41st State Open Tennis Championship begins


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 21 : The 41st edition of State Open Tennis Championship kicked off today under the auspices of Manipur Tennis Association at Officers' Club, Lamphelpat.
In the men's singles first round matches, Th Birchandra beat K Nonginsana 6-0, 6-0; N Premjit beat Ratul Mahata 6-0, 6-1 and Y Azad Khan beat Ahenba Keisham 6-1, 6-0.
In the women's singles matches, Bunty outlasted Abha 6-0, 6-1 before Charmie handed Mimiky a double bagel.
In the U-10 boys competition, Dhurp Malik beat Ronick Heyam 2-4, 4-1, 10-8 to enter the second round.
In other first round matches, Th Ramchar thumped Astin Nameirakpam 4-2, 4-1 and Arnov Malik  edged out Pd Wungshungni 2-4, 4-2, 10-3.
In the U-10 girls league round matches, Y Gucci registered two wins in three matches as Bernalli S secured three of three victories.
Y Gucci sealed an easy 4-0, 4-1 win over L Lanchenbi but went down 5-3, 3-5, 4-10 to Bernalli S in her second match.
Earlier in the second match of the competition, Bernalli S had won 4-1, 4-1 over Gracy RK. In the fourth match of the competition, Gracy RK also posted a 2-4, 4-2, 10-6 comeback win against L Lanchenbi before Bernalli cruised to her third win beating L Lanchenbi 4-0, 4-1.
Y Gucci then earned her second win with a 4-2, 4-1 beating of Gracy RK in the 6th match of the competition.
Lalchenba, Yohenba victorious in U-16 boys singles competition
Lalchenba Maibam and Yohenba posted first round victories in the U-16 boys singles competition of the State level championship today. In the first match, Lalchenba edged Sudarshan Sharma 6-3, 6-4 as Yohenba outlasted Lumhalthang 6-2, 6-2.
U-12 Boys singles
Yohenba earned a first round walkover against Asten N as Paari entered the second round with a 3-5, 4-1, 10-8 win over Ramchar.