scheffers got their nation off to a winning start with a 6-0, 6-0 scoreline over Kamil Fabisiak and Piotr Jaroszewski of Poland, and their team mate Ruben Spaargaren won 6-1, 6-0 against Maksymilian Szary.

Egberink made it 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Fabisiak.

In the women's competition, Colombia defeated France 2-1.

Angelica Bernal Villalobos won the opening match against Charlotte Fairbank 6-0, 6-2, but Pauline Deroulede levelled the score for France by beating Johana Martinez 1-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Villalobos and Martinez did secure the win in the doubles with a 7-6, 2-6, 11-9 victory.

Finally, Brazil came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1.

Mariska Venter won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Brazilian Meirycoll Julia Duval da Silva in the first singles match, but Maria Fernanda Garcia Alves defeated Mabel Mankgele 6-2, 6-0 to equalise.

Duval da Silva and Garcia Alves claimed the doubles win 6-1, 6-1 by beating Venter and Nokwanda Hlongwane.