LIMA, Peru — It wasn’t a good experience for Bahamian tennis player Baker Newman in the second round of men’s singles as the 18th Pan American Games continued on Tuesday in Lima, Peru.
In less than an hour, Argentina’s Guido Andreozzi dispatched of him 6-0 and 6-1.
After the match, Newman acknowledged being overmatched.
“He is a real good player, the best I’ve met up to this point in my career. He just had an answer for everything. We (Newman and Justin Roberts) have him in doubles. It’s different with doubles though, he’s (Andreozzi) not coming at you all the time,” said Newman.
The doubles match was scheduled for later on Tuesday at the Club Lawn Tennis venue, around 7 p.m. ( 8 p.m. in The Bahamas).
Whatever the doubles match result, and despite the love and one loss to Andreozzi, Newman said just being at the continental level has been quite satisfying.
“To play in the Pan Am Games is huge. I lost to the second seed but I won a match (6-2 and 6-2 against Luis Miralles of El Salvador). It has been rewarding for me,” said Newman.
He is into his fifth year representing The Bahamas, and at 23, likely will be selected many more times.
Tennis has been a good draw. It’s an exciting atmosphere at the Club Lawn Tennis venue.