Madeiros continues to impress
Shelby Madeiros, Ricky “Trey” Mallory and Benjamin Jones all won their matches yesterday in the 14-and-under Junior International Tennis Championships in El Salvador yesterday.
Madeiros started off for Bermuda by beating Elena Tercero of Honduras 6-1, 6-1 while Mallory was leading 5-1 in the first set against Samuel Dickson of the Dominican Republic when Dickson retired hurt. The win takes Mallory into the quarter-finals.
Jones completed a good day for Bermuda when he beat Juwell Ritfeld of Suriname 6-1, 6-2.
“I thought it was a good win today for Shelby whose game has been improving each day,” said Mike Wolfe, the BLTA president who is also in El Salvador, attending the COTECC Annual General Meeting.
“She has certainly benefited from the international exposure and is showing much more confidence on the court. In our second match, Trey, in spite of his injury, was playing a smart match and had gained a slight advantage on his opponent before his opponent had to retire.
“This short day will certainly help Trey as he progresses through the rest of the tournament. Trey will now meet No 6 seed Aiden Carter from Trinidad in the quarter-finals.
“Ben Jones capped off Bermuda's winning ways by also putting together a strong effort today with his straight set win. Coach Mallory's strategy of asking the players to build on each day's play is showing positive results. I am looking forward to strong finishes by all the players.”