Only three foreign entries for ATF Junior Ranking Tourney

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Bangalore, Sep 20 (UNI) Only three entries, two from Pakistan and one from Vietnam were received for Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) under-14 Junior Ranking Tounament, hosted by Bowring Institute, here from September 22 to 29.

Institute President Vasant Kumar told newspersons that lack of entries from other countries may be due to recently held similar tournament in Dhaka.

More than 175 entries have been received for the qualifying round for the tournament, which would be held on September 22 and 23. The main draw begins on September 24.

Mr Kumar said the Institute would be hosting the tournament after a gap of over 40 years. The Tennis Tournament last held was Davis Cup qualifier in 1965, when the then Mysore Maharaja distributed the prizes to the winners.

The main draw would consist of 32 entries. There would be 18 direct entries, four qualifiers and ten wild cards each in boys and girls categories.

Mr Kumar said the ATF would conduct over 15 such tournaments across Asia. The points earned in this tournament would help the players get due consideration in selection for training and tournaments in Australia.


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