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Top players impress

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, July 13, 2014

FORMER Fiji number one Devashkar Reddy made a brilliant return to centre court winning his opening match at the Courts Nadi Open Tennis Championship at the Nadi Sports Club yesterday.

The University of the South Pacific student breezed past International Tennis Federation scholarship student Lorish Puluspene of Papua New Guinea 6-0, 6-0 in the open singles category.

The other top seeds also won their matches. Annie Shannon defeated Shivneel Chand 6-3, 6-0; Mulan Kamoe beat Sumit Sharma 6-1, 6-4; Shekar Balram downed Lataisi Mwea 6-2, 6-2, while Hillary Kumbwenda defeated Vinda Teally 6-2, 6-0. Raynald Singh upset Terry Rush of the Federated States of Micronesia 6-4, 6-4.

Tournament referee Sachin Reddy said more than 80 players had registered for the three day event.

Sachin said they started off with the social singles events on Friday evening.

"The winners of the main open singles and open doubles categories will have their names engraved on the trophies that they will receive," he said.

"The standard of tennis is high because the categories comprise both male and female players. We adopted this combined format last year to make the events more competitive."

The semi-finals and finals of all the categories will be played today.

Devashkar won the open singles title in 2012 beating Luke Paene of the Solomon Island 6-1, 6-4 in the final.

Tarani Kamoe won it last year beating Rush 2-4, 6-4, 7-6 in the final.





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