Mark Gatt continues positive run at senior tour

Last week Mark participated in a Grade 1 tournament held at the British Indoor championships in Dudley, in the UK.

Staff Reporter
9 February 2015, 11:56am
British indoor championships (from left) Mark Hadley, Mark Gatt, Timur Shadiev and Paul Livesi
British indoor championships (from left) Mark Hadley, Mark Gatt, Timur Shadiev and Paul Livesi
He had a good and fruitful tournament reaching the quarterfinals in both the singles and men’s doubles.

In his last 16 match in singles he played James Thomas of Great Britain. Mark had the better start winning the first set 6/4. James won the second set 6/4 and was leading 3/1 in the final set. Mark didn’t give up and won four straight games to lead 5/3. Mark held serve at 5/4 to win the match 6/4 4/6 6/4.

In the doubles Mark and his partner for the week Paul Livesi won 7/5 6/2 after Mark had to serve to stay in the first set at 4/5. In the doubles quarterfinals Mark faced the number 1 seeds Timur Shadiev and Mark Hadley who played exceptionally well to win 6/1 6/2 in the quarterfinals.

In the singles quarterfinals Mark lost to Anthony Perkings of Great Britain 6/3 6/2.

His results in this tournament have enabled Mark to rise another 15 places in singles to no 45 in the ITF seniors world rankings and six places in doubles to no 16 in the ITF seniors world rankings. Thanks also to his good week in La Magna, in Spain he is also ranked no 16 in mixed doubles 035.

In a statement Mark thanked his sponsors Living Well of the Hilton for their continuous support.