The first day of the Liverpool Hope University Tennis Tournament kicked off with our local qualifiers taking on top ATP and WTA players in the initial rounds of the round-robin exhibition event. The Liverpool crowd was then thoroughly entertained by an epic marathon legends match with Robert Kendrick just pipping Guillermo Canas 17-15 in the final set tie-break.
Day 1 Results:
Corrina Dentoni (ITA) bt Ellie Aldrich (GBR) 6-0 6-1
Marcus Willis (GBR) bt Adam Jones (GBR) 6-2 6-3
Robert Kendrick (USA) bt Guillermo Canas (ARG) 4-6 6-4 17-15
Steve Darcis (BEL) / Corrina Dentoni (ITA) bt Polona Hecog (SLO) / Barry Cowan (GBR) 3-6