Day two of the International Club Doubles Week saw the Bahamas, Austria, US and Belgium all emerge as winners on Tuesday.
The Bahamas, playing out of Pool B, pulled off their victory over Barbados in a showdown of two neighbourhood rivals.
The Bahamian team of Mas Kimball and Kit Spencer won their men’s 60 and 65s match over the Bajan team of Tyrone Mapp and Peter Clarke. Their final score was 7-6 (3), 7-6 (1).
The Bahamian women’s 40 and 60s team of Daphany Mortier and Sue Kimball also won 6-2, 6-3 over Barbados’ Julie Salomon and Margot Thomson.
But the men’s Bahamian 50 and 55s team of Neil Mactaggart and John Antonas lost to Barbados’ Raymond Forde and Peter Symmonds.
However, the Bahamas clinched the tie when the husband and wfie team of Mas and Sue Kimball won 6-0, 6-2 over Barbados’ Tyrone Mapp and Marie Kueleba.
The Bahamas is slated to be back in action 2:30pm today when they take on Austria in a showdown for the top spot in their pool. Barbados will take on the International team.
Yesterday, Austria came back from their loss to the Bahamas on Monday to blank the International team 5-0.
Austria’s team of Helmut Flagel and Peter E Helmut Flagel and Peter Eipeldauer (AUT) def. Gordon Aydelott and Bob Beverley (INT) 6-2, 6-1.
Yvette Fischli and Ernestine Kock (AUT) def. Tara Mactaggert and Edith Powell (INT) 6-1, 6-0.
Helmut Kock and Gerhard Thaler (AUT) def. Bernd Lorber and Alfred Wunder (INT) 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
Ernestine Kock and Alfred Klammer (AUT) def. Bob Beverley and Judy Aydelott (INT) 6-1, 2-6, 11-9.
Yvette Fischli and Ernestine Kock (AUT) def. Bernd Lorber and Tara Mactaggart (INT) 6-4, 2-6, 11-9.
• In Pool A, Belgium knocked off Canada 4-1, while the United States secured their second straight whitewashing with a 5-0 decision over Great Britain.
Belgium def. Canada 4 - 1
Dennis Ing and Daniel Charles (Bel) def. Geoff Fernandez and Jack Olsen (Can) 7-5, 6-3.
Martine Van de Winkel and Brigitte Bocken (Bel) def.Pam Olley & Dale Kozicz (Can) 6-1, 1-6, 10-6.
Pjilippe Vercruysse and Florin Duca (Bel) def. Owen Pellew and Peter Nielsen (Can) 6-2, 6-2.
Dennis Ing and Brigitte Bocken (Bel) def. Peter James and Pam Olley (Can) 6-1, 6-3.
Owen Pellew and Dale Kozicz (Can) def. Philippe Vercruysse and Martine Van de Winkel (Bel) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8.
United States def.
Great Britain 5-0
Art Abbott and Tom Smith (USA) def. Nigel Barker and Roy Henderson (GBR) 6-2, 6-4.
Cinta Kemp and Teresa Schuerholz (USA) def. Diane Chea and Peggy Sokoloff (GBR) 6-4, 6-2.
Gil Schuerholz and Chris Reynard (USA) def. Robert Martyn and Julian Tatum (GBR) 6-0, 6-1.
Art Abbott and Kay Beverley (USA) def. Nigel Barker and Peggy Sokoloff (GBR) 6-0, 3-6, 10-7.
Gil Schuerholz and Teresa Schuerholz (USA) def. Roy Henderson and Diane Chea (GBR) 6-1, 6-2.
Today, starting at 8am, the United States will take on Belguim, while Canada faces Great Britain.
All of the teams will be off on Thursday before they return on Friday to complete the tournament with their placing matches.