Smashing two weeks served up

The Cayman Islands Tennis Club is hosting the annual PwC Cayman Islands Open Tennis Tournament and the PwC Men’s Invitational Championships this week and next.

The back-to-back tournaments in South Sound started over the soggy weekend. The PwC Cayman Islands Open runs until Friday.

Players entered include Mica Koll, Adam Bayley, Rob Wiens, Jahon Shirinov, Chris van de Water, Dale Avery, Robert Hale, Karl Hale, Marian Goodall and juniors Jade Wilkinson, Callum Theaker, Daniel Reid, Bobby Lomax, plus TV presenter and producer Ben Meade, who has dusted off his racket and promised to cause some upsets.

It is open to all locals in the men’s and women’s open divisions, as well as a men’s 50s and over divisions.

The top qualifiers of the men’s open can participate in the 2014 PwC Men’s Invitational Championships, which runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

It will field possibly the largest amount of talent the open has seen and is expected to be even more exciting and competitive than last year’s well received tournament, boosted by 30 competitors from Canada.

Last year’s doubles champion Stefano Ianni is expected to defend his title with a new partner, as well as the finalist of last year’s singles event, Denis Zivkovic.

Head coach at the Tennis Club Rob Seward said: “The Cayman Islands Tennis Club is deeply grateful to PwC, the main sponsor of the tournament.

“This is their eighth year of sponsoring and without them it would be impossible to stage such a successful tournament.

“This year, we also welcome a new sponsor to the PwC Invitational, Mourant Ozannes. With their sponsorship we are hoping to see one of the best players of all time come to Cayman and participate in the most competitive tournament on island.”

The Cayman Islands Tennis Club also has Cayman National Bank sponsoring for a third year. There is no charge to spectate both events and Seward encourages the public to come out and enjoy the event.

For more information, contact Cayman Islands Tennis Club at 949-9464 or [email protected]

Players entered include Mica Koll, Adam Bayley, Rob Wiens, Jahon Shirinov, Chris van de Water, Dale Avery, Robert Hale, Karl Hale, Marian Goodall and juniors Jade Wilkinson, Callum Theaker, Daniel Reid, Bobby Lomax, plus TV presenter and producer Ben Meade, who has dusted off his racket and promised to cause some upsets.

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