Matthew Asciak and Elaine Genovese strike again…..

Friday, May 5, 2017, 15:01

Karl Grech

Matthew Asciak continued his unstoppable dominion of the local tennis scene by winning the MAPFRE MSVLIFE Marsa Tennis Open Tournament on a hot Sunday afternoon in April. In the final, he beat Sviatoslav Gulin, the biggest surprise of the tournament, who came through to the last leg quite unexpectedly. This paved the way for Gulin to set up a final against his coach and mentor Matthew Asciak. Asciak showed his supremacy and took no chances, finishing off another Open in style winning the match 6-1 6-0.

In the Ladies’ Section, Elaine Genovese confirmed she is the undisputed Champion once again, winning the event against Brenda Galea with a 6-0 6-1 scoreline. Genovese hadn’t dropped a single game in her run-up to the final, which was played on Friday evening.

The Men’s Doubles saw Asciak partnering with Sviatoslav Gulin for the first time. The partnership proved to work very well as they progressed to the final losing only 3 games in the process. On the other side of the draw, Doubles veterans Bernard and Matthew Cassar Torregiani made it to the final, setting up an interesting encounter. The final was played on Sunday, after the Singles Final, and Asciak/Gulin were on fire, winning the title in straight sets, after some very entertaining rallies.

Trophies were presented by Malta Tennis Federation President Dr. David Farrugia Sacco and Mr. Norman Mifsud Chief Officer HR & Corporate Services MAPFRE MSV Life, in the presence of the Marsa Sports Club Tennis Section Chairman Godwin Borg.

Elaine Genovese

Matthew Asciak





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