The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Senior Nationals is into the Semifinal rounds and the action is heating up. The three featured matches yesterday were competitive and ended up “under the lights” at the National Tennis Centre.
First up was the Finals of the Singles in the Women’s Open. Pippa Vlasov who was coming off a win over Richette Percentie faced off against the #2 seed Rita Roy who advanced over Ingrid Mignott. The match was intense with both ladies displaying their tennis skills. Pippa would emerge victorious over Rita 6-4, 6-3.
There were also two Doubles matches that went well into the night. In the Men’s 45 Dwayne Gibson and Stephen Thompson #1 seed played against Devlin Fisher and Everette Munroe. Gibson and Thompson would win the first set 6-4. The second set proved to be even more competitive ended in a tiebreak in favour of Fisher and Munroe 7-6 (5). It would fall to the third and deciding set where Fisher and Munroe would come out ahead 6-3. Fisher and Munroe advanced to the Semifinals.
In the M55 Doubles, Tommy Turnquest and Larry Rolle would face Alejandro Mesples and Otmar Raufer. The teams would split sets Turnquest and Rolle 6-3 in the first and Mesples and Raufer 6-4 in the second. Turnquest and Rolle would press the gas in the third set closing out 6-0 to wrap up the match. The duo advanced to the Finals.
– Finals Men 35 Singles: Stafford Armbrister versus Nicholas Russell at 5:00 p.m.
– Semifinals M55 Singles: Tommy Turnquest versus Bud Cambridge at 5:00 p.m.
– Semifinals M55 Doubles: Vince Andrews and Stephen Thompson versus Godfrey Virgil
and Kevin Major Sr. at 5:30 p.m.
– Semifinals M45 Doubles: Devlin Fisher and Everette Munroe versus Rudy Williams
and Perry Newton Jr. at 5:30 p.m.
Action photos are attached.
Another slate of promising and exciting matches are on the schedule. Admission is free and open to all tennis enthusiasts.
Original Post Date 23/10/2019