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Amici di Boston Tennis Tournament a Big Hit

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.

Stefano Salimbeni raises the first "Amici di Boston" Cup

Stefano Salimbeni raises the first “Amici di Boston” Cup

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.

Stefano Salimbeni has his pressure checked by Dr. Federica Del Monte before the final showdown.

Stefano Salimbeni has his pressure checked by Dr. Federica Del Monte before the final showdown.

Stefano Salimbeni and Maurizio Voi shake hands after a hard-fought match.

Stefano Salimbeni and Maurizio Voi shake hands after a hard-fought match.

Left to right: Giuliano Rubini (organizer) Charles Guttman, Stefano Salimbeni, Maurizio Voi — a host of future tennis champions.

Left to right: Giuliano Rubini (organizer) Charles Guttman, Stefano Salimbeni, Maurizio Voi — a host of future tennis champions.

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