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International tennis tourney concludes in Imphal

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 23, 2018 10:18 pm
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The title winners of the 5-day Imphal-ITF senior grade 4 tennis tournament posing for a group photo with Administrator Jarnail Singh of Manipur University on the concluding day in Imphal on Fri. Nov. 23. (EM Images)

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Imphal, Nov. 23 (EMN): The five-day Imphal-ITF senior grade 4 tennis tournament 2018, organised by the Manipur Tennis Association (MATA) under the supervision of All India Tennis Federation at tennis court of Officers’ Club, Lamphelpat in Manipur’s Imphal West district concluded on Fri. Nov. 23.

Administrator Jarnail Singh of Manipur University attended the closing function of the tournament as the chief guest. Former chief secretary and Director General State academy of Training O Nabakishore and Commissioner T Panmei who is the president of MATA also attended the closing and prize distribution function wherein administrator Jarnail Singh who had earlier served as the state’s chief secretary distributed the winning trophies and cash prizes to the players.

The tournament started on Nov. 19 with the active participation of around 80 tennis players including many seeded players from many parts of the country. They competed in three categories men’s 35 singles, 45 singles and 55 singles competitions.

Tennis player from Manipur Tuleswar Singh Thongbam defeated Karan Kulwant Singh to win the men’s single title in 45 years singles competition this morning. Tuleswar beat Hatinder Panwar in the semi-finals.

In the men’s singles final clash for above 35 years category, Dilip Mohanty who beat Syed Zaidi in the semi-final, defeated Kannan Sethu in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 to win the title while Rajan Beri won the men’s single title in 55 years singles competition. In the final match played this morning, Rajan Beri beat Sharad Tak 6-4, 6-3.

In the doubles competition of the tournament, Dilip Mohanty and Bal Krishnan Bhatia emerged above 35 years men’s doubles champions while the doubles title for above 45 years category went to Thongbam Tuleshor and Kulwant Singh in their final matches on Thursday.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 23, 2018 10:18:29 pm