Day 1 of Davis Cup action kicked off today. Bahamian Philip Major met Shakir Elvin from Antigua. This one would be the 2nd time they match up in Davis Cup action. The first time was in 2018 where Phillip won in 2 sets 6-4, 6-3. This time it would be much improved with Philip allowing only one game in the 1st set. In the second set he won 6-3 to win the match.
In Rubber #2 Baker Newman from The Bahamas faced the #1 from Antigua, Jody Mangiley. Baker like Philip saw his opponent before in 2018 where Baker won in two sets 7-5, 7-5. Baker would not be able to repeat that win and lost in two sets 1-6, 3-6.
It then moved onto doubles to decide the winner of the matchup. In doubles, Coach Marvin Rolle teamed up Baker and Philip for The Bahamas. This pairing was very successful as the team quieted Antigua in the 1st set 6-1. In the second set Antigua would work harder but lost to the magic of Baker and Philip 6-3. The Bahamas has an early win in their column!
The Bahamas Team consists of Baker Newman Philip Major Jr., Justin Lunn, Donte Armbrister and Coach Marvin Rolle.
The Team has a rest day tomorrow and will face host country Costa Rica onWednesday. The two countries faced each other in the playoffs match last year with the match decided in a close doubles.
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Philip, Baker and Team Bahamas on obtaining the first day win. They will continue on in round
robin play against Costa Rica, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. We wish them well!