Gavin Manders and Cayla Cross take Argus Open tennis titles

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

(Hamilton, Bermuda, July 23, 2011) – The finals of the annual Argus
Open tennis tournament were played today at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. The
Men’s Open Singles was won by Gavin Manders after an exhilarating playoff
against Jenson Bascome for the title (6-4, 6-3). Cayla Cross claimed victory over
Catherine Cooke in the Ladies’ Open Singles (6-3, 3-6, 7-5). Erwin Leader took
the Senior Men’s Singles title against Christopher Bardgett (6-1, 6-2).


Meanwhile Jenson Bascome and Gavin Manders reigned supreme in the
Men’s Open Doubles category over Alex Cooper and Jack Keyes. Tara Lambert and Jacklyn
Lambert were victorious in the Ladies’ Open Doubles title against Catherine
Cooke and Ciara Svenson. Jenson Bascome and Tara Lambert championed the Mixed Doubles
competition against Gavin Manders and Jacklyn Lambert. Gill Butterfield and
Sarah Cook were victorious over Elin Daniels and Cheryl Green in the Ladies
Seniors Doubles. See ‘Notes to Editors’ for a full list of results.


As an added incentive to participate or come and support the
players, this year anyone who attended the Argus Open was able to enter a free
prize draw to win a pair of tickets for this year’s U.S. Open, taking place in
New York from August 29 until September 11. The winner drawn at the
prize-giving ceremony this afternoon was Lanan Bascome.


Gerald Simons, President of the Argus Group, says: “This ceremony
brings to a close another eventful Argus Open competition. Our congratulations
go to all of the winners of each of the seven categories and we thank everyone
who made the event such a success by playing, spectating or helping to organise
the tournament.”




The Argus Group has sponsored the competition since its inception in
1999 to promote tennis to people of all abilities and ages in Bermuda.






About the Argus Open

The Argus Open, which has been sponsored by the Argus
Group since its inception in 1999, is an annual tennis tournament hosted and
sanctioned by the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association. This year’s Argus Open
tennis tournament took place at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium from July 16 to
July 23.


As part of this year’s Argus Open, free tennis lessons
were offered to children under the age of 10 by local tennis coaches. The free
session took place on Saturday, July 16, from 10:00 a.m. until 12noon.


The Argus

Argus Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries,
commonly known as the Argus Group, is a multi-line insurance and financial
services organisation offering a full range of insurance, pensions and
investment products targeted at local and international organisations and
individuals. It is the leader in group health insurance and pension plans in

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Argus Open 2011 results


Men’s Open Singles             Gavin Manders vs. Jenson
Bascome                                                               [6-4,


Ladies’ Open Singles           Cayla Cross vs. Catherine
Cooke                                                                    [6-3,
3-6, 7-5]


Men’s Senior Singles           Erwin Leader vs. Christopher
Bardgett                                                           [6-1, 6-2]


Men’s Open Doubles          Jenson Bascome/Gavin Manders vs.
Alex Cooper/Jack Keyes                 [6-4, 6-3]


Ladies’ Open Doubles        Tara Lambert/Jacklyn Lambert vs.
Catherine Cooke/Ciara Svenson     [6-0,


Mixed Open Doubles          Tara Lambert/Jenson Bascome vs.
Gavin Manders/Jacklyn Lambert    [6-2,


Ladies Senior Doubles        Gill Butterfield/Sarah Cook vs.
Elin Daniels/Cheryl Green                         [6-0,

N.B. Winner underlined

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