History was made (and repeated) at the 2nd Gargyle x United Bamboo SMASH! Tennis Challenge on Saturday, June 18th. Onlookers, friends and fans stayed cool under the sun and heat of the competition as they OOH-ed and AAH-ed, cheered and hi-fived, all while throwing back some Vita Coco and treats from the neighboring Hester Street Fair.
After an intense day of grueling competition, the final match came down to our very own Gargyle-Zilla and Boris & Venus. In the end, Boris & Venus pulled through a win in straight sets and were crowned the victors of the tournament once again–Congratulations! A HIP HIP HOORAY also goes out to *HB* Collaborative, whom fans voted “Best Dressed” in their all black ensembles accessorized with romantical red roses. SMASH! was a big hit once again and we’re already counting down the days until next year’s event (watch your back, Boris & Venus!)
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to participate and to support the teams, as well as the folks from Vita Coco, Hester Street Fair, Melt Bakery, Macaron Parlour (still salivating over those special SMASH! edition macaron ice cream sandwiches), and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Also, special thanks to Naoto Ono for this super awesome tournament video! Check it out: