Manama : Filipino Rhoda Cifra won over Bahraini teenager Jenan Zaki Majed to take the women’s C singles title, while Indian Nalan Chokkapa has beaten Filipino Norman Abastillas in the men’s A+ singles category, with Kathy Vales Carlos overpowering Riza Rivera to take the women’s B singles title of the 9th Chairman’s Cup organized by the Filipino Club Tennis Group (FCTG) held at the Bahrain Tennis Federation courts at Isa Town.
In the women’s C singles title match Cifra and Majed fought hard in the finals, with Cifra emerging the better player, a 6-2, 6-2 winner over youngster Majed.
In the women’s B finals, Carlos has beaten Rivera 6-4, 5-7, 10-4 to take the title. Both Filipinos Carlos and Rivera were the top two players in the elimination rounds.
In the men’s A+ singles category, it was indeed a dominant showing by Chokkapa when he overpowered Abastillas 6-4, 6-2 in the finals. In the men’s super singles, Chokkapa proved to be consistent when it mattered most by overpowering multi-titled Filipino Jicjic Bohol in the third set super tiebreak 10-8, to take the title when a Bohol forehand went long. Score was 7-6(8), 3-6, 10-8.
Women’s C: Rhoda Cifra beats
Jenan Zaki Majed 6-2, 6-2
Women’s B: Kathy Vales Carlos
beats Riza Rivera 6-4, 5-7, 10-4
Men’s A+ : Nalan Chokkapa
beats Norman Abastillas 6-4,
Men’s Super: Nalan Chokkapa
beats Jicjic Bohol 7-6(8), 3-6,