Tennis: Shiga wins Vietnam F7 Futures, F8 to begin hinh anh 1Masato Shiga of Japan wins the singles title of the Vietnam Men’s Futures F7 on October 23 (Photo:
Hanoi (VNA) - No 3 seed Masato Shiga of Japan won the Vietnam Men’s Futures F7 tennis tournament after beating No 8 seed Noh Sang-woo of the Republic of Korea 6-3, 6-1 in the singles finals held in Binh Duong Province on October 23.

The doubles title was bagged by Chinese pair Chang Yu and Wang Aoran, who defeated No 2 mixed pair of Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines and David Agung Susanto of Indonesia 5-7, 6-3 and 10-5.

Meanwhile, athletes will continue with the F8 event starting on October 24 at the same venue.

Vietnamese top player Ly Hoang Nam is seeded No 4 here. Nam was eliminated from the quarter-finals of the F7 event last week.

Four other Vietnamese players will also participate in the main round of the tournament after they were issued wild cards.

Even King of US is the No 1 title favourite, Laurent Rochette of France is No 2 and the Republic of Korea’s Kim Young-Seok is No 3.

The finals are scheduled to take place on October 30, with 10,000 USD up for grabs.-VNA