Barbados No.2 player Haydn Lewis says he is ready for this weekend’s appointment with the Dominican Republic in their high-profile Group 1 Davis Cup tennis clash.
Lewis, whose reverse singles victory over Mexico’s Lucas Gomez (2-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3) was pivotal in securing promotion for Barbados to Group 1 in the America’s zone last September, is just back from Florida where he was in training with the assistance of Massy United Insurance.
The left-hander will be in action on Saturday in the doubles, teaming with No.1 player Darian King. Other members of the squad are Seanon Williams and Russell Moseley and King and Williams will play the opening singles on Friday.
In between a hectic practice schedule, Lewis took time on Thursday to visit the offices of Massy United Insurance where he was formally presented with his latest package of sponsorship support for his training programme.
“Through the assistance of Massy United Insurance, I was able to spend the last seven weeks in Florida, training with my coach Guillermo Rivas, and I want to sincerely thank them for their support,” said Lewis.
Senior marketing specialist at Massy United Insurance, Karen Richards, said her company was proud to support Lewis and tennis on the island and urged him to continue to improve his game and to do Barbados proud.
Barbados are unbeaten at home in their last four Davis Cup encounters over the past two years, and though it is a special achievement to qualify for Group 1, both Lewis and King are fully aware that it is likely to be their sternest test at the hard courts of the National Tennis Centre.
“We will be taking our best game to the courts and we want all of Barbados to come out and support us,” Lewis said.