Trey Mallory, Bermuda’s highest ranked Junior, began competing on the ITF World Junior Tennis Tour in Queretaro Mexico.
Mallory battled from a set down to defeat Mexico’s Adrian Diblidox 3-6, 7-6 (12), 6-4.
Traveling coach Carlton Bedminster from Dominguez Pro-Tennis said, “Mallory showed true character and heart to win a marathon match that lasted just over four hours on the red clay in front of a boisterous Mexico home crowd. Playing at an altitude of 6,500 feet above sea level Trey remained focused and determine not to give in to his opponent even after losing the first set 6-3 with every game a deuce game.”
The second set was fierce, with each player going toe to toe holding serve. With the set going to a tie-break, Mallory dug down deep and managed to win it 14-12, saving five match points with some unbelievable ground strokes.
With the match now tied up one set a piece Mallory saw that his opponent was mentally spent and won the deciding set 6-4 to win the match.
Bedminster continued; “We are all very proud of Mallory’s performance, after playing that long four hour match recovery will be key for Mallory for his next match as he now faces the number one seed.”