On Sunday, July 7th, the finals of Biesterbos Open 2013 were played. It was a warm and very sunny day, which made it comfortable for spectators to watch at Tennis Club Bakkum. Four finals were played, starting at 10:30 AM. One thing was clear after this day: from the winners, we can expect a lot in the future!
The girls doubles between Herazo Gonzalez/Perez Garcia (COL) and Barzo/Stollar (HUN) was a real thriller. Barzo/Stollar won the first set, but lost the initiative in the second set which was won by Herazo Gonzalez/Perez Garcia who celebrated every point they won; “Vale vale, Vamos!’”. A super-tie break had to decide who the winner would be. At 7-6 in favour of Herazo Gonzalez/Perez Garcia it was the first time in the whole match that they had the leading score. At 9-7 they had two matchpoints, but Barzo/Stollar were able to get back to 9-9. From then on both teams were careful with their strokes and a extremely long rally was played and won by Herazo Gonzalez/Perez Garcia. The Colombian couple took their third matchpoint by finishing off a smash.
The Colombian girls: ‘VAMOS’
In the girls singles final, Ivana Jorovic and Jill Belen Teichmann faced each other for the title. Teichmann was the stronger one in the first 6 games and put the score at 4-2. However, the fierce Jorovic increased her concentration and improved her strokes, fighting back to 4-4. The following games went in even step with some beautiful groundstrokes. Jorovic made less unforced errors than her opponent and also used a better tactic. She won the set with 6-4. In the second set, it seemed Jorovic was only warmed up now, winning several games in a row. At 5-2 Jorovic had 1 matchpoint, but Teichmann hadn’t given up yet: 5-3 and at serve next game. Nevertheless, Jorovic already felt too close to her victory and decided with 6-3. With this title, she has now won 3 tournaments in a row, and thus 20 matches in a row.
Ivana Jorovic: winner of Girls Singles 2013
The two teammates Marc Polmans and Oliver Anderson got through to the boys singles final and thus were standing in front of each other at the centre court, as in any other training session. For a stand full of spectators Anderson won the first set with 6-1. Anderson played the same tennis as he had done the whole week: unbelievably calm, but really the best of the game. One of his obvious weapons in this match was his dropshot, time after time amazing the spectators. In the second set, Polmans tried to keep up with the level Anderson was playing, only one service-break behind on his teammate. However, Anderson didn’t show any nerves, didn’t change his game and made it look like ‘another day at the office’. If Polmans wouldn’t have been this mentally strong, Anderson would have won the second set easier than he did now (6-4). The coach of both players should be proud of these two great players.
Oliver Anderson: such calmness while playing great tennis
In the boys doubles final, the duo Muller/Munar Clar was playing against the duo Calvo Eman/Barroso Campos. In the first set, the games were won in even step, but the Spanish duo increased their play in the last several games: 7-5. In the second set, the games were won in even step as well, but now Mullar/Munar Clar were one step ahead everytime and won with 7-5. As in the girls doubles, the boys doubles had to be decided in a super tie-break. It was an exciting moment of the match, but the better points were played on the side of Muller/Munar Clar, who won the match with 10-6.
As Biesterbos Open Commissie, we want to thank everyone who has participated, helped or attended at the tournament. Because of you, we can go on! We all hope to see you again next year! Cheers!