The tennis community has been
lapping up the action at the club in South Sound all week, thrilled by
competition in the $25,000 PWC Open.
Club coach Rob Seward said: “The
tournament has been the best Open that the Island has ever seen and we are very
excited to have the matches that we have already seen.
“The tournament has really become
more of an international tournament with the six players coming from Jamaica
and also players coming from Italy as well as the United States. It’s all free
and there is a great atmosphere every night.”
On Tuesday night in the men’s open
Tony Mule from the US defeated Marcus Malcolm from Jamaica. In the women’s open four ladies advanced to
the semi-round, Liz Austin, Danica Treadwell, Carrol Reid and Sonia
Sandano. Peter O’Leary won the finals of
the 50s and over in defeating Allen Bernardo.
In the men’s open doubles Eduardo
Torres and Charlie Thompson defeated Marcus Malcolm and Davian Burrell. Nigel
Mitten/Tony Mule and Macoy Malcolm/Kirk Bauland all advanced as well in the
Defending champ Juan Rios played
Dale Avery in the quarter-final last night and Richard Henry played Nigel
The women’s open semis were played
last night with
Liz Austin facing Carrol Reid and
Danica Treadwell against the brilliant Italian Sonia Sandano.
Seward added: “If you are a tennis
fan or even a sports fan this is some great tennis being played and there is no
charge to see some terrific matches.”
The doubles finals will be played
tonight along with the men’s 35s.
Tomorrow the ladies open singles
will begin at 3:30pm with the men’s open to shortly follow.
Seward added: “We’re deeply
grateful to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the main sponsor of the tournament.
“This is their fourth year
sponsoring the event and without them it would have been impossible to stage a
successful tournament. We’re also very
excited to introduce two new sponsors for this year’s event; British Caymanian
Insurance and Scotia Bank.”