With the Lancashire venue hosting the LTA’s first two wheelchair tennis world ranking events of the years for the first time, Shuker won seven singles matches across the ITF 3 and ITF 2 events, claiming her first singles titles in seven attempts at the annual tournament.
Having beaten USA second seed Dana Mathewson 64-60 to win the ITF 3 title, adding the women’s doubles title partnering the American, Shuker and Mathewson again reached the women’s singles final at the ITF 2 tournament before Mathewson had to withdraw due to injury.
Two-time Bolton Indoor champion Andy Lapthorne booked his place in the ITF 2 quad singles final before finishing runner-up to American second seed David Wagner, the player Lapthorne partnered to win last month’s Australian Open quad doubles title in Melbourne.
There was further success for 15-time Grand Slam champion Lapthorne and 19-year-old Greg Slade in the ITF 2 quad doubles final after the Brits battled back to beat the far more experienced partnership of Bryan Barten and Wagner 26 75 [10-6], thereby ending the American duo’s hopes of leaving Bolton with successive doubles titles.
The victory gave Slade the first ITF 2 title of his career.
While Shuker and Wagner completed the ITF 3 and ITF 2 tournaments with successive women’s and quad singles titles, Ruben Spaargaren, of the Netherlands, sealed the men’s singles titles at both tournaments, having started the ITF 3 tournament as top seed, but upstaging higher ranked opponents to win the ITF 2 title having started his challenge as seventh seed.