Over 150 players took part in the final tournament of the year - Beach Tennis Extravaganza - celebrated in Puerto Rico last weekend December, 13 to 15, 2019.
2850$ prize money was divided among all categories: Open, Advanced, Intermediate, and 40 Plus.
The matches were played at St. Regis Beach Resort in beautiful Rio Grande. As expected, it was warm and sunny over the weekend.
Luis Santiago, the Manager of the tournament and IFBT Puerto Rico President, comments: "It was a great success! The athletes competed in the most exclusive and beautiful facilities of Puerto Rico!"
Traditionally, we are happy to welcome all the players and thank them for their participation and to congratulate the medalists and the winners:
1st Javier Mendez (PRI) / Gabriel Montilla (PRI)
2nd Luis M. Reyes (PRI) / Hiram Ramos (PRI)
3rd Luis Rentas (PRI) / Juliano Rodriguez (PRI)
3rd Vladimir Helmut (PRI) / Ali Colmenares (VEN)
1st Bianca Gonzalez (PRI) / Marie Noguera (PRI)
2nd Beatriz De Jesus (PRI) / Lillian Montalvo (PRI)
3rd Sara Ramirez (PRI) / Milagros Lopez (PRI)
3rd Odette Preston (PRI) / Patricia Trelles (PRI)
1st Winston Ruiz (PRI) / Javier Mendez Sr. (PRI)
2nd Hector Sola (PRI) / Hector Sola Jr. (PRI)
3rd Rolando Ramos (PRI) / Eric Baez (PRI)
3rd Francisco Perez (PRI) / Alex Perez (PRI)
1st Marie Nogueras (PRI) / Edgardo San Antonio (PRI)
2nd Bianca Gonzalez (PRI) / Hiram Ramos (PRI)
3rd Beatriz De Jesus (PRI) / Winston Ruiz (PRI)
3rd Cristina Fierres (PRI) / Jose Plaza (PRI)
1st Tonita Hambleton (PRI) / Yanira Pastor (PRI)
2nd Jennifer Robert (PRI) / Glory Betancourt (PRI)
3rd Mariely Morales (PRI) / Lorna Morla (PRI)
3rd Denisse Jove (PRI) / Camille Jove (PRI)
1st Relin Sosa (PRI) / Joffrey Torres (PRI)
2nd Adriel Irrizary (PRI) / Julian Collazo (PRI)
3rd Angel Morales (PRI) / Tonio Martinez (PRI)
3rd Jose Casal (PRI) / Alberto Molina (PRI)
1st Irene Lockwood (PRI) / Eric Baez (PRI)
2nd Jaidys Rossy (PRI) / Relin Sosa (PRI)
3rd Tatiana Lopez (PRI) / Alfonzo Lopez (PRI)
3rd Mariela Segarra (PRI) / Ignacio Alvarez (PRI)
Women Over 40:
1st Odette Preston (PRI) / Patricia Trelles (PRI)
2nd Beatriz De Jesus (PRI) / Cristina Fierres (PRI)
3rd Carmen Nater (PRI) / Marie Nogueras (PRI)
3rd Lillian Montalvo (PRI) / Lourdes Santiago (PRI)
Men Over 40:
1st Gerald Kleis (PRI) / Luis Rentas (PRI)
2nd Mark Bonfigli (USA) / Matteo Godio (ITA)
3rd Edgardo San Antonio (PRI) / Juan Murueta-Goyena (ESP)
3rd Alfonso Lopez (PRI) / Javier Bravo (PRI)
Well, we finish this season on a positive note, looking forward for new beach tennis adventures in the upcoming one!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!