Matthew As­ciak, Elaine Gen­ovese crowned Malta cham­pi­ons again

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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

Elaine Gen­ovese

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