Santosh Gorawar and Nagesh Naik marched into the quarter finals of the presently ongoing Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Open 2017 tournament. The Men’s Single category witnessed Santosh Gorawar convincingly defeated Manoj Pandey (4-0, 4-1) to secure his place in the championship. While Nagesh Naik overpowered Deepak (4-0, 4-1) in straight sets to make it to the quarter finals.
Initially, Glen D’silva got the better of Max Chandra in the Veteran Singles category (2-4, 4-2, 4-0) but failed to sustain his spot after engaging in an intense battle with Suresh Kadam (4-2, 1-4, 4-2) where Suresh won the battle in the Veteran Singles category. The fans saw Noel Noronha untroubled as he defeated M. N. Chakrawrthy (4-2, 4-0) to make it through the next round in the Veteran Singles category. In the Mixed Doubles category the pairing of Nagesh Naik and Simran Khan handed a (4-0, 4-1) victory over Deepak Nahak and Anudnya Vernekar to cap off the morning session.
The evening session saw the commencement of the finals U-12 Girls category played out. Budding players Jaya Bhatia and Sim
ran Bundela took to the courts to play the finals amidst cheers from their fellow players and family. Simran Bundela had the edge over Jaya Bhatia with (4-2, 4-1) respectively. Whereas Nitsa Murthy shone alongside Rutuja Prabhudessai (4-1, 4-1) to progress to the semi-finals in the Ladies Singles and U-16 Girls category. Ibtisam Sheikh engaged in a thrilling battle for victory over Anushka Singhee (4-0, 4-0) in the U-16 Girls category. Nehal Sheikh went down to Saiel Gajinkar (6-0) progressing to the Finals alongside Dattaraj Rama Naik in the U-12 boys category.
Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Open 2017 commenced with a total of 133 entries coming in across 10 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.
Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Open 2017 will be an annual fixture on the state’s tennis calendar. Spread over eight days, matches are scheduled between 7am and 10am in the morning and between 4pm and 10pm in the evening. The finals will be held on the 29th of January 2017.