Whiley to represent Great Britain

HALESOWEN wheelchair tennis star Jordanne Whiley has been chosen to represent Great Britain.

She has been selected in the women's world group that will compete the World Team Cup in Alphen, Netherlands, from Monday, May 26 to June 1.

Geraint Richards, the Tennis Foundation's head of disability player performance, announced his squad on Monday.

Whiley will be joined in the women's group, which will be captained by Kevin Simpson, by Lucy Shuker and Louise Hunt.

Great Britain will be competing in the highest tiers across the competition at the International Tennis Federation's flagship wheelchair tennis event.

Great Britain won two medals at the 2013 cup, winning the junior event for the second time since 2007 and reaching the women's world group final for the second time since 2009.

Geraint Richards said: "Great Britain has a long history of medal-winning performances at the World Team Cup and, after winning the junior event and claiming a second silver medal in four years in the women's World Group, 2013 was another memorable event.

“We have selected the strongest team again available this year, with a blend of experienced GB internationals and World Team Cup medal winners and three players making their Great Britain debuts. I am confident that all our teams and players will do their country proud in Alphen.”

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