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Manders stays composed

Gavin Manders and Charmaine Thomas were both victorious in their singles events at the Bacardi/Martini Cup Tournament at Pomander Gate last weekend.

Manders, the No 1 seed, beat Sam Butler in the men's singles open, while Thomas claimed victory in the women's singles event.

In the mixed doubles, Manders and Ashley Brooks — both professionals at Rosewood Tucker's Point — took the honours.

“I played David Thomas in the semi-final and won 7-5, 6-3 after being down 5-2 in the first set,” said Manders, who won the men's singles at the Deloitte Open, also held at Pomander Gate, in May.

“I then played Sam Butler in the final, where we had a three-hour battle for the title.

“I was up 4-1 in the first before Sam rallied off five straight games to take the first set 6-4.

“I then took the second set 6-2, where there were some really long rallies throughout the set. We both were exhausted for the third set, and I was able to stay composed and win the third set 6-0.”

Making a racket: Manders impressed last weekend (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published September 16, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated September 16, 2017 at 1:05 am)

Manders stays composed

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