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The 41st International Tennis Tournament is underway with over 200 players signed up! Singles and doubles matches are going on now through 5:00pm this afternoon. The Mexican Mauricio Ramírez defeated the Dominican Manuel Herrera in the inaugural match yesterday, August 30th, at the La Terraza Tennis Center. The match, corresponding to the men’s C-2 category, ended with a score of 8-0.
The Casa de Campo International Tennis Tennis Cup Tournament was founded by Italian-Dominican businessman Vincenzo Mastrolilli in 1978 and since then has been held uninterruptedly thanks to the efforts of Casa de Campo Resort and the Central Romana Corporation.
The opening ceremony began with the words of the master of ceremonies welcoming all the players and spectators along with a parade of the ball boys (boleritos), who lined up in the central court followed by the notes of the national anthem. Matías Territoriale, director of Tennis at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, presented the Casa de Campo Cup, to be played in the Men’s Open category, to Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg, president of Casa de Campo, who was accompanied by María Malstrolilli, wife of Vincenzo Mastrolilli, founder of the tournament and Larry Tuck, director of Operations of Casa de Campo. Pichardo Rosenberg thanked everybody for their support to this tournament which has become a tradition in Casa and made the first serve which was returned by Mrs. Mastrolilli
Don’t miss seeing Casa de Campo community members, resort pros and international players battle it out on the 41st Casa de Campo International Tennis Tournament! Players from Costa Rica, the Ukraine, Guatemala, Colombia, Great Britain, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, the USA and more are all excited to play. The singles matches will continue today and Saturday and as well as the first doubles games. The La Terraza Tennis Center will also host a dinner on Saturday night for the players and the finals will be held on Sunday, August 2nd, starting at 9:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will start at 2:00 p.m.
The tournament is sponsored by the Central Romana Corporation, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Bank of Progress-American Express, Scotiabank and Brugal & Co.
View more photos of the 41st International Tennis Tournament welcome cocktail taken by Mairobi Herrera on Thursday, August 30th at La Terraza:
41st International Tennis Tournament Schedule
Friday, August 31st:
9:00a.m. — 5:00p.m. Matches continue
Saturday, September 1st:
9:00a.m. Matches continue
Sunday, September 2nd:
9:00a.m. Match finals
2:00p.m. Awards Ceremony at La Terraza