Tennis: VTF Masters 500-2 tournament opens in Hai Phong

Tuesday, 2020-11-24 10:49:23
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The opening ceremony of VTF Masters 500-2 tennis tournament - Lach Tray Cup 2020.
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NDO – The National Men’s - Women's Tennis Championship (VTF Masters 500-2) – Lach Tray Cup 2020 opened in the northern port city of Hai Phong on November 23.

Hosted by the Vietnam Tennis Federation in cooperation with the Department of Culture and Sports of Hai Phong and the Lach Tray Tennis Club, the week-long tournament is an opportunity for domestic players to hone their skills in preparing for the upcoming tournaments, while promoting the sport development across the country.

The event has attracted the participation of 128 players from 15 clubs and localities across the nation.

This is the second year in a row, Hai Phong has hosted a tournament of national stature, bringing together top players across the country, such as Vietnam's No. 1 player Ly Hoang Nam (Hai Dang club), Trinh Linh Giang (Hai Dang club), Tran Thuy Thanh Truc (Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City), Dao Minh Trang (Hung Thinh - Ho Chi Minh City), and Si Boi Ngoc (Military Team).

In addition to bonus points and trophies for players with outstanding achievements, winners will also receive a high bonus, with a total value of up to VND500 million, in which the men's singles champion will receive VND70 million, the women's singles champion VND60 million, the men's doubles champions VND35 million and the women's doubles champions VND30 million.

On the opening day, the men's doubles and men's singles qualifying matches took place, witnessing hosts Lach Tray Tennis Club win two matches in both the men's singles and doubles events.

Nguyen Trung Dat of hosts Lach Tray Club in action.

In the first match, Nguyen Trung Dat (Lach Tray Club) won against Tuong Duy Khanh (Hanoi) 6-1, 6-0. Meanwhile, in the doubles match, Tran Van Tai/Vu Son Tung (Lach Tray Club) also claimed a dramatic victory over duo Pham Thai Son/Tran Cao Son (Hanoi) 7-5, 2-6, 10-7.

The No. 2 seed pair Nguyen Van Phuong/Trinh Linh Giang (Hai Dang club) had a favourable opening match as they beat Nguyen Van Sang/Nguyen Son Tung (Hai Duong) 6-1, 6 -0. Meanwhile, the 3rd seed pair La Xuan Hau/Nguyen Dac Tien (Hanoi) also easily beat their teammates Le Phuoc Dang/Vu Thai Nam with a score of 6-1, 6-2.

The tournament will continue with the men's singles, women's singles, and men's doubles matches today.

TRUNG HUNG