The first edition of “Amici di Boston” tennis Tournament came to a close on Saturday, July 13, with a well-rounded 6-0 victory by Bostoniano’s very own Stefano Salimbeni. Maurizio Voi conceded defeat in an all-italian final match played at the MIT tennis club in Cambridge.The organizers of the 8-player direct elimination challenge were also all Italian. The tournament was open to contenders of all nationalities.
“It is a way to create a sense community,” said chief organizer Giuliano Rubini who, ran the show from the beginning and concluded by hosting a well attended award cerimony barbecue dinner by the pool in his family home in Medford.
Rubini who was also a contender in the tournament, but had the misfortune to encounter Salimbeni in the first round and lose an honorable 6-3 game to him, hopes to see double the number of people — on the court and at the party — in the next edition, which will probably take place indoors between Thanksgiving and Christmas.