The BOV Malta Men’s Tennis Masters 2015 Championships and BOV Ladies’ Top 5 Tournament

Monday, January 4, 2016, 0:04

Note:This article has been posted in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

The top 8 male tennis players for 2015 are competing for the BOV Malta Masters singles title and the top 5 female tennis players are competing for the BOV Ladies’ Top 5 at the last events of the Malta Tennis Federation’s calendar for the year which started on Monday 14th December 2015. The Tournament is being hosted by the Marsa Sports Club

Apart from being the second most prestigious tournaments of the year, after the Malta Open, the BOV Masters and Ladies’ Top 5 is also a technical assessment of national players in preparation for the team’s international commitments for 2016.

The Men’s tournament will see the players split into two groups, with the top 2 players from each group contesting the semi-finals, with the final being held on Sunday 20th December 2015. The Women’s tournament will be a round-robin tournament with the top ranking player being declared the winner.

‘The BOV Tennis Masters has established itself as a major tournament on the local tennis circuit featuring the top talent that Malta has to offer. The Federation’s objectives include those of bringing to the fore ladies’ top player events such as the Top 5 which is also being patronised by the BOV.” said Dr Farrugia Sacco, President of the Malta Tennis Federation. “The National Team training program for 2015 led by my colleague in the Federation, Mr Stephen Caruana, has brought together a strong representation for the Men’s Masters with a similar growth in representation of good talent for the Ladies. In the Men’s event it was only the line drawn at Top 8 that excluded very closely ranked talent. It is for this reason that I would like to take opportunity to make special mention of the dedication shown to the National Team training program from such players whom unfortunately have been excluded this year. I am encouraged by this for future National Team representation.”

‘We are proud to once again support the Malta Tennis Federation and these tournaments, that bring together Malta’s best tennistic talent’ said Stefan Abela, Bank of Valletta’s Community Relations Officer. ‘Bank of Valletta is a strong supporter of sporting initiatives in Malta, promoting excellence in sport in a healthy competitive environment’.

-The participants of the end of season BOV Malta Tennis 2015 Championships are as follows:


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Malti

Il-BOV Malta Tennis Masters tal-Irġiel u l-BOV Top 5 Tournament tan-Nisa

L-aqwa tmien tennisti maskili Maltin qed jikkompetu għat-titlu tal-BOV Malta Masters Singles u l-aqwa ħames tennisti nisa qed jikkompetu fil-BOV Ladies Top 5 fl-aħħar avveniment prestiġjuż fil-kalendarju tal-Malta Tennis Federation. Dawn il-kampjonati bdew nhar it-Tnejn 14 ta’ Diċembru 2015. Dan il-kampjonat qed jintlagħab fil-Marsa Sports Club

Apparti milli huma it-tieni l-aktar tournaments prestiġjużi tas-Sena, dawn il-kampjonati jservu wkoll bħala assessment għall-plejers tat-tim nazzjonali bħala preparazzjoni għall-impenji internazzjonali fl-2016.

Il-Kampjonat tal-irġiel se jara l-plejers maqsumin f’żewħ gruppi, bl-aqwa żewġ plejers ta’ kull grupp jikkontestaw is-semi-finali fl-20 ta’ Diċembru 2015. In-nisa se jilagġħbu fuq bażi ‘round robin’ fejn bil-plejer li tiġi fil-quċċata tal-klassifika tirbaħ il-kampjonat.

‘Il-BOV Tennis Masters’ stabilixxa ruħu bħala wheħed mill-kampjonati ewlenin fiċ-cirkwit tat-tennis lokali u jgħaqqad l-aqwa talent tennistiku Malti. L-objettiv tal-Malta Tennis Federation huwa wkoll li jagħti emfasi lil avvenimenti tan-nisa, bħal BOV Ladies Top 5, kampjonat li wkoll għandu l-għajnuna tal-Bank of Valletta,’ qal Dr David Farrugia Sacco, President tal-Malta Tennis Federation. ‘Il-programm ta’ taħriġ tat-tim nazzjonali, mmexxi minn Stephen Caruana għaqqad tmien plejers b’saħħithom ħafna fil-Masters tal-irġiel kif ukoll fit-Top 5 tan-nisa. Ħasra li dan il-kampjonat kellu jelimina certu plejers li kienu viċin ħafna fir-ranking biex jiksbu posthom ukoll.’

‘Ninsabu kburin li erġajna qed naħdmu fil-viċin mat-Malta Tennis Federation f’dawn il-kampjonati li fihom naraw il-krema tat-talent tennistiku lokali’, qas Stefan Abela, Uffiċjal tal-Programm fil-Komunita tal-Bank of Valletta. ‘il-Bank of Valletta jgħin diversi dixxiplini sportivi f’Malta biex jippromwovi stil ta’ ħajja b’saħħtu f’atmosfera kompetittiva’

Il-parteċipanti fil-Kampjonati BOV huma dawn:

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Riżultati u Fixtures tan-Nisa/ Women’s Results and Fixtures

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Riżultati u Fixtures tal-Irġiel/ Men’s Results and Fixtures

 

 





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