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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Bermuda Coaches Attend PTR International Symposium

Naim Azhar
Gavin Manders, Sam Maybury, Romar Douglas, and Naim Azhar attended the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) International Coaching Symposium and PTR Championships.

The Bermuda Group were able to meet and listen to some of the top Tennis minds in the world talk about their experience and learn from their teaching methods.

It was a full week of presentations and continued Education Classes in every area of the field which will allow us to bring this knowledge back and share it with the Bermuda Tennis Community.

Top names as Speakers and Presenters:

Nick Bolleteri
Judy Murray
Amelio Sanchez Vicario
Nick Saviano
Gigi Fernandez
Frank Giampaolo
Craig O’Shanesssy
Dr. Mark Kovacs

The PTR Championships saw all of the Open Divisions money events, so the level was high, and very competitive. The event was a Universal Tennis Rating event.

Manders was seeded 4th in the Open Singles and 2nd in the Open Doubles with Azhar.

After both players had byes in the First Round, Ahzar managed to defeat the number 3 seed Luke Whiteside in the Quarter-Finals, however Manders lost in his Quarter-Final match to Michael-Ray Pollares-Gonzalez from Dominican Republic.

Then Manders and Ahzar lost in their Semi-Final of the Open Doubles to Pollares-Gonzalez and Garret Leal 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.

Ahzar went on to win the Open Mixed Doubles with his Assistant Pro Niri Rasolomalala from Nspire Academies - his academy in Atlanta 6-1 6-1.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Finnigan & Florida Tech Win Spring Opener

James Finnigan and his Florida Tech Men's Tennis teammates picked up a close 5 - 4 win in its first action of the spring.

Florida Tech battled with Ave Maria from start to finish as the game came down to a 7-6 third set win in the final match of the afternoon.

Finnigan and Alexander Webb combined for the first win of the match as they took down AMU's second pair, 8-2.

Finnigan would win his Singles match at the number 2 spot 6-4, 6-3 against Nicholas Hofmeister.
Friday, February 01, 2019
Bethany College Welcome Bradshaw-Douglas

The Bethany College Women's Tennis are celebrating and welcoming Jahzuena Bradshaw-Douglas to the team.

Bradshaw-Douglas comes to Bethany from The Berkeley Institute where she played Basketball in 2013-14 and along with Tennis. Bradshaw-Douglas also played for the local tennis club, Grotto Bay Tennis Club in 2015 where she represented the club in the Women's Winter League.

Bradshaw-Douglas won the Bermuda High School Championship Girls Tournament in 2016, along with a win in the Ladies B Deliotte Open Tournament at Pomander Gate Tennis Club, also in 2016.

In 2017, Bradshaw-Douglas won the Ladies A Deliotte Open Tournament at the Pomander Gate Tennis Club. Bradshaw-Douglas also competed in The Annual Federation Cup in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2018.

In addition to her work on the court as a player, Bradshaw Douglas also assisted with Coach Romar Douglas's Annual Tennis Tournaments for kids ages 5 - 13 by refereeing and helping with the facilities. She also assisted in coaching the youth under Coach Douglas.

"Bradshaw-Douglas is a highly talented player that has a lot of international experience that I feel will elevate the women's program," Swedes head coach, Larry Holmes said. "She talented, athletically gifted and has a competitive fire that is within her. I can't wait to see what she does here at Bethany."
Monday, January 28, 2019
Bermuda Tennis Pro League Round Up

The Bermuda Tennis Pro League has reached the halfway stage of the Season with the Devils Isles team of Captain Gavin Manders, Neal Towlson, Denzel Hollis and Tego Bean leading the League with 8 points.

The Gombey Warriors are second with 6 points, their team consist of Captain David Thomas, Jenson Bascome, Michael Way and Dean Melo.

The Bermuda Longtails and the Bermuda Onions both have 2 points each.

In Week One action, the Devils Isles edged the Gombey Warriors 2 – 1, while the Bermuda Longtails edged the Bermuda Onions 2 – 1.

Week Two saw the Gombey Warriors edge the Bermuda Onions 2 – 1, while the Devils Isles defeated the Bermuda Longtails 3 – 0.

Devils Isles defeated the Bermuda Onions 3 – 0 in Week Three, while the Gombey Warriors defeated the Bermuda Longtails 3 – 0.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Bradshaw-Douglas Heading Bethany College

Jahzuena Bradshaw-Douglas will depart Bermuda on Sunday to begin her new and next Tennis Challenge as she joins the Bethany College Women’s Tennis Rankings.

Bradshaw-Douglas will join three other International students in the lineup as Bethany College currently have 2 players from Columbia and 1 from Brazil.

Bradshaw-Douglas who only began playing Tennis 4 years ago has worked extremely hard on her game and even represented Bermuda in the Fed Cup earlier this year.

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