The fifth edition of the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020 commenced with the veteran’s category at the blue courts of the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Miramar, Goa.
The state level tournament started with the doubles pairing of Anirudh Kore and Vijay Mangaonkar taking on Swapnil B and Anupam Raja in the 90+ category. Anirudh Kore and Vijay Mangaonkar won the game comfortably 6-3. On their way to the quarter finals Vinayak Gujarati and Bhushan won against Raghu Merwade and GK Thadi with a scoreline 6-0. In the Men’s Veteran 55+ category, Bhushan Akut defeated Vijay Desai with a scoreline 6-0. Other winners on the day were Pradeesh Saxena and Kiran Vyas against Vishwanath Hiremath and Kuragodi Veerna with a score 6-2 followed by Rajaram Kundaikar and Sadguru against Amol Atigre and Sachin Gandhi with a score 6-1.
Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020 commenced with over 250 entries coming in across sixteen categories. The tournament is being organized by Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Goa’s first tennis club in partnership with Goa State Tennis Association (GSTA) and Gadre Premium Seafood.
Gadre Gaspar Dias Open has been an annual fixture on the state’s tennis calendar. Spread over nine days, matches are scheduled between 7.00am and 10.00pm in the evening. The veteran’s finals will be on the 26 th of January. The open and junior categories will conclude on 2 nd February 2020. The tournament matches are open to spectators and tennis fans. The organizers have created an exciting atmosphere for spectators and audiences with music and snack stalls on the sidelines of the blue tennis courts.