Tennis: VTF Pro Tour 200 opens in Binh Dinh

Monday, 2019-04-01 17:26:17
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The VTF Pro Tour 200-1 opens in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh, on April 1. (Photo: VTF)
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NDO – The first National Men's and Women's Tennis Championships (VTF Pro Tour 200-1) - Hung Thinh Cup 2019 opened in Quy Nhon city in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh on April 1, attracting 55 athletes from six teams, including many top Vietnamese tennis players.

The tournament, with a total prize of VND200 million and 200 bonus points, marks the opening for the 2019 VTF Pro Tour system run by the Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF).

The event is held jointly by the VTF in collaboration with the Binh Dinh provincial Department of Culture and Sports until April 7, featuring competitions in men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and women's doubles.

With the participation of top Vietnamese tennis players, such as Trinh Linh Giang (Hai Dang Tay Ninh), Nguyen Van Phuong (Becamex Binh Duong), Pham Minh Tuan (Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City), Tran Thuy Thanh Truc (Hung Thinh - HCM City) and Phan Thi Thanh Binh (Da Nang), the tournament promises to offer the audience dramatic matches as well as high professional quality.

On the opening day, former national champion Pham Minh Tuan easily beat Pham Hoang Hieu (Da Nang) with a score of 6-0 in both sets. Meanwhile, Minh Tuan's junior at Hung Thinh - HCM City, Nguyen Quang Vinh was also victorious over Tran Trong Tin (Becamex Binh Duong).

Pham Minh Tuan from Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City team beat Pham Hoang Hieu (Da Nang) with a score of 6-0 in both sets in their first match at the tournament. (Photo: VTF)

On the first day of the tournament the Hanoi team was quite successful as they collected four wins as Nguyen Thi Thanh Loan beat Nguyen Thu Phuong (Bac Giang) 6-2 6-1, Nguyen Thi Mai Linh won 6-3 6-2 against Tong Thi Nguyen (Son La), Hoang Bao Long overcame Pham Quoc Vy (Becamex Binh Duong) 6-3 6-2, and La Xuan Hau defeated Nguyen Nhat Quang (Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City) 6-0 5-7 6-2.

Tomorrow, the seeded players will come to the court. No. 1 seed in men’s singles, Nguyen Van Phuong (Becamex Binh Duong) will face his teammate Dinh Viet Tuan Minh, while No. 2 seed Hoang Thanh Trung (Hai Dang Tay Ninh) will encounter La Xuan Hau.

TRUNG HUNG