The Bahamas Fed Cup team put on a strong performance yesterday on the clay courts in Lima, Peru, sweeping team Barbados.
In the opening singles match of the day, Danielle Thompson set the bar high, defeating Melena Lopez 6-0, 6-0.
“I went out there anxious to get all the nerves out and just did what I had to do from there,” Thompson said. “In the first set, I came out aggressive and was pretty much able to dictate the action. In the second set, she got off to a quick start, but I was able to adjust and put my foot back on the gas. I look forward to a rest day tomorrow before we go up against Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.”
Next up, player-coach Kerrie Cartwright took down Tangia Riley-Codrington in two sets, 6-0, 6-0.
“I think was a really good matchup for us,” she said. “Danielle got us off to a good start and Sydney (Clarke) and Sierra (Donaldson) looked good in the doubles. All in all, it was a good day for the team, and we look forward to the next opponent.”
In doubles action, Clarke and Donaldson teamed up to take down Cloe Weekes and Melena Lopez.
The team will be in action again on Friday against Trinidad and Tobago.