Priti, Linda in final

Kathmandu, January 28:

Priti Rijal and Linda Mc’dougal entered the women’s final at the Hyatt-Pilot Pen Open Tennis Championship, which has been organised by Hyatt Regency Kathmandu in association with Pilot Pen, here today.

In the semi-finals, Priti Rijal defeated Kalpana Thapa 6-0, 6-1 while Linda Mc’dougal beat Sarita Adhikari 6-4, 6-2. Likewise, Sri Ram Magar and Kumar Adhikari made it to the men’s singles final. Magar beat Jitendra Pariyar 7-6, 6-1 and Adhikari registered a 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 win over Santosh Khatri.

In veteran’s singles semi-finals, Krishna R Ghale dropped just one game in the second set in his 6-0, 6-1 win over Soviet Man Shrestha, while Manoj Rana earned a walkover from Shubha Shahi.

In corporate section, Nepal Investment Bank (NIB) and Sikhar Insurance played a 1-1 draw, with NIB winning the singles match and Shikhar taking the doubles. Everest Bank won both the singles and doubles matches against Lotus Entertainment, while Jaima and Speedway were tied 1-1. In the last match, NIB defeated Jaima 2-0. Due to technical reasons, all the finals were rescheduled for Monday. The Himalayan Times is the official media of the event.