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ALL Odisha Utkal Open Tennis tourney begins
Sportslogon Team January 5th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Record number of 400 players are taking part in eight different categories of the 5th edition of the ALL Odisha Utkal Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks started at Kalinga Stadium Tennis complex here on Friday.

We organise the tournament in one intention Tennis for Fun, Friendship, Unity”, in our three day tournament we promote gender equality while give cash awards. The men and women singles champion will receive cash award of Rs 10,000 each, said Organising Chairman Biswajit Mishra.

The players are participating in U-14 boys, U-14 girls (singles), Women singles, Men’ single, doubles, men’s veteran (40 years+), (50 years +) and (60 years +) doubles events are going in 11 tennis court.The cash prize will be around Rs 2.9 lakhs. Each and every participants will get a small token of memories of the tournament, however all the quarterfinalists will get cash award.

Apart from the individual awards best player, sportsman sprite, emerging player and a special coach award, we will give lifetime achievement awards to MV Rao (75 years) of Bhubaneswar District Tennis Association and Gyana Ranjan Das (70 years) of Cuttack Districts Tennis Association to mark their over four decade contribution towards Odisha tennis, added Mishra.

Top seed Anam Almas, Rutupurna Choudhury, Ameek K Batth and Ananya Yadav were reached the women singles semifinals. In the under-14 girls event, Archita Sahu, Sohini and Sanjay Mohanty reached the quarter finals, while in U-14 boys category, top seed Yash raj and Vayam Krishna made it the pre-quarters.
,br> Similarly, in the Men's singles and doubles categories, top seeded Anshu Bhuyan , Chinmayee Pradhan, Kabir Hans Ajay Nishank and Santosh Mallick had reached the pre-quarters.

BDTA President Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Transport Commissioner Madhu Sudhan Padhy in presence of Organising chairman Dr Biswajit Mishra, ACE Tennis Club President Prakash Chand Bhura and secretary Navratan Bothra. .
This news was added and updated on : January 5th 2018
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