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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Historic Win for Bermuda in Davis Cup Opener

Bermuda defeated Honduras for the first time in two teams' history of Tennis in their opening International Tennis Federation Davis Cup America Zone Group III match in Panama 2 - 1.

Bermuda went ahead in the first game when Trey Mallory defeated Keny Turcios in straight sets 7-6, 6-4, in what was described as a war.

Mallory was down 3 set points at 6-5 in the first set, but he fought back to tie the match at 6-6, he then won the tie-break to win the first set.

In the second set with Mallory up 4-2 his opponent collapsed on the court with severe cramping, when play resumed Mallory continued to dominate going up 5-2, Turcios was allowed an injury time out, and when play resumed Mallory lost focus a bit and allowed Honduras to reel back 2 more games before closing the match 6-4.

Bermuda number one Tariq Simons would next take to the court, he would face Alejandro Obando. Simons would go down in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

Simons would Double Fault 5 times in his match, but he would get in 72% of his first serves in play, Simons would only capitalize once on 5 BreakPoint opportunities.

Gavin Manders and James Finnigan then went to the court for the all-important Doubles decider, they would come away with a 6-1, 6-2, straight-sets victory over Ricardo Lau Cooper and Obando.

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