Gaokhabar: It was an action-packed day three at the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2018. Goa witnessed a master class performance from Sheetal Bhosle to hand Ajeet Kulkarni a 6-1 drubbing and took home the title of the Men’s Veterans Singles 55+ at the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2018 held at Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Mirama today.
With Tennis enthusiast gathered around the blue courts, the dynamic duo Rajesh and Akhil were engaged in a thrilling battle for supremacy against Kevin and Tari ultimately winning (4-1, 4-2) in the Men’s Veterans Doubles 110+ (Combined age) category. Whereas Rajendra (Bulu) Godinho got the better of Babasaheb (6-1, 6-2) pulling off a dominating win in the Men’s Veterans Singles 45+.
The evening session saw Sheetal Bhosale and Mohan Ghatge convincingly defeat Ganesh Pai and Abdul Rahiman(6-2, 6-4) to make it into the next round in the Men’s Veteran Double 120+ (combined age) category.
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 three results:
|Category||Players 1||Player 2||Score|
|Men’s Veterans Singles 55+||Sheetal Bhosle||Ajeet Kulkarni||(6-1)|
|Men’s Veterans Doubles 120+ (Combined age)||Rajesh and Akhil||Kevin and Tari||(4-1, 4-2)|
|Men’s Veterans Singles 45+||Rajendra (Bulu) Godinho||Babasaheb||(6-1, 6-2)|
|Men’s Veterans Doubles 110+ (Combined age)||Pritviraj Ingale and Dilip Karekar||Raju and Jay||(4-2, 4-1)|
|Men’s Veteran Double 120+ (combined age)||Sheetal Bhosale and Mohan Ghatge to make||Ganesh Pai and Abdul Rahiman||(6-2, 6-4)|