Altea Hills win first mixed ten­nis dou­bles match of new sea­son

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Local Sport -

In the first round of mixed dou­bles played at Altea, the JITC (La Sella) first pair of Elaine Lurie and Alan Gibbs won against the Altea first pair Jur­gen Schwartz and Ginna Macherey 6-2 6-1.

How­ever in the se­cond pairs match Fabian Blanco and Marysca Gardeslen from Altea gained vic­tory against Ann Jones and Sergei Kli­menkov 6-4 6-2 , so the match was even af­ter the first round .

In the ladies dou­bles Altea won 6-3 6-4 af­ter a close match but even closer was the men’s game which ended level 5-7 7-5 af­ter both pairs had chances to win .

Altea Hills gained over­all vic­tory by 5 sets to 3. A sports club in Ben­i­tachell has been spon­sored by a com­pany who have opened their new head­quar­ters in the town.

Lo­cal com­pany ‘Ibérica de re­des’ will spon­sor lo­cal ath­letes at sport­ing events such as the run­ning race, the ‘Cir­cuit a Peu de la Ma­rina’, as it passes through the town. Last Fri­day, the pres­i­dent of the Ben­i­tachell Mul­ti­sport club, Juan Zaragozi, and his sec­re­tary, Quico Català, to­gether with the coun­cil­lor for sports, Manolo Se­garra, signed the agree­ment, to­gether with the rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Ibérica de re­des to pro­mote lo­cal ath­letes.

Se­garra was very ex­cited about the spon­sor­ship and stressed the im­por­tance of con­tin­u­ing to pro­mote sport­ing events such as the Cir­cuit a Peu to at­tract sports and healthy tourism.

The Ben­i­tachell Mul­ti­sport Club was founded three years ago in the town. A youth from the town ac­tu­ally won the Cir­cuit a Peu last year, and an­other res­i­dent, Cristina Roselló was also pro­claimed win­ner in her cat­e­gory and se­cond in the over­all women's. In ad­di­tion, the club reached the se­cond po­si­tion in the team clas­si­fi­ca­tion of the re­gional cir­cuit. Suc­cesses apart, the cre­ation of this club has man­aged to stim­u­late the prac­tice of sport in the town since its in­cep­tion. Other sports of­fered by the club in­clude swim­ming, triathlon swim­ming and floor gym­nas­tics.

Ibérica de Re­des sup­plies fi­bre op­tic broad­band to towns and ur­ban­i­sa­tions..

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