Clay Court Championships Opens With Upset

October 27, 2015

The Moet & Chandon Bermuda Clay Court Championships at Coral Beach & Tennis Club got off to a stunning start on Sunday when No 1 Women’s Open Singles seed Jacklyn Lambert was upset by Ashley Brooks in straight sets.

The 6-1 6-1 result has thrown the women’s Singles Round Robin wide open, as six top players vie for the $2,000 prize for winning the Women’s Open Singles.

In other top matches, Coral Beach & Tennis Club lead pro Neal Towlson teamed up with Caitlin Gordon in the Mixed Doubles to get past Chilean Paul Mosquera and American Eileen Stirling 6-0 6-3 in the Open Mixed Doubles. Towlson and Gordon are seeded fourth.

Brooks and Imani Phillips teamed up in the final match of the day to overcome Leslie Flynn of the US and Bermudian Christine McHarg in a hard fought 6-1 7-5 women’s doubles match.

Monday’s Women’s Open Singles Erika Bove of Venezuela picked up her second victory of the day over Christine Beaudin of Bermuda to move to the top of the table.

In the late match, Sam Butler was due to team up with James Collieson to take on James Finnigan of the US and Dean Mello of Bermuda, while Phillips, seeded second in the Women’s Open Singles, was due to play her first match against Beaudin.

On Tuesday, the action heats up further when Lambert takes on Bove in the Women’s Singles, and Men’s Open Singles top seed Jensen Bascome takes on unseeded Dean Mello in the quarter finals and Men’s No. 2 seed Gavin Manders faces off against Sam Butler as the race for the $2,000 prize for winning the Men’s Open Singles gets underway in earnest.

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