PYC Gymkhana reigns supreme at interclub tennis championship in Pune for 7th year in a row
In the finals of the event organised by the Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA) at the PYC Gymkhana tennis courts, the hosts outplayed Deccan Gymkhana A 23-11.Updated: May 07, 2018 20:40 IST
PYC HIndu Gymkhana’s ‘A’ team asserted their supremacy in the city’s club level tennis circuit by winning the elite division title at the Shashi Vaidya Memorial Interclub Tennis Championships for the seventh consecutive year on Sunday.
In the finals of the event organised by the Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA) at the PYC Gymkhana tennis courts, the hosts outplayed Deccan Gymkhana A 23-11.
The Deccan Gymkhana pair of Nandan Bal and Jaideep Date scraped past the PYC pair of Kedar Shah and Abhay Jamenis 6-5 (7-1) to give their team the only win of the day.
In the 90+ event (a doubles category where the age of the two players must add up to more than 90), the PYC pair of Jayant Kadhe and Rituparna Kulkarni out rallied Ajay Kamat and Madan Gokhale 6-2, while in the open category, Abhishek Tamhane and Ketan Dhumal defeated Sangram Chaphekar and Hrushikesh Pataskar to increase the team lead to 17-10.
Later, the pair of Prashant Sutar and Kedar Shah sealed the game for the winners, ousting Mandar Wakankar and Vikrant Sane 6-2 to complete the title defence.
The winners received Rs 40,000 and the Runner-up received Rs 20,000. The prizes were handed over by Sunder Iyer, secretary, Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association; Kishor Patil, president, PMDTA; and Kumar Tamhane, secretary, PYC Hindu Gymkhana.
Elite Division: Final Round:
PYC A defeats Deccan A (23-11) (100+: Dr Abhay Jamenis/Kedar Shah lost to Nandan Bal/ Jaydeep Date 5-6(1-7); 1st Open: Ketan Dhumal/Abhishek Tamhane bt Hrishikesh Pataskar/Sangram Chaphekar 6-2; 90+: Jayant Kadhe/Rutu Kulkarni bt Ajay Kamat/ Madan Gokhale 6-1; 2nd Open: Kedar Shah/Prashant Sutar bt Vikrant Sane/Mandar Wakankar 6-2).