Photos/Results: ITF Beach Tennis Tournament

August 24, 2013

The 6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament got underway today [Aug 24] at Horseshoe Bay Beach with an international field of athletes battling it out.

In the Ladies Pro Division, Brazilian pair Samantha Barijan and Joana Cortez defeated their Bermuda opponents Jane Lau and Elizabeth Stewart in straight sets 6-0, 6-0, while Bermuda pair Amanda and Kim Burns defeated Brazilian Flavia Muniz and Mathilde Hoarau from France in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.

Italian Federica Bacchetta teamed up with Patricia Diaz from Venezuela and they needed three sets to defeat Nadia Johnston Australia and Nicole Melch from Austria 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, while Brazilian Julia Florito and American Marisa Mora defeated Brazilian pair Adriana Naef and Marisa Amoedo Conde in another three setter 7-6, 1-6, 6-3.

The slideshow below contains 100+ photos of today’s action:

French pair Pauline Bourdet and Magalie Garnieer defeated Brazilian Florito and American Mora in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

On the Men’s Pro side, Italian pair Alex Mingozzi and Niccolo Strano defeated Bermuda pair Tim Brewer and Nick Kemp in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, while James Finnigan from Great Britain teamed up with Bermuda’s Dean Mello to defeat Bermuda’s Tony Brannon and German Jan Stindler in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Finnigan and Mello next took on American Mark Bonfigli and Alessandra Calbucci from Italy, with the latter winning 6-0, 6-0.

American Matt Garavaglia and Italy’s Amedeo Cicognani defeated bermuda pair Brady and Mark Cordeiro in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, while Great Britain pair Sam Butler and David Jenkins went down to Italy’s Micheke Folegatti and Brazil’s Vinicius Font in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

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