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US OPEN PREVIEW: #TeamSoCal Ready to Open Wheelchair Competition

Darryl Nash / USTASoCal

Wed 9th, Sep, 2020

The draws for 2020 US Open Wheelchair Tennis have been announced, with play set to begin on Thursday. #TeamSoCal will be in the mix as Chula Vista’s David Wagner and Dana Mathewson (San Diego) vie for both singles and doubles championships.

Wagner is no stranger to the big stage. The 46-year old is a six-time major singles champion, his most recent win at the US Open in 2017. Wagner has been a doubles winner for years, collecting 18 Grand Slams since 2007. Last year at Wimbledon, Wagner was one win away from garnering the elusive career Slam in doubles competition. He remains the top doubles player in the world.

This year’s Men’s WC Quads Round Robin will include arch-rival Dylan Alcott, Sam Schroder, and Andy Lapthorne rounding out the field. Wagner & Schroder will team up to vie for Wagner’s 19th doubles crown.

In Women’s WC singles, World #11 Dana Mathewson is the lone American in a field of eight. The 29-year old moved into the semifinals last year and looks to inch closer to her first Slam title in 2020. She opens against the #4 ranked Marjolein Buis in a quarterfinal match-up.

The Netherlands’ Diede De Groot is the top seed in singles and doubles. Mathewson partners with Angelica Bernal of Colombia to face #2 Kamiji/Whiley in the opening round.