Top seed Arjun Honappa gets off to a winning start: National level amateur series tennis

By | April 30, 2018
Bengaluru, 30 April 2018: The opening day at the Roland-Garros Amateur Series by Longines played at Bowring Institute here in Bengaluru saw local lad and top seed Arjun Honappa advance to the second round of Boys’ Singles after he got the better of R Kudva from Andhra Pradesh with a comfortable 9-1 win in the best of 17 set. The National Level Amateur Series which began today will see a 64 Boys’ and 48 Girls’ in the Singles Category and they will slug it out under the summer sun. The winners from both categories will be sent on an all-paid trip to Paris to witness an entire day’s proceedings at the much-awaited Roland-Garros 2018 to begin on May 27.
A confident Honappa who was at ease playing in front of his home crowd will next take on Rajasthan’s Fardeen Qumar in the Second Round on Tuesday. In another Boys’ Singles match, Arjun Sriram also of Karnataka fought his way to the second round with a 9-5 win against Haryana’s A Malik who was seeded fifth. S Devineni too moved ahead with a strong 9-1 win against A Gupta of Uttar Pradesh.

In the Girls’ Singles, top seed B Parwani of Gujarat advanced to the next round after she got a bye from V Ranabothu. Karnataka’s Aditi Narayan, on the other hand, beat Sukhmani Singh 9-2 to advance. In another match, local girl Reshma Maruri beat Adithi Are 9-8(6) to advance.

Please find attached results of other matches and order of play for Day Two of Roland-Garros Amateur Series by Longines.

About Roland-Garros
Both committed sports fans and the general public alike have come to love Roland-Garros. Some 455 621 spectators flocked to the highly prestigious French Open in 2016, and the tournament was also broadcast on over 220 territories across the world, making it an event of truly global significance. Roland-Garros is run by the French Tennis Federation and held every year at the Porte d’Auteuil in Paris. It is the only Grand Slam to be played on clay – one of the oldest and most noble surfaces in the history of tennis.
 
About All India Tennis Association
All India Tennis Association is the National Federation for development and promotion of Indian Tennis.  It has a very strong and tiered junior tournament & ranking structure and a sound professional tournament structure for Men & Women.  AITA also has a sound coach’s education programme and is the only recognized nation in Asia to have the ITF Silver Certification.
 
ABOUT KSLTA
KARNATAKA STATE LAWN TENNISASSOCIATION & ITS CLUB HOUSE. The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association is one of its kinds in the country. Perhaps, it is the only State Tennis Association in the country, which has international class tennis facility with an arena having a seating capacity for more end 7000 spectators. What’s more, it also boasts of a clubhouse, which has a gymnasium, restaurant, a pool table &swimming pool, facilities for indoor games, besides seven newly built air-conditioned guest rooms.The KSLTA has a hoary past, and goes back to 1930s when Mysore State Lawn Tennis Association was established and the Association was registered in 1952. The Association shot into international prominence in 1970 when India-Australia tie was held in Bangalore. The historic event was held in Cubbon court, belonging to Bangalore Tennis Club. It was during that, time, the Mysore State Lawn Tennis Association, approached the Government to allot a land for the Association. With the generosity of the Bangalore Tennis Club, the Cubbon Court was leased to the Association. In 1972, Bangalore Club relinquished its hold on the Cubbon Park courts and State Association began to take steps to build a stadium.
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