Bermuda’s Men’s Davis Cup team featuring Gavin Manders, David Thomas, Jenson Bascome and Trey Mallory continued competing in the Americas Division III Pool B going on in Costa Rica.
Ricky & Trey Mallory
A day after www.islandstats.com reported that Bermuda went down 2 – 1 to Antigua & Barbuda, we can report that Bermuda took to the court to take on Jamaica going down 3 - 0.
Mallory went down in the opening game in straight sets 6 – 3, 6 – 4 to Dimitri Bird in a One Hour & Forty-Six Minute battle.
Manders would then take on Rowland Phillips and he would go down in straight sets 6 – 3, 6 – 4 in One Hour & Fourteen Minutes, as Jamaica took a winning lead of 2 – 0.
Bascome and Thomas then took to the court for the Doubles and they would fall in a three set battle against Marcus Malcolm and Phillips.
The Jamaican pair won the first set 6-1, but Bascome and Thomas would draw level winning the second set 6-3, Malcom and Phillips would then close out the match winning the third set 6-3.
Meanwhile as we reported after yesterday's match Trey Mallory representing Bermuda in Davis Cup this week in Costa Rica made history by being the first Bermuda player to win a match on his debut.
Ricky Mallory National Tennis Director/Davis Cup coach said, “The decision made by the Association to rebuild the team and inject juniors into the team paid off with Trey winning his match playing at #2 against Antigua & Barbuda’s Kevin Gardner; defeating him 7-6(5), 6-2.
I am pleased at how the whole team rallied around Trey and helped him overcome his first match jitters. Wearing a different hat as Treys father, I’m extremely proud of his accomplishment. I’ve seen him work hard over the years and represent Bermuda at every age level. To watch him grow and progress as a player and a young man is a true testament to the people around him.”