~ Deepak Nahak and Nagesh Naik progresses to the next round of the men’s singles in Gadre Gasper Dias Open 2018 ~
Goakhabar:It was a gripping day as the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2018 tournament witnessed defending champion Tejas Shevde who was untroubled as he effortlessly defeated Pranay Baheti (4-0,4-0) an inched closer to the Men’s Singles title. Tejas Shevde has won the Men’s Single title for two consecutive years, with his sheer determination, he might take home the title again this year. Where as in the Men’s Singles category Deepak Nahak won against Sanjay Varak in a nail-bitingly close (4-0,4-1) battle.
The evening session saw matches played in the U-12 Boys, Mixed Doubles and Men’s Singles category. In the Under-12 Boys, budding players Nehal Sheikh and Puneet Phadte took to the courts to play amidst cheers from their fellow players and family. Puneet Phadte overpowered Nehal Sheikh with (6-2) to march into the semi-finals. Whereas Amar Bernard and Sophie Chowgule shone against Shaun and Shanaya (4-2, 4-2) to progress to the quarter finals in Mixed Doubles category. In the Men’s Singles, Nagesh Naik battled it out against Anbu (4-1,4-1) and Yenepoya Farhaad edged over Anant Kochar (4-0,4-0) to secure their position.
Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2018 commenced with a total of 160 entries coming in across 14 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 2018 will be an annual fixture on the state’s tennis calendar. Spread over eight days, matches are scheduled between 7.00am and 10.00am in the morning and between 4.00pm and 10.00pm in the evening. The finals will be held on the 4th February 2018.
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.
Day five results:
|Category||Players 1||Player 2||Score|
|Mens Singles||Deepak Nahak||Sanjay Varak||4-0,4-1|
|Mens Singles||Nagesh Naik||Anbu||4-1, 4-1|
|Mens Singles||Yenepoya Farhaad||Ben Craven||4-1,4-1|
|Mens Singles||Yenepoya Farhaad||Anant Kochar||4-0,4-0|
|Mens Singles||Tejas Shevde||Pranay Baheti||4-0,4-0|
|Under-12 Boys||Puneet Phadte||Nehal Sheikh||6-2|
|Under-12 Boys||Dattaraj Naik||Sukhesh Vanket||6-0|
|Under-12 Boys||Amogh Bilgaonkar||Yash Mehta||6-0|
|Mix Doubles||Amar Bernard and Sophie Chowgule||Shaun and Shanaya||4-2,4-2|
Schedule for Day 6: 31st January 2018
Anil Sukhtankar & Adil Salim vs Anant & Anbu
Smiran R Bundela vs Raisa D’Souza
Elanne Monteiro vs Riddhiman Dessai
Samiksha Gajinkar vs Anushka Abhilash
Ibtisam Shaikh vs Sania Loylikar
Nehal Shaikh vs Aditiya
Aaron Monteiro vs Vastav Rivonkar
Aman R Bundela vs Rajendra (Bulu) Godinho
Santosh Gorawar and Nimi vs Anil Sukhtankar and Saumya Sukhdhankar