Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
29 Jan 2016
2:44 pm

No double glory for Sithole

Wesley Botton

Lucas Sithole's attempt to achieve a double triumph at the Australian Open came to an end on Friday.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Lucas Sithole of South Africa competes in his first round match against David Wagner of Australia during the Australian Open 2016 Wheelchair Championships at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

The South African wheelchair tennis star was knocked out of the quad singles competition.

After winning the doubles title with American David Wagner the day before, Sithole fell to Dylan Alcott in the last of his three round-robin matches at Melbourne Park.

The South African fought back to take the second set, but Alcott held his nerve to earn a 6-4 5-7 6-3 victory. Alcott and Wagner finished first and second in the standings, progressing to the final, while Sithole and British player Andrew Lapthorne settled for third and fourth positions, and were both eliminated.