Home Video Gallery Contact Us Advertise Here
IslandStats.com RSS Feed
Loading
Tennis

Home
Tennis Home
Schedules
Current Scores
Historical Scores
Photo Gallery
Related Links
Contact Us
Advertise
 
IslandStats.com RSS Feed

 

Tennis
Monday, September 21, 2020
The Fed Cup is now the Billie Jean King Cup

Bermuda’s 2015 Fed Cup Team
IslandStats.com
The annual women’s team tennis event – which began in London in 1963 – will bring a fresh look in 2021 with the new name, honoring King, a pioneer for women’s tennis, and the most decorated player and captain in the event’s history having raised the trophy 10 times.

“Be Bold, Make History” is the new slogan of the tournament. BNP Paribas will remain as the title sponsor.

Bermuda competes in the Fed Cup.

International Tennis Federation (ITF) president David Haggerty made the announcement during a virtual press conference, joined by the tennis legend King and ITF vice president Katrina Adams.

“This is the first time a major global team competition has been named after a woman and the ITF is proud to be driving this change,” Haggerty said.

“As a global campaigner for equality, who has dedicated her life to fighting discrimination, Billie Jean King perfectly represents the values of this competition.”

“I feel a huge responsibility because I feel this as a force of change as we keep fighting for equality,” King said, about the newly bestowed honor.

“The Billie Jean King Cup will be built on the founding principles of equality, inclusion, and freedom, and it will be a showcase of programs like the ITF’s Advantage All initiative, which is our gender equality strategy for the 21st century.”

King and her U.S. teammates were victorious at the inaugural women’s team event at Queens Club in London in 1963.

“We were so excited to capture the first title on June 20th – I’ll never forget it,” she said. “Playing for our country and playing on a team has always been so fulfilling for me.”

Haggerty informed that the prize money of the annual women’s team event is being increased, making the total purse equivalent to that of the men’s Davis Cup.

In addition to BNP Paribas staying on as title sponsor of the multi-city event, Microsoft and the Magellan Corporation have signed on as new sponsors.

The American ITF chief also noted that the newly titled Billie Jean King Cup Finals, scheduled for Budapest, Hungary in April, will replace the 2020 edition, which was postponed due to Covid-19.

The Junior women’s team competition will also adopt the Billie Jean King name.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Day Five

Aritha Weerasinghe
IslandStats.com
The MTM Singles Bowl came to an end at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts, with two matches on the court.
Click Here to see Pictures of MTM Singles Tournament Men's B Final 2020 and Consolation September 13th 2020

Both matches which were the Open B Final and the Consolation Final, all four players struggled with the approaching Hurricane Paulette’s winds making play at times difficult.

In the Open B Final, Aritha Weerasinghe defeated Nick Butterfield in straight sets 6-4, 6-0, while in the Consolation Final, Benjamin Jones defeated Vincent Boisvert 6-2, 6-1.

 
 
Saturday, September 12, 2020
MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Day Four

IslandStats.com
Yet another mouthwatering matchup of Tennis took place at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts as the MTM Singles Bowl 2020 continued with the playing of the Men’s A Final.
Click Here to see Pictures of MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Men's Final September 12th 2020

Tariq Simons and Daniel Phillips took to the courts for yet another Final.

Simons would emerge victorious with a straight-sets 6-4, 6-1 win over Phillips.

In a B Division match up, Cooper McGuire defeated Andrew Paynter in a three-set battle, 6-4, 3-6. 10-8.

Open B Division

6 6 Aritha Weerasinghe
defeated
0 0 Zach McGuire

6 6 Nick Butterfield defeated
1 1 Kelljon Evans

6 3 10 Cooper McGuire defeated
4 6 08 Andrew Paynter

6 6 Nick Butterfield defeated
1 1 Rickai Burrows

6 6 Aritha Weerasinghe defeated
4 0 Cooper McGuire

 
 
Friday, September 11, 2020
MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Day Three

IslandStats.com
Fans were treated to a dramatic evening of Tennis at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts as the MTM Singles Bowl 2020 continued with the playing of the Men’s A Semi-Finals.
Click Here to see Pictures of MTM Singles Bowl Men's Semi-Finals September 11th 2020

The first Semi-Final saw Daniel Phillips taking on Jovan Whitter, Phillips would advance to the Final with a straight-sets victory 6-3, 6-4.

The Second Semi-Final saw David Thomas go on court to face off against Tariq Simons, the pair needed three sets to decide a winner.

Simmons won the First Set 6-3, but Thomas fought back to win the second set 7-5, it would then come down to a third and final set, with Simons able to advance to the final winning 6-1.

The tournament also saw a Green Ball Division played with 7 winners declared.

The East Winner was Nadhira Durham, while Jaden Jones was the West Winner. Theodore King claimed the North Winner title and the South Winner was Amaya Rollins.

Collecting the top prize in the Northeast Division was Caitlin Conyers, while the Southwest Winner was Samantha Nearon and the Southeast Winner was Kristina Wright.

 
 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Day Two

Tariq Simons in Action
IslandStats.com
The MTM Singles Bowl continued at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts, with one match needing three sets to decide a winner.
Click Here to see Pictures of MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Day Two September 10th 2020


After going down in the first set 7-6 to Daniel Phillip, Evan Heyliger fought back to win the second set 6-3. In the third and final set, Phillips was able to defeat Evan Heyliger 6-3.

Morgan Lightbourne won her match defeating AJ Phillips in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

MTM Singles Bowl 2020 Day One

6 6 Morgan Lightbourne
defeated
4 2 AJ Phillips

6 6 Tariq Simons defeated
0 0 Charles Boisvert

6 6 Jovan Whitter defeated
0 0 Antonio Warner

4 2 Rickai Burrows defeated
6 2 Darren Woods – Retired

6 6 Nick Butterfield defeated
0 1 Jaden Jones

6 6 Keljon Evans defeated
3 1 Victoria Stephens

6 6 Zach McGuire defeated
2 4 Charles Boisvert

6 Cooper McGuire defeated
0 Mathew Brookes

6 6 David Thomas defeated
4 1 Romar Douglas

6 6 Rickai Burrows defeated
Morgan Lightbourne

7 3 6 Daniel Phillips defeated
6 6 3 Evan Heyliger

 
 
Last 75 Headlines




IslandStats.com - Bermuda's Online Sports Source
 
© Copyright IslandStats.com