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Tennis: 2018 Cayman Cup cancelled as tournament eyes spring months, better competition

One of Cayman’s only professional tournaments, The Cayman Cup will not return in 2018.

In speaking with Tournament Director Karl Hale, he said the decision, which was made at the end of the 2017, came down to a combination of the timing, plus the desire to improve the field and attract better players.

“We ran into a lot of trouble with rain in October. We figured May and June is a better window to get players from different academy’s in the US and Canada to come down to make the event. We want to have more people in the event, have a stronger player field in the event so we can get a higher grade of players in the future.”

Hale added the Cayman Cup will return in 2019.

“We didn’t choose to take the year off. When we made the decision after the event, you have to wait a year based on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) calendar.”

In 2017, fourteen year-old American Madison Sieg won her first ITF title defeating Australia’s Madison Bishop 6-1, 6-2 in the Under-18 Girls division, while Japan’s Shintaro Mochizuka defeated Keshav Chopra of the United States 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in the Under-18 Boys division.

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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