BRITISH stars Jordanne Whiley, Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne are in singles semi-final action today at the Bolton Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament as the trio lead the home country’s hopes of title success in tomorrow’s finals at Bolton Arena.

With the LTA bringing world-class wheelchair tennis back to Bolton for the seventh successive year this week, two-time women’s singles champion Whiley has been in fine form since Tuesday’s opening day of play.

She wrapped up straight-sets wins against South Africa’s Mariska Venter and Vixtoriia Lvova of Russia. After beating Lvova 6-3, 6-0 yesterday, world number five Whiley faces eighth seed Jin Lian Huang today.

Reid and Lapthorne are also looking to add their third Bolton Indoor titles in the men’s singles and quad singles events.

Rio Paralympic champion Reid beat Dutchman Ruben Spaargaren 7-6, 6-1 to set up today’s men’s semi-final against Dutch fourth seed Maikel Scheffers.

Meanwhile, Lapthorne earned a 6-4, 6-0 victory over fellow Brit Richard Green on Wednesday and now faces Yosi Sadon of Israel in today’s quad singles semi-finals.

LTA Tournament Director Kirsty Thomson said: “We’re delighted to be back in Bolton this week and this tournament is part of our yearly calendar of events designed to open up tennis to more people all year round.

“More than 80 players from 22 countries set out in a bid for the titles and for valuable world ranking points as they try to secure qualification for Tokyo 2020.

“British players have always done very well here and I would encourage all local sports fans to come down and join us for free and cheer on our semi-finalists and finalists over the next two days.”

The Bolton Indoor forms part of the International Tennis Federation’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and tomorrow’s finals begin at 9.30am.