3rd Bel-Air Seniors ITF "SDI-Costa del Sol"
Spanish players were out in force at the 3rd edition of the Tournament of Bel-Air Tennis ITF "SDI-Costa del Sol", which concluded on Friday.
The tournament, held at the Tennis Club Bel-Air from 12-17 May, hosted nearly 100 participants in the age categories of +40, +45, +50, +55 and +60 for Women, Men and doubles.
A high standard of play was on show from competitors across different parts of the Costa del Sol and the rest of the world. As many as five of them have been champions in Spain in their respective age categories, including Angel Calvo (+60), Carmen Lang (+50), Santiago Tintoré (+40) and Sergio Gomez, as well as Eva Bes (+35 and +40).
The closing ceremony and prize giving were held on Friday 17 May after a fun dinner hosted by the club to which all players were invited and where there was also a raffle for the attendees.
Please click on here to view many taken at the tournament
Finally the harmony between the club and the sponsor of the tournament was consolidated when Sergio Gomez, director of the club, gave the president of the company SDI, André Elshout, a plaque in thanks for his great contribution to the tournament and his passion for tennis.
The final singles results were:
40+ Women: Eva Bes (ESP) d. Carmen Lang (ESP) 60 60
40+ Men: Ales Dvorak (CZE) d. Antonio Jimenez (ESP) 60 63
45+ Men: Santiago Tintoré (ESP) d. Edward Oakenfull (GBR) 62 61
50+ Men: Joseph A. Pereira (POR) d. Terry Johnston (GBR) 62 64
55+ Men: Mariano Peinado (ESP) d. David García-Valverde (ESP) 76(4) 46 61
60+ Men: Frank Van Lerven (NED) d. Angel Calvo (ESP) 36 75 63
The doubles results were:
40+ Men: Javier Garrido/Sergio Gomez (ESP) d. Ronan Callaghan (IRL)/Edward Oakenfull (GBR) 62 62
50+ Men: Juan Alvarez/Reza Sharifi (ESP) d. Fernando Benjumeda/Manuel Cortes (ESP) 62 61
60+ Men: Ignacio Alcala/Jorge Haelnet (ESP) d. George Bohm (AUT)/David Tye (GBR) 62 62
40+ Women: Ana Cobham/Suriate Graham (GBR) d. Martie Gay (USA)/Catherine Hine (GBR) 64 76(3)
40+ Mixed: Veronica Ohayon/Jose Romero (ESP) d. David Gay/Martie Gay (USA) 61 26 10-8
50+ Mixed: Carmen Lang (ESP)/Frank van Lerven (NED) d. Ana Cobham (GBR)/Manuel Cortes (ESP) 60 61