Japan’s Mitsuteru Moroishi came through his opening quad singles match at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham to set up a second-round meeting with top-seeded home favourite Andy Lapthorne.
Moroishi beat Lapthorne’s fellow Briton Richard Green 6-4, 6-0 as action begun at the International Tennis Federation Super Series event at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Lapthorne, the beaten finalist at Wimbledon earlier this month, was given a bye through to round two along with the seven other seeded players.
Second seed Koji Sugeno of Japan will begin his campaign against Chinese Taipei’s Chu-Yin Huang, who defeated the United States’ Greg Hasterok 6-2, 6-1.
In the men’s singles, Japan’s Takashi Sanada has earned a clash with top seed Gustavo Fernández of Argentina after thrashing India's Manojkanth Somasundaram 6-0, 6-0.
Great start to the British Open for @dermotbailey & @JamesShawTennis 💪💪— LTA (@the_LTA) July 23, 2019
In the men's singles Dermot beat Weekes 6-3, 6-1 to setup a 2nd round meeting with No.2 seed Kunieda.
In the quad singles James battles past Laudan 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 #BackTheBrits 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/hMao69SBlf
Second-seeded Japanese Shingo Kunieda, who lost to calendar-year Grand Slam chasing Fernández in the Wimbledon final, has learned that the first hurdle he will have to overcome is Britain’s Dermot Bailey following his 6-3, 6-1 win over Australia’s Ben Weekes.
Women's singles top seed Diede de Groot has also discovered who her second-round opponent will be.
The Dutchwoman will face Colombia's Angelica Bernal, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 victor at the expense of Japan's Manami Tanaka.
Action is due to continue tomorrow.
The last day of competition is scheduled to be Sunday (July 28).