Finals In Tennis
NICOSIA, 4 June 2009 -
Monaco and Liechtenstein are already celebrating in the
tennis event after both nations are guaranteed the gold
medal in the men and womenís event respectively.
menís event, two Monaco players, Games number one
Jean-Rene Lisnard) and Games number three Benjiamin
Balleret, made it to the final with Lisnard defeating
Liechtensteinís Jirka Lokaj 2-0 (6-0, 6-3) and Balleret
beating number two Stefano Galvani of San Marino 2-0
third game of the second set and with the score at 1-1,
Galvani had experienced some problems with his contact
lense but still decided to play on.
semifinal losers have both been awarded the bronze medal
as there is no third place playoff final in tennis.
womenís event will also be a home affair as Luxembourg
secured two players in the final for the gold medal.
number one Mandy Minella had defeated Liechtensteinís
Marina Novac 2-0 (6-2, 6-1) and Claudine Schaul beat
Louise-Alice Gabarini of Monaco 2-0 (6-3, 6-3).
and Gabarini were also both awarded the bronze medal.