Woodman plays with the best

Jin Woodman at the Victorian Wheelchair Open. (Damjan Janevski) 380973_05

Sunbury’s Jin Woodman was on court with some of the best quad tennis players last week at the Victorian Wheelchair Open.

Woodman was the home court hero at the Hume Tennis and Community Centre as it hosted the open in the lead up to the Australian Open.

Playing for a second year, the rising Australian tennis star competed in both singles and doubles.

In the quad singles, Woodman was knocked out in the opening round by Diego Perez, 6-3, 6-1.

Woodman competed in the consolation draw, winning his first match against fellow Australian Finn Broadbent, 11-9 in the final set. He lost his next match to Marcus Laudan, 6-4, 7-5.

In the quad doubles, Woodman teamed up with American and world number one quad singles player David Wagner.

The pair had a bye in the opening round, before losing in the quarter finals to the number three seeds, Andy Lapthorne and Gregory Slade, 7-6, 6-2.

Woodman will be back in action this week at the Melbourne Wheelchair Open, which is also being held at Hume.

The top nine players in the world have all entered this tournament with Woodman one of two unranked players who entered the draw.

Woodman is also entered into the junior event, where he is ranked number 20 in the world.