Vignesh, Sheethal given top billing

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Mumbai, Jan 27 (PTI) P C Vignesh of Andhra Pradesh andSheethal Goutham of Karnataka have been seeded number oneamong men and women in the Rs 10-lakh prize money 3rd VideoconAll-India Open Tennis Championship, to be hosted by Juhu VileParle Gymkhana, from January 29 to February 6.

Vignesh was the losing finalist last year while Sheethalis the defending champion in the touranment in which the prizefund has been increased by Rs 2 lakh from 2010, said jointsecretary of the hosting club Anil Mahesh here.

The men''s and women''s winners would take home Rs one lakhand 60,000 respectively, while the runners-up in the twosections would be richer by Rs 50,000 and 30,000.

There would be doubles competitions for men and women aswell as mixed doubles too with the winners and runners-uppocketing Rs 25,000 and 15,000, a media release said.

The seedings:

Men: P C Vignesh (AP); Mithun Murali (TN); AdityaMadkekar (Mah); Nitten Kirrtane (Mah), Yanick Nedlord (Dli);Rohan Gide (Mah); Kunal Anand (Dli); Lakshit Sood (UP).

Women: Sheethal Goutham (Kar); Shiviika Burman (WB);Shweta Rana (HP); Nehel Sahni (Dli); Ashvarya Shrivastava(Mah); Gopika Kapoor (Dli); Nupur Kaul (Mah); Smritia Joon(Har).

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