Bermuda Tennis Players Continue In El Salvador

August 2, 2016

The 14 & Under Jitic Tournament got underway in El Salvador, with Bermuda’s Ricky [Trey] Mallory qualifying for the main draw with victories over Juan Arguelles of Honduras 6-0, 6-0 and John Chin of Jamaica 6-2, 6-3.

Mallory was forced to take an injury time due to a tendon strain in his right arm and will receive physiotherapy from former Olympic doctor Jose H. Guerrero who has worked on many tennis players including Nadal and Federer.

Ben Jones and Shelby Madeiros did not qualify for the main draw and will now play in the consolation draw. Ben Jones went down to Aiden Carten of Trinidad 6-0, 6-1 in his first match but played a lot smarter and with more intensity in his second match losing to Kofi Bowe of Bahamas 6-2, 2-6, 10-4.

From left to right [Trey Mallory, Benjamin Jones and Shelby Madeiros]

Tennis Bermuda August 1 2016

Shelby Madeiros — playing in her first international event — went down 6-3, 6-0 to Michaela Stephens of Jamaica. In her second match Shelby went down 7-6, 6-3 to Alesha Alleyne of Barbados.

Coach Mallory said, “I was really impressed with Shelby’s matches. She was a bit nervous at first which is to be expected as this was her debut representing Bermuda.

“In her second match you could see that her nerves at subsided and she settled into her match playing some excellent tennis. The one thing I appreciate about Shelby is that she never gives up and fights for every point.

“The Jitic tournament attracts the best players from the Caribbean and Central America so there is a lot of tough competitors. Shelby has great potential to be one of Bermuda’s future Fed Cup players.”

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