Everything was easy for Coach Vela: at Parioli the brothers Fausto and Giorgio Tabacco were decisive


By John

Important away success for Coach Vela Messina, who won 5-1 on the red clay courts of Tc Parioli, thus confirming the favorable predictions of the day before.
The Peloritani have practically left crumbs to the Capitoline players, last in the ranking, so much so that the only point that the hosts have included in the scoreboard concerns the withdrawal of Julian Ocleppo, still not in perfect physical condition, which has left the green light for Milan Zekic.
For the rest, Fausto Tabacco he immediately took his team forward, easily beating Pietro Rondoni 6-2, 6-1. The other two singles are, however, more balanced and both end in the third set.
Austrian Gerlad Melzer struggled quite a bit to break Gabriele Vulpitta’s resistance after three and a half hours of play. The local player wins the opening set and holds until 4-4 in the second, only to collapse at a distance under the blows of a rediscovered Melzer, who gives him a partial score of eight games to one.
In the following match, Giorgio Tabacco overcomes the combative Rainer Teo Masera, putting a mortgage on the success for captain Francesco Caputo’s team.
The safety comes from Fausto and Giorgio Tabacco, fresh from Saturday’s success in the doubles tournament at the ITF 25,000 in Santa Margherita di Pula, who dispatched Vulpitta and Masera without hesitation with a double 6-2.
Melzer and the specialist Fernando Romboli finally overcome the pair of Zekic and Rondoni in the super tie break for the final 5-1.
Coach Vela Messina who therefore remains at the top of group 2 of the A1 men’s team tennis championship, arm in arm with Selva Alta Vigevano, who, in the other match of the 3rd day, defeated 4 to 2 Tc Pistoia.
Next Sunday the people of Messina will remain on the sidelines, as the match in Pistoia has been postponed to Wednesday 8 November.

Tc Parioli-Ct Vela Messina 1-5

F. Tobacco b. Swifts 6-2, 6-1; Zekic b. Ocleppo (rit.); Melzer b. Vulpitta 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1; F. Tobacco b. Masera 6-3, 5-7, 6-1; F. Tabacco-G. Tobacco b. Vulpitta Masera 6-2, 6-2; Romboli-Melzer b. Zekic-Rondoni 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-5.
Results: Tc Parioli-Ct Vela 1-5; Selva Alta-Tc Pistoia 4-2.
Classification: Ct Vela and Selva Alta 7; Tc Pistoia 3; Tc Parioli 0.
Next round: Selva Alta-Tc Parioli (29 October); Tc Pistoia-Ct Vela (8 November).