In what turn out to be an exciting day of tennis on Sunday the Under 30’s team edged out the Over 30’s by a margin of 3 matches to 2 to claim bragging rights for the year!
With the score all tied at 2-2, the fixture came down to the final match between David Thomas/Alex Cooper vs Michael Way/David Jenkins. Way/Jenkins got off to a quick start and won the first set 6-3. They continued their high level of play in the second set by getting an early break which they held until earning match point. At that point, the tide began to turn as Thomas\Cooper were able to fend off match point and then force a second set tie-break, which Thomas /Cooper won setting up a crowd pleasing 3rd set super tie-breaker for the match. Thomas/Cooper had the momentum at this point and went on to win the match and fixture for the Under 30’s.
Players from the 2016 Over\Under 30’s event.
Here are all the scores:
Gavin Manders/James Finnigan def. Jenson Bascome/Romar Douglas 6-4, 6-4
David Thomas/Alex Cooper def. Michael Way/David Jenkins 3-6, 7-6, 10-5
Jovan Whitter/Dean Mello def. Chris Weeks/Billy Boyle 4-6, 7-5, 10-5
Earl Leader/Mark Cordeiro def. Kyle Williams/Nicholas Butterfield 6-2, 6-3
Nicholas Cooper/Scott Redmond def. Damien Smith/Yves Doyon 1-6, 7-5, 10-3
The BLTA would like to thank all the players for participating and David Thomas for organizing the event. We would also like to thank Island Stats for thier coverage of this event.