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RECORD CROWDS FOR CAYMAN CUP Finale

By Matt Lamers
November 6, 2016

Darian King taps one by Jesse Witten in an exhibition on Saturday

Darian King taps one by Jesse Witten in an exhibition on Saturday

Hundreds of spectators packed into the Cayman Islands Tennis Club to watch Daiki Yoshimura defeat Tyler Zink in the final match of the ITF tournament on Saturday evening.

It was the biggest-ever crowd at the club and the first time local tennis matches were broadcast live on TV across Cayman.

Tenth-seeded Yoshimura powered his way to a 6-1, 6-0 win over top-seed Zink.

Zink is ranked 465 in the world. Yoshimura is 1,350. It was the biggest-ever crowd at the club and the first time local tennis matches were broadcast live on TV across Cayman.


TYLER ZINK HEADS INTO THE FINALS

By Kevin Morales
November 4, 2016

The Cayman Cup is quickly coming to an end as the men’s semi-finals wrapped up on Friday 04 November.  Number one Tyler Zink, won the semi-finals, along with Daiki Yoshimura of Japan.

Yoshimura defeated number two seed Blaise Bicknell in an upset yesterday winning in two sets.

The Under 18 boys final kicks off on Saturday 05 November at 6:30 pm.


LET'S TALK SPORTS

By Kevin Morales
November 4, 2016

Lots to cover on the 2 November episode of Let’s Talk Sports, brought to you by Elite Marble and Granite.

First, we talk 2016 Cayman Cup — the International Tennis Federation-sanctioned tournament taking place at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club this week. Tournament director Karl Hale as well as club manager Rob Seward join host Kevin Morales to talk about the event.


tyler zink heads into finals

By Jade Webster
November 4, 2016

The Cayman Cup is quickly coming to an end as the men’s semi-finals wrapped up on Friday 04 November.  Number one Tyler Zink, won the semi-finals, along with Daiki Yoshimura of Japan.

Yoshimura defeated number two seed Blaise Bicknell in an upset yesterday winning in two sets.

The Under 18 boys final kicks off on Saturday 05 November at 6:30 pm.


CALLUM THEAKER KNOCKED OUT OF CAYMAN CUP

By Jade Webster
November 3, 2016

Cayman’s Callum Theaker and his doubles partner Jamaica’s Blaise Bicknell, open served at the 2016 Cayman Cup today (November 3).

Theaker and Bicknell were up against two of America’s top 10 doubles players. Theaker and Bicknell won the first set but unfortunately lost the final two.

Theaker’s opponents were the US double finalists this past summer.


Cayman Cup finals set for Saturday

By Staff
 

Alec Deckers of the Netherlands defeats Andreas Lavdas of Greece 6-0, 6-1.

Alec Deckers of the Netherlands defeats Andreas Lavdas of Greece 6-0, 6-1.

The finals of the second annual Cayman Cup ITF Tennis Championships will be held at the Tennis Club in South Sound on Saturday.

More than 200 players from 29 countries have been competing this week in the Under-18, U-14 and Senior International Tennis Federation divisions.

The tournament is part of the Caribbean International Tennis Federation circuit. Tournament director is former Davis Cup player, longtime Rogers Cup director Karl Hale, who is originally from Jamaica.

“Players are competing for valuable ITF world ranking points, and action is exciting at the Cayman Tennis Club,” Mr. Hale said in an email. “They have had record crowds all week.”


THEAKER COLLECTS HIS FIRST ITF AT CAYMAN CUP

By Jade Webster
November 2, 2016

Day three of the 2016 Cayman Cup, as over 200 spectators watched some of the top competitors including Cayman’s Callum Theaker, who won his doubles match with Blaise Bicknell defeating Pedro Laydner and Zen Yoshida in three sets. Theaker collected his first ITF.

Some other notables include Alec Deckers, a former Wimbledon Champions’ son, he defeated Andras Lavdas in the men’s singles in two sets.

The boys quarterfinals and girls semifinals continues tomorrow, with the seniors on court tonight.


CAYMAN CUP TOURNAMENT

By Angela Sevilla
November 2, 2016

The international tennis tournament, The Cayman Cup, kicked off its 2nd annual event on Monday.  The Cayman Cup tournament director, Karl Hale joins Daybreak’s Tonie Chisholm to discuss it in more detail.


2016 CAYMAN CUP

By Angela Sevilla
November 1, 2016

The 2016 Cayman Cup opened serve at the tennis club yesterday (October 31) seeing players from all over the world in Under 14, 18 and senior devisions representing 29 countries.


FORMER TOP PRO SET TO PLAY IN CARIBBEAN

By Kevin Morales
October 7, 2016

The man in charge of organising this year’s International Tennis Federation-sanctioned Cayman Cup says the Federation decided to be a part of this year’s tournament again because of how well it was run in 2015.

Competition Director and former Davis Cup player Karl hale says the ITF looks at things like facilities, organisation and quality of play.

“The play of the boys and girls was much higher than we anticipated,” Hale said


HALE PUSHING FOR MORE TOP-LEVEL TENNIS IN CARIBBEAN

By Kevin Morales
October 7, 2016

Tournament Director for the upcoming ITF-sanctioned Cayman Cup says he’s pushing for more elite-level tennis tournaments in the Caribbean.

Karl Hale, who originally is from Jamaica...


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October 5, 2016

The Cayman Islands once again is set to play host to an International Tennis Federation-sanctioned event.

The ITF will hold a youth and senior tournament in Cayman at the end of October.

Cayman Islands Tennis Club’s Rob Seward joins host Kevin Morales to talk more about the event and it’s impact on Cayman on the 5 October episode of Let’s Talk Sports, brought to you by Elite Marble and Granite.


250 TENNIS PLAYERS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN CAYMAN CUP

By Staff
October 9, 2016

The Cayman Islands Tennis Club is expecting 250 adult and junior players from all over the world to take part in its second annual Cayman Cup Tennis Tournament.

The tournament, part of the Caribbean International Tennis Federation circuit, will run from Saturday, Oct. 29 to Saturday, Nov. 5.

Organizers said players from Aruba, Brazil, Belgium, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Canada, Czech Republic, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica...


CAYMAN TO GET SECOND SHOT AT ITF TENNIS TOURNEY

By Tammi Sullivan
January 10, 2016


Hale sees ITF tournament growing in Cayman

By Ron Shillingford
November 12, 2015

On the strength of how well the inaugural International Tennis Federation event went at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound, tournament director Karl Hale is confident it can develop into a much bigger event in the future. 

Hale worked with Rob Seward, the Cayman Islands Tennis Club head coach, and they wrapped up the week-long tournament on Sunday with the finals. 

As well as international pros...


Aces loved Cayman's ITF debut

By Ron Shillingford
November 11, 2015

Tennis history was made in the Cayman Islands last week when the first International Tennis Federation tournament was held here, at the club courts in South Sound – and the whole event was very successful, despite heavy rains disrupting the schedule at the start. 

The tournament, which ran throughout the week and finished on Sunday, was the largest tennis tournament Cayman has ever held, with the greatest number of countries being represented. 

In the Junior ITF tournament...


Masters aces in Cayman this week

By Staff
November 4, 2015

The Cayman International Tennis Federation Tennis Championships started on Tuesday with more than 120 players participating in the event throughout this week. 

Matches are at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound in the largest tennis event ever hosted on the island. 

Hana Mandlikova, the four-time Grand Slam champion...