By Daniel Muñoz Pozo, Head of Communications & Media at Sánchez-Casal Academy.
The nº 1 seed, Roberto Carballés, was proclaimed champion of the Challenger Sánchez-Casal Mapfre, by defeating another Spanish player, Pedro Martínez, by 1/6, 6/3, 6/0.
From the very start, Pedro Martínez, came out looking to be triumphant and there is no doubt that the 6/1 result of the first set reflected this. However, by the second set, Roberto Carballés really started to get into his stride and managed to get the leadership of the points, winning the set by 6/3.
In the final set, the nº 1 seed Carballés imposed his own rhythm with complete consistency from back of the court, allowing him to prevail in the definitive set by 6/0.
The award ceremony was attended by Marisa Sánchez-Vicario, President of the Emilio Sánchez Vicario Foundation; Sergio Casal, co-founder of the Academy and Tournament Director; Miguel Díaz, President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation; Jordi Tamayo, President of the Catalan Tennis Federation; Juan Pedro Perez, First Deputy Mayor of Prat de Llobregat; Ramón Pujol, Sales Manager MAPFRE Catalunya & Baleares, and Lluis García, Sales Manager Peugeot Turycar.
“The academy makes a great effort to organize tournaments, and today we must highlight its important work. For Spanish tennis, it is the final of dreams, with two Spanish players. The tournament has been a great success”, said Miguel Diaz, President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.
The champion Roberto Carballés commented that “I felt at home during this week, which culminated with this important triumph, and I encourage more tournaments of this level to be organized in Spain.”
Sergio Casal, director of the tournament, said that “It has been a very special week for every one of us. A great level of tennis has been seen, and the Academy is proud top have been able to match the effort and delivery with that of the players”.
Sergio Casal and Marisa Sánchez Vicario made special mention of the main sponsor, Mapfre, and gave also noted their great appreciation to the Sales Manager for Catalunya & Baleares, Mr. Ramón Pujol.
In addition to Mapfre as main sponsor, it is worth highlighting the other sponsorship of Locos por la Música and Head; the institutional partners RFET and ATP Challenger Tour; and official partners Peugeot, Global Caps, Leotrón, NH Hotels, Lauretana, Gatorade, Nutrisport, Schweppes, Diputación de Barcelona and El Prat de Llobregat Town Hall.
Daniel Muñoz Pozo
Head of Communications & Media at Sánchez-Casal Academy.