The finals of the second annual Cayman Cup ITF Tennis Championships will be held at the Tennis Club in South Sound on Saturday.

More than 200 players from 29 countries have been competing this week in the Under-18, U-14 and Senior International Tennis Federation divisions.

Alec Deckers of the Netherlands defeats Andreas Lavdas of Greece 6-0, 6-1.
Alec Deckers of the Netherlands defeats Andreas Lavdas of Greece 6-0, 6-1.

The tournament is part of the Caribbean International Tennis Federation circuit. Tournament director is former Davis Cup player, longtime Rogers Cup director Karl Hale, who is originally from Jamaica.

“Players are competing for valuable ITF world ranking points, and action is exciting at the Cayman Tennis Club,” Mr. Hale said in an email. “They have had record crowds all week.”

In tournament action Wednesday, Alec Deckers from the Netherlands defeated Andreas Lavdas of Greece 6-0, 6-1.

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An upset was recorded in the match between Catherine Broerman and Sanyukta Gawande, both from the United States. Gawande won 6-1, 7-5.

In addition to the junior and senior finals, an exhibition match between Jesse Witten (Round of 16 U.S. Open) and Darian King (ranked No. 1 in the Caribbean and No. 120 in ATP World Tour) will be played Saturday at 6 p.m.

Unseeded Sanyukta Gawande upset second seed Catherine Broerman.
Unseeded Sanyukta Gawande upset second seed Catherine Broerman.

The Under-18 final begins at approximately 7 p.m. The Senior final takes place after the Under-18 final.

A free clinic will take place at 5 p.m.

Several items will be on auction, including a racket autographed by Roger Federer and VIP tickets to the 2017 Rogers Cup in Canada.

Andreas Anastasis Lavdas from Greece was defeated by Alec Deckers from the Netherlands.
Andreas Anastasis Lavdas from Greece was defeated by Alec Deckers from the Netherlands.
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