Friday, March 1, 2024

Female team off to Fed Cup


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 THE MEN aren’t the only ones making tennis history.
For the first time since 2008 Barbados will be contesting the Fed Cup as the women’s side left for Puerto Rico this weekend to compete in Group II of the Americas Zone.
Led by non-playing captain Richele LeSaldo, the team comprises the overseas-based Ancia Ifill and talented local teens Melena Lopez, Kiana Marshall and Cherise Slocombe.
The competition features 12 teams in total, including top seeds Guatemala, Chile, Peru and Uruguay, split into four groups of three under an initial round robin format.
The winners of those pools will advance to play knockout rubbers to decide which two teams will advance to Group I of the Americas Zone next year.
On the men’s side, Barbados are set to host Mexico from September 12 to 14 in the Group II final, where they will be playing for their first ever Group I berth. (JM)


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