The 10th Overseas Vietnamese Tennis Tournament, VWS 2018 Cup, kicked-off at Ky Hoa 2 Tennis Court yesterday.
|The Overseas Vietnamese gathered at the 10th Overseas Vietnamese Tennis Tournament 2018 |
The annual tournament has been organised by the Committee of Overseas Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City. It has created a playground for overseas Vietnamese from different countries who share their love for tennis. The tournament gives overseas Vietnamese players an opportunity to network and meet new people in Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Overseas Vietnamese Tennis Tournament. The contest attracted 40 players from different countries and territories like France, the US, Canada, Belgium, Ukraine, Malaysia, Laos and Thailand, including 10 female players. The tennis tournament consisted of women’s doubles, men’s doubles over 50, and men’s doubles under 50. The award ceremony was held on the same day.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Huynh Thi Lan Phuong, deputy general director of VWS, said, “As a major sponsor, we see that The 10th Overseas Vietnamese Tennis Tournament and the second VWS Cup is a healthy playground for overseas Vietnamese people to compete and contribute to sports campaign in Ho Chi Minh City, especially tennis. This is a chance for overseas Vietnamese to network and exchange information."
Other sponsors of the tournament include Imex Pan Pacific Group, Sieu Thanh Holdings, Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese, Heineken Vietnam, and Harvest Baking.
The complete list of winners:
- First prize: Thai Ha Bui - Tuyet Hanh
- Second prize: Pho My Dung - Chau Vien Phuong
- Third prize: Phuong Anh Sophia – Phi Nguyen
- Third prize: Van Em - Kim Chi
*Men’s doubles over 50
- First prize: Lam Khen – Thai Ha Bui
- Second prize: Vu Hoang Ky - Ngo The Chan
- Third prize: Tran Van Ngoc - Nhan Tuan Hai
- Third prize: Nguyen Huu Tho - Le Frank Phu Cuong
*Men’s doubles under 50
- First prize: Simon Le - Valentin Tran
- Second prize: Bao Nguyen - Philip Le
- Third prize: Tommy Duong - Bui Duc Tho
- Third prize: Tam Doan Nguyen – Thong Duc Nguyen
By Thanh Van