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Anmore tennis player serves up big win at wheelchair tournament

Thomas Venos is currently ranked 62nd in the world.
Anmore's Thomas Venos celebrates a win at the Alabama Open wheelchair tennis tournament recently.

An Anmore wheelchair tennis player is serving up success in the ITF Futures Series.

Thomas Venos recently defeated Jason Keatseangslip 6-4, 7-6(7) to win the Alabama Open tournament in Tuscaloosa.

It’s his first ITF tournament win this season, and the third of his career.

Venos, who’s part of the University of Alabama’s adapted athletics program, entered the competition as its third seed and had to defeat top-ranked Connor Stroud in three sets to reach the final.

Keatseangslip was the second seed.

"It wasn't pretty at times," Venos said in a Tennis Canada news release after his win.

"I had some issues with my timing, but I was able to overcome that and when it mattered most, I trusted my shots and it came through."

Venos is currently ranked 62nd in the world after climbing as high as 53rd in the summer.

He has 12 wins and seven losses so far this season.

Next week, Venos will be competing at the Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Montreal from Nov. 3–6, where he's the two-time defending men's champion.