PWC’s support improved Cayman Open

The 2010 PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Cayman
Islands Open tennis tournament was fantastic.

It turned out to be a truly
international affair last week at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South
Sound.

It was arguably also the most competitive
and most successful open tennis tournament the Cayman Islands Tennis Club has
staged.

The tournament welcomed six
participants from Jamaica,
four from Italy, one each
from the US and Barbados and one from Puerto
Rico.

In all, the men’s Open singles division
consisted of 36 participants, with the women’s Open singles division consisting
of 8 participants. 

There were also strong fields in
the men’s 35-and-over singles and doubles draws, as well as in the new
50-and-over men’s singles division. Finally, the men’s and women’s doubles divisions
and the mixed doubles division each also had very competitive and larger than expected
fields.

The Cayman Islands Tennis Club
expresses their deepest gratitude to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the main sponsor
of the tournament, without whom it would have been impossible to stage such a
successful tournament.

Thanks are also in order for Scotia
Bank and British Caymanian Insurance, each of whom came on board as minor sponsors
for the first time.

The men’s Open singles final saw
one newcomer for this year’s final. Tony Mule, originally from England and who played tennis at the University of North Carolina, took on defending champion
Juan Rios, a formerly world-ranked ATP Tour professional (at #261). Rios also
represented Puerto Rico at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

In the end, Mule prevailed 6-2, 6-3
for the 2010 title in a very exiting and well played final that was witnessed
by some 100 plus spectators, in spite of a lengthy rain delay.

On his way to the final, Mule
defeated a top Jamaican player in Davian Burrell 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the
semi-finals while Rios defeated Richard Henry from Barbados, 6-2, 6-1 in the other
semi-final match.

Local pros Rob Seward, Dale Avery
and Eduardo Torres each lost in the quarter finals, while local player Nigel
Mitten, himself a former pro, and lost in the other quarter final match.

The women’s Open draw saw another
newcomer to the event, Ms. Sania Sandana from Italy. Sandana, who was clearly the
strongest player in the women’s field, marched through the tournament without
losing a single game.  She took on local
and Club member Carrol Reid, prevailing 6-0, 6-0. 

The 2010 PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Cayman
Islands Open tennis tournament was truly an exciting week of tennis at the
Cayman Islands Tennis Club. Although the weather at times was a bit chilly and
windy, each night of the tournament was very well attended. 

Again, the Cayman Islands Tennis
Club expresses its gratitude to all of the international participants that came
from as far as Puerto Rico and Italy
and to all of the local tennis pros and players that came out to play.

Props must also be given to all
that came out to watch, to all of the sponsors of the tournament, especially to
PriceWaterhouseCoopers for their support over the last four years and our new
sponsors Scotia Bank and British Caymanian Insurance for making this an even better
tournament.

2010 PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Cayman Islands Open Tennis Tournament Results:

Men’s Open Final

Tony Mule defeated Juan Rios

Women’s Open Final

Sania Sandana defeated Carrol Reid

Men’s Open Doubles final

Juan Rios and Richard Henry
defeated Nigel Mitten and Tony Mule

Women’s Open Doubles Final

Fiona Foster and Eliza Harford
defeated Marian Goodall and Patricia Villareal

Mixed Doubles Open Final

Eduardo Torres and Fluer Vagniez
defeated Adam Bayley and Carrol Reid

Men’s 35’s Final

David Berry defeated Marco
Callegari

Women’s 35’s Final

Eliza Harford defeated Marian
Goodall

Men’s 35’s Doubles Final

David Berry and Hervin Ebanks defeated
Mike Bonikowski and Sean Slattery

Mixed Doubles 35’s Final

Jeff Cummer and Sarah Fletcher
defeated David Williams and Kathy Parks

Men’s 50’s Final

Peter O’Leary defeated Allen
Bernardo

Men’s 50’s Doubles Final

David Williams and John Bartell
defeated Peter Kennett and John Jones

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