World Team Cup: Netherlands kicks off quest for 30th title
World Team Cup: Netherlands kicks off quest for 30th title 29.05.2018
Dutch womenâs team beat Argentina 3-0 on opening dayAniek van Koot was part of a dominant Netherlands performance on day one of the World Team Cup Â© â¢ Getty Images By ITF
Netherlands opened their bid for a rema rkable 30th victory in the wheelchair tennis BNP Paribas World Team Cup womenâs event with a routine 3-0 victory over Argentina on home soil on the first day of play (28 May) in Apeldoorn.
Aniek van Koot, Diede de Groot and Michaela Spaanstra dropped just six games between the two singles and the doubles as Netherlands swept past Argentina, the winner of the Americas qualification earlier this year.
Great Britain (vs. Thailand), Japan (vs. Kenya) and France (vs. South Korea) also secured early 3-0 wins in the round-robin phase of the ITFâs flagship wheelchair tennis team event.
Better start for Argentina's men
While Argentinaâs womenâs team had a tough time against Netherlands, the Argentina menâs team made up of Gustavo Fernandez and Agustin Ledesma made a winning start to their campaign by beating Austria 3-0.
In an enticing Pool D contest, Argentina next plays Belgium, which achieved a comfortable 3-0 victory over the USA, the winne r of this yearâs Americas qualification event.
Top seed Great Britain and European qualification winner Spain also both registered 3-0 wins in Pool A, against Poland and China, respectively.
In Pool B, Japan recorded a relatively comfortable 3-0 victory over Brazil and South Korea beat Thailand 2-1.
Pool C opened with reigning World Team Cup champion France and former champions Netherlands both sealing 3-0 wins over Australia and Morocco, respectively.
Past champions win in quad event
Past champions Australia (vs. South Africa), Great Britain (vs the Netherlands), Israel (vs. Japan) and USA (vs. Canada) all began the quad event by winning their opening pool ties.
Full results are available on the ITF's website.
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