Matthew Asciak, Elaine Genovese crowned Malta champions again
Matthew Asciak and Elaine Genovese were crowned Malta Tennis Champions – the former for the 12th consecutive time and the latter for the 8th time.
Asciak won the title for the first time as a 15 year old in 2005, made it a record 12 consecutive title, beating his parents’ record – that of Gordon Asciak and Helen nee Degiorgio.
On the way to the final Asciak overcame V.Schaller, B De Laat, B. Carlotti and Denzil Aguis in the semi-final.
16 year old Miguel Galea, Malta U-18 champion, faced his coach in the final. To book his place in his first Malta Open, Miguel defeated Mark Gatt, Matthew Griscti, Ben Farrugia and Omar Suzuka.
Asciak dominated the final against Galea who is still young and inexperienced with the score of 6-0 6-0.
Elaine Genovese won the title for the first time in 2007 and this was her 8th title. Genovese overpowered Emma Mallia and Brenda Galea to make it to the final. Genovese faced 13 year old Russian based in Malta, Alina Shcherbinina.
Alina defeated Krysta Dimech to face Genovese in the final. Elaine was too consistent and experienced for Alina and won the final 6-2 6-3.
In the Men’s doubles final Matthew Asciak/Bradley Callus retained their title. They were awarded a walk over in the final against Miguel Galea/Omar Suzuka. Suzuka was unwell.
The presentation was held on court no.1 at the Marsa Sports Club. The President of the Malta Tennis Federation, Dr David Farrugia Sacco, together with the chairman of the Marsa Sports Club, Godwin Borg, presented the trophies to the winners.
The Malta Open was sanctioned by the MTF, organised by the Marsa Sports Club and sponsored by Gatorade.
Malta champion Matthew Asciak