October 27, 2020

Results from the Cayman open

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At the end of a thrilling week of tennis the results for The 2012 PwC Cayman Open Tennis Tournament, are in.

In the Men’s Open, the first and third seeds, Mica Koll and Alex Leonard met each other in the final after knocking out 4th seeded Nikhil Jha and 2nd seed Rob Weins respectively. Mica Koll defeated Rob Weins 6-3 7-5 for Mica’s first title of the year.

Experienced CI Tennis Club member and Assistant pro Robert Hale and Adam Bayley defeated two Island pros, Jon Crossan and Mica Koll, in an entertaining 3 set match to claim the Men’s Open Doubles title. The final score was 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

In the Men’s 50’s Singles final Frank Pagelsdorf from Germany beat one of our top club members Steve Theaker, by beating him 6-5, 7-5 in a tough final that could have been pushed to three sets.

Marian Goodall claimed the Women’s Singles title for her first Open Title with a victory over Anne Todd 6-2, 6-1.

Two younger members of the club, Sian Harrison and Fluer Vagniez faced two experienced competitors, Maria Alberga and Patricia Calder for the toughest and longest match of the finals. Winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to claim the Women’s Doubles crown.  However, Fluer Vagniez got a taste of her own medicine when she teamed up with Rob Weins in the Mixed doubles.  They faced the Club’s assistant pro Adam Bayley and his partner Anna-Lisa Hawkes in the final where Bayley and Hawkes were able to take their first title in a tough two set match 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

The success of the open, which is organized by The Cayman Islands Tennis Club, is largely due to the support of local sponsor – PwC. This is the sixth year that PwcC has been involved in this event. “Without PwC the tournament would not be as successful as it is!” says head pro and club manager Rob Seward.

The PwC Men’s Invitational Championships is currently taking place at the CI Tennis Club January 31st to February 4th. Marcio Torres, last year’s Champion, has confirmed his entry of the tournament. There will also be Davis Cup players from Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Barbados and South America coming down to make this possibly the most competitive tennis tournament Cayman has ever had.  There will be fantastic tennis to watch at the very beginning of this tournament so come down to The Cayman Islands Tennis Club, again The PwC Men’s Invitational Championships will begin on Tuesday January 31st.

Also, Scotia Bank sponsored a fantastic Junior Clinic on Saturday, January 28th at The Cayman Islands Tennis Club that was taught by the visiting pros that will be participating in The PwC Men’s Invitational.  The Junior Clinic was enjoyed by all the kids and it was great to have some new tennis pros sharing their insight of the sport to the youngsters of Cayman.

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