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Last Saturday August 16th, the Casa de Campo community rallied together for the Fundación MIR, and while some only made an appearance at the dinner-dance, others started the day much earlier…
For the tennis playing community of Casa de Campo (as well as the many tireless volunteers and photographers), the Fundación MIR Family Weekend started bright and early at the La Terraza tennis centre with an energetic and surprisingly competitive tennis tournament.
The tennis tournament was part of the annual Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life event, celebrated this past Saturday the 15th of August which also included a golf tournament, as well as a dinner-dance gala on Minitas Beach. For a lots of photos and more coverage of this wonderful philanthropic event, click here!
The tournament hosted by the Fundación MIR was co-ordinated by Emilio Vasquez, Casa de Campo Director of Tennis and was played in a round robin format in 3 categories: men, women and youth. A tennis clinic for the younger children also took place at the La Romana Country Club, with the best little tennis players being awarded medals for the efforts!
In addition to being an the forefront of the event organization, Lyanne Azqueta, Executive Director of the Fundación MIR, also competed alongside Casa de Campo’s lovely tennis ladies.
And so at the end of a heated morning, the champions and sub-champions of the tennis tournament were decided – but had to wait until the dinner-dance celebrated later that night at Minitas Beach to be awarded their trophies.
The winners of the 2014 Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life tennis tournament were as follows:
Results – Fundación MIR Family Weekend Tennis Tournament
Masculine Doubles Round Robin
Champion: Eron Guillermo
Runner Up: Diego Sánchez de Leon
Feminine Doubles Round Robin
Champion: Idarmis de Velázquez
Runner Up: Leonor Dao
8 years-old and over (Juvenile)
Champion: Alex Zambelli
Runner Up: Bosco Sánchez de Leon
Under 7 years-old (clinics)
Special medals for: Cosme Sánhez de Leon, Augusto Zambelli and Lyanne Azqueta
Congratulations to all who took part and supported this great cause!
The following collection of photos were taken by Alejandro Heredia at the La Terraza Tennis Center in Casa de Campo:
The 37th annual Casa de Campo International Tennis Tournament will be played at the La Terraza Tennis Center in Casa de Campo from the 28th to the 31st of August. Click here for more details!