Tennis referee banned for life for match-fixing

The London-based agency said Zeferino “manipulated” the points entered into his electronic scoring device at the 2020 ITF M15 event, contributing to “guaranteed wins” for those best on those points.

The ITIA added that Zeferino did not dispute the allegations and admitted his behavior in an interview.

He will no longer be allowed to referee any tennis competition authorized or sanctioned by any international tennis governing body or national association.