Open Lawn Tennis

LALITPUR: Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya and Kamal Bhandari advanced to the men’s singles final of the first National Open Lawn Tennis Tournament here at the Tennis Complex on Tuesday.

In the day’s semi-finals, Bajracharya defeated Santosh Khatri 6-0, 6-7, 6-4, while Bhandari registered a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Nabin Pun. Mayanka Rana and Ira Rawat have already entered the women’s final.

The finals are slated for Wednesday. In the men’s doubles final, Shree Ram Magar and Kamal Bhandari defeated the pair of Bajracharya and Mahesh Shrestha 6-3, 7-5. Rana sisters Mayanka and Mahika won the women’s section title on Monday. The tournament is organised by Lalitpur District Lawn Tennis Association. The winners of all four categories will receive Rs 20,000 each, while the runners-up get Rs 10,000 and two third-placed players get Rs 5,000 apiece.