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IC of GB v Puente Romano

IC of GB v Puente Romano

IC of GB v Puente Romano 

Venue : Royal Marrakesh Tennis Club, Morocco

Date : 1st – 4th Dec 2022

IC of GB Team : Johnny Barr (Captain) , Shaun Leleu , Jim May , Mark Loosemore , Gary Drake


Matches against our good friends at Puente Romano are always magical, but none more so than this year as we were invited to play our annual fixture in Marrakesh. Due to the pandemic the annual match between Puente Romano and Royal Marrakesh Tennis Club was postponed so we were asked if we’d mind making it a tri angular away in Marrakesh, it was so good that it may just have to become an annual fixture!! The kind hospitality shown by the Royal Marrakesh team was simply fabulous.

With 3 teams and so many matches each team captain agreed a shortened format with the first to 9 games with a mix of singles and doubles, quite sensible considering that Marrakesh is still warm in December.

Puente Romano we as strong as ever boasting an ex Wimbledon Champion in Pat Cash and several other ex ATP pros, with Royal Marrakesh Tennis Club fielding 1 ex Moroccan international and 1 current Junior International.

On behalf of the IC of GB we extended an invite to both teams to visit and play us in the UK so we could repay their kind hospitality and welcome. Special mention must be made of Shaun Leleu (Managing Director of Puente Romano & IC of GB) for his kind hosting and great organisation of this most fabulous match in the most magical of settings. Without such hospitality and hand of friendship these trips can never be possible.

IC of GB Match Manager Johnny Barr


Match Final Standings

1st Puente Romano : 6 rubbers

2nd IC of GB : 4 rubbers

3rd Royal Marrakesh TC : 1 rubber


Match Scores

Johnny Barr / Gary Drake beat Patrick Noben / Hannouch Salah (Royal Marrakesh) : 9-5

Jim May lost to Sergio Perez (Puente Romano) : 8-9

Mark Loosemore beat Santi Godfrid (Puente Romano) : 9-8

Jim May beat Hannouch Salah (Royal Marrakesh) : 9-5

Shaun Leleu / Gary Drake lost to Sergio Gomez Barrio / Pat Cash (Puente Romano) : 7-9

Mark Loosemore lost to Marco Cataldi ( Royal Marrakesh) : 5-9

Johnny Barr / Shaun Leleu lost to Sergio Gomez Barrio / Santi Godfrid (Puente Romano) : 7 -9

Jim May / Gary Drake beat Pat Cash / Sergio Perez (Puente Romano) : 9-6


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