St. George’s will go into the second day of the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association’s (BLTA) Cup Match Tennis Tournament at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium with a 3 – 1 lead. Click Here to see Pictures of BLTA 2020 Cup Mach Day One
Bermuda’s top tennis players annually compete in the International Tennis Federations Davis Cup events, but, this year due to the pandemic the event has been canceled, so the BLTA has decided to create its own inter-island Davis Cup event with a Cup Match flavor.
Trey Mallory gave St. George’s the lead after he and James Finnigan battled out a three-setter. Mallory won the first set 6-0, but Finnigan drew the match level at 1-1 when he won the second set 6-1, but Mallory would hold his nerve in the third and final set winning 6-4.
Dylan Powell would draw Somerset level at 1-1 after he defeated Nick Cooper in a three-set match. Powell won the first set 6-2, bit Cooper fought back to win the second set 7-5, the pair would need a tie-breaker in the third set to decide a winner with Powell winning 7-6.
Gavin Manders would restore the St. George’s lead when he defeated Tariq Simons in straight-set 6-2, 6-4, and then Scott Redmond would then extend the St. George’s lead to 3 – 1 after he defeated Bobby Bart in straight sets 7-6, 6-0.