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Harrow's McCarroll helps team through to Paralympics quarter-finals
3:06pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in Local Sport
Harrow-born Marc McCarroll helped his team through to the quarter-finals of the Paralympic wheelchair tennis competition.
The 27-year-old partnered Gordon Reid to a 6-4 6-3 win over Belgium's Mike Denayer and Joachim Gerard in the men's doubles. They will take on French seeds Frederic Cattaneo and Nicolas Peifer in the next round on Wednesday.
McCarroll said: “I did get a bit tense out there but with all that support, it got me back on track. We know we can compete against the French pair in the next round and we've taken them close before.
“It really doesn't get any better than playing tennis with this crowd in the sunshine,” he added. “It really helps us and hopefully everyone will come back out to support us again on Wednesday.
“We know our matches will get tougher now, but with the form we're in, we can beat anyone. I definitely play my best tennis under pressure and I think you could see that at the end of the match
when they were coming back at us, but I pulled out some big shots."