TC Parioli 1906 has successfully defended the Centenary Tennis Clubs Winners’ Group title after a busy weekend at RC Polo in Barcelona.
Four teams took part in the final rounds of the competition in which the defending champions were joined by the winners of the previous year’s senior groups. Fitzwilliam LTV 1877 of Ireland also took a spot alongside the hosts and RCT Barcelona 1899 after TC Géneve pulled out of the competition.
Each of the ties consisted of nine matches including senior men’s and women’s doubles, plus mixed doubles.
The competition began on a sunny Saturday where the TC Parioli was able to edge to a nailbiting 5-4 win over the host team RC Polo, 5-4. The second semi-final saw the RCTB 1899 defeat the Irish team 6-3.
On the final day, the competition got an early start and was able to finish before some unseasonal rainstorms arrived in Barcelona. The defending champions beat the RCTB 1899 6-3, while Fitzwilliam claimed third place as the host club suffered another 5-4 defeat. The winning team of TC Parioli was comprised of Ugo Biagganti, M. Ribbechi, Eduardo Mazza, Luigi Scuderi Daniela Cigna, Elisabetta Morici and Francesca Todaro.
The social side of the Competition saw a bike ride around the Barcelona night and an official dinner at the RC Polo.