Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Trịnh Linh Giang won a ticket to compete in the men’s singles semi-finals at the National Best Tennis Players Tournament, Vietravel Cup 2017.
The tournament was held in the central province of Nghệ An on December 19.
Giang of Bình Dương defeated Hoàng Thành Trung of the People’s Police 6-3, 6-4 in the last qualifying round match, which lasted for one hour and 30 minutes, to reach the semi-finals.
In other games, national champion, Phạm Minh Tuấn of Đà Nẵng beat Trương Giang Thanh Alexander of Hưng Thịnh-HCM City 6-3, 6-0.
Tuấn will meet Trung, while Đỗ Minh Quân of Hưng Thịnh-HCM City will face Trịnh Linh Giang of Bình Giang in the semi-finals.
On the women’s side, No 1 seed, Sĩ Bội Ngọc of Hưng Thịnh-HCM City, easily crushed Nguyễn Minh Huyền of Kiên Giang 6-1, 6-0.
Tiffany Linh Nguyễn of Bình Dương won against Nguyễn Thị Bé Xuyên of the Military team 6-2, 6-1. Trần Thị Tâm Hảo of Hưng Thịnh-HCM City also bested Hoàng Thị Hà of Hải Dương 6-1, 6-2.
In the semi-finals, Ngọc will take on Xuyên and Hảo will meet Nguyễn.
The event will end on December 22. The winning players will be selected for the national teams, which will participate in the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup, as well as at the Asian Games next year.
This year’s tournament sees a record in bonuses for the winners. The men’s gold medalist will take home VNĐ50 million (US$2,300), while the women’s gold medalist will receive VNĐ40 million ($1,800), apart from points for their rankings. — VNS