Into Second Round
NICOSIA, 2 June 2009 - A total of six
games were played on Tuesday in the first day of tennis
in the men and women’s events.
Home favourite Photos Kallias made light work of Hector
Hormigo Herrera’s challenge beating the Andorran in
straight sets 6-1, 6-1. He will now take on
Liechtenstein’s Jirka Lokaj in the quarterfinals.
Kallias’ compatriot Filippos Tsangarides also had a
successful afternoon as he beat Gian-Carlo Besimo of
Liechtenstein 2-1 (4-6, 6-3, 6-0) to set up a
quarterfinal meeting with Monaco’s Benjiamin Ballaret.
Andorra’s Poux Gautier easily beat Birkir Gunnarsson of
Iceland 2-0 (6-1, 6-1) and he will now take on Stefano
Galvani of San Marino.
In the women’s event, Louise-Alice Gamparini of Monaco
defeated Cyprus’ Marilena Papadopoulou with 3-0 (6-3,
6-3) victory and she will now face Claudine Schaul of
Elsewhere, Liechtenstein’s Kathinka Von Deichmann
brushed aside Iceland’s Rebekka Petursdottir 2-0 (6-0,
6-0) to set up a quarterfinal meeting against Elaine
Genovese of Malta whilst Genovese’s fellow islander,
Kimberley Cassar, was the easy winner over Cyprus’
Daniella Kyprianidou 2-0 (6-0, 6-2) and she will now
take on Mandy Minella of Luxembourg.