Altea Hills win first mixed tennis doubles match of new season
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.
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