Doubles delight for Manders and Mallory – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS

Doubles delight for Manders and Mallory

Mail

Print

Tweet

Gavin Manders and Trey Mallory claimed the MTM Doubles Series title after a close-fought battle against Sam Butler and James Finnigan at the Fairmont Southampton on Sunday.

Manders and Mallory won the final of the A Division 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. The B and C Divisions will be played the week after Cup Match.

Manders and Mallory are now ranked the No 1 doubles pair on the island after their success in the three-day tournament.

“It was a great three days and all of the top names were playing in it. The quality was quite high,” said Manders, who set up Manders Tennis Management with Jovan Jordan-Whitter.

“We took a 3-0 lead and had some chances to go up 4-0 but they fought back to make it 3-1 before reeling off five games.

“The momentum shifted heavily one sided and me and Trey were able to catch ourselves, regroup, and close out the final set 7-5.”

Mallory added: “It was a pretty intense final. I give credit to Sam and James who fought hard and never backed up.

“Me and Gavin have styles that perfectly compliment each other.

“We constantly communicated throughout the match, which is key in doubles.”

MTM will be hosting the Craig Bean Memorial Championships at the Fairmont Southampton from August 7 to 15. Bean was the top junior player on the island when he died in a road accident aged in 2000.

Close encounter: Gavin Manders, second from right, and Trey Mallory, right, beat James Finnigan, left, and Sam Butler in the MTM Doubles Series at the weekend

Mail

Print

Tweet

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published July 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Updated July 22, 2020 at 2:00 am)

Doubles delight for Manders and Mallory

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon