GBTI Tennis Open to serve off this weekend

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The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has strengthened its partnership with the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA), committing another year of sponsorship to the Association’s marquee Open competition.

Public Relations and Marketing Manager of GBTI, Pamela Binda, recently confirmed the extension of the alliance that dates back to over 20 years by presenting a sponsorship cheque to GTA President Cristy Campbell at the bank’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown.

Binda said: “GBTI is once again pleased to announce the sponsorship of our premier tennis tournament, the GBTI/GTA Tennis Open. The Open tournament was initiated since the 1980s and we continue to provide support to the sport. We see it an investment in not just developing the skills and talents of the youths, but as an investment that nurtures the sport and helping it to move from strength to strength as we see players excelling in and out of Guyana.”

“We are happy to once again be associated in a major way with this tournament and extend best wishes to the executives of the GTA and the players for a successful tournament this year.”

Campbell said the GTA is extremely appreciative of the long-standing support of GBTI, noting the annual sponsorship has gone a far way in aiding the growth and development of the racquet sport.

The tournament, which will run from July 3-17 at the GBTI Tennis Courts at Bel Air Park, and will see rivalry in the Boys and Girls Under-18, Ladies and Gentlemen Open, Over-35, Over-45, Novice, Ladies Open Doubles, Gentlemen Open Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Flashback! 2021 Open champions Miguel Garcia (seated left) and Cristy Campbell (seated right) pose with officials of GBTI and the Guyana Tennis Association

Mexican Miguel Garcia and Cristy Campbell are the reigning Male and Female champions respectively, having won their respective category in 2021.

Below are the summarised category results of the 2021 tournament

Men’s Singles:

Winner- Miguel Garcia

Runner-up- Phillipe Jackson

Ladies Singles:

Winner- Cristy Campbell

Runner-up- Renola Jordan

Men’s Doubles:

Winner- Phillipe Jackson/Heimraj Resual

Runner-up- Javed Khan/Kevin Mattai

Mixed Doubles:

Winner- Renola Jordan/Andre Erskine

Runner-up- Cristy Campbell/Gavin Lewis

Over-35 Singles:

Winner- Miguel Garcia

Runner-up- Andre Erskine

Boys Singles:

Winner- Viraj Sharma

Runner-up- Gerald Scotland

Girls Singles:

Winner- Renola Jordan

Runner-up- Norella Jordan

Novice Medley Singles:

Winner- Jonathan Jackson

Runner-up- Amanda Roberts

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