Nepal Army’s Pradeep Shah has won the Inter-Government Service Singles held under the 7th Sahabir Memorial Open Lawn Tennis Championship 2015 on Monday, March 30, 2015.
In the final match held at the Armed Police Force (APF) Club Lawn Tennis Court in Halchowk, Kathmandu, Shah defeated APF’s Durga Bahadur Kunwar 4-6 6-1 10-7 to clinch the title.
Similarly, Kathmandu’s Sanjay Amatya and Dharma Shahi duo beat Pokhara’s Dharma Singh Lamichhane and Binod Kayesta’s pair 6-3 6-2 to win the above-45 Veteran Doubles.
In the above-35 Veteran Doubles, a pair from Kathmandu Chandra Shahi and Sobhitman Shrestha overcame another Kathmandu’s duo Niresh Shrestha and Sanjay Amatya 6-3 6-2 in the final.
Altogether, 270 players including 21 women’s have competed in the total 14 events of the championship.
The total prize money of the championship is Rs 500,000. The men’s singles winner will get Rs 60,000 while runner-up will receive Rs 30,000, third place Rs 20,000 and quarter-finalists Rs 20,000 each.
Similarly, the winner of men’s doubles will bag Rs 40,000 while runner-up and third place will get Rs 20,000 each.
Similarly, the winner of women’s singles will also get Rs 60,000, runner-up Rs 30,000 and third place Rs 20,000 while women’s doubles winner will receive Rs 40,000 while second and third place will get Rs 20,000 each.
The cash prize for the mix-doubles winner is Rs 40,000 while second and third is Rs 20,000 each.