Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gallant effort but Bahamas Davis Cup team fall short to Haiti


Carey and Lunn, the two rookies who won their Davis Cup debut in the first match in doubles against Aruba on Thursday, lost in their second doubles encounter 6-4, 6-2 to the team of Eduardo Pavia-Suarez and Jose Perdomo.

Against Haiti on Saturday, Mullings lost 6-3, 7-6 (6) to Joel Allen, while Rolle suffered a 6-3, 7-6 (9) defeat at the hands of Oliver Sajous.

Mullings and Rolle then played the doubles match, losing 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to Allen and Sajous.

"We played well," Rolle stated. "The first set of matches were not as tough, but when we played Haiti and Puerto Rico, we had a really tough time.

"Against Haiti, me and Devin lost in tie breakers, but we didn't pull it through. Against Puerto Rico, Devin had a tough match, but he lost in the tie breaker.

"In my singles match, I didn't play that well. It was just one of those days when nothing went your way. We just have to get ready for next year."

The team, captained by John Farrington, had to replace Grand Bahamian Timothy Neilly with Carey Jr. just before they departed for Puerto Rico. Neely, a resident of Miami, was advised by his doctor not to play in the tie because of a heart problem he experienced. Rolle said despite not having Neilly on the squad, Carey Jr fitted in quite well.

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