CYLC Tennis: S Bhicky pockets men's singles title

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 11 : S Bhicky was crowned men's singles champion at the 9th CYLC State Open Tennis Tournament being organised at CYLC tennis court at Chingamathak today.
S Bhicky earned the men's singles title today by overwhelming Bushan Haobam 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
The doubles crown for 35+ category went to N Premjit and L Jiten who pulled off a 2-6, 7-5, 10-6 win against Tuleshor Thongbam and N Kangjamba pair today in the final match.
Meanwhile, N Dilip and Ibohal were able to clinch the doubles title for 45+ category by sealing a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 comeback win against Tuleshor and Kangjamba pair.
The valedictory function of the tournament organised under the aegis of Manipur Tennis Association was graced by Y Khemchand, Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly; Ng Rana, president CYLC; Balkrishna, Director DIPR; M Rupam, Divisional Manager, FCI as dignitaries who also feted the participants.
S Bhicky which claimed the singles title was feted with a cash prize of Rs 10,000 along with a trophy while runners up Bushan Haobam got a cash prize of Rs 6,000. Semifinalists (losing) of the men's singles competition were also encouraged with cash prizes of Rs 2,000 each.
Meanwhile the winners in the 35+ and 45+ categories were feted with Rs 6,000 each along with trophies while runners up received cash prizes of Rs 3,000 each. The semifinalists (losing) in both the age groups were also encouraged with Rs 1,000 cash prizes.