Wyatt O' Brien wins 5th Premjit Lal Tennis Championship
Kolkata/IBNS: Wyatt O’ Brien came from behind to win the Premjit Lall Invitational Tennis Tournament by beating Arunava Mazumdar in 3 close sets.
In the final held at Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy Court in Salt Lake on Friday, top seed Wyatt lost the first set cheaply at 1-6.
But in the second set, Wyatt pulled up his socks and fought back with dogged determination to level the score.
He won the second set 6-3.
In the deciding set, Arunava got totally exhausted and finally retired with the score line reading 5-2 in fabour of Wyatt. O' Brien.
The 5th edition of the tournament was held by the Academy in memory of former Davis cupper Premjit.
He was a partner of Jaidip Mukerjea in many Davis Cup matches.
The tournament was inaugurated by Chairperson of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Krishna Chakraborty in presence of Olympian and hockey midfielder Dr. Vace Paes, former Air Chief Marshall (Retd) Arup Raha and other dignitaries .
A stand in the Academy was also dedicated to late tennis coach Akhtar Ali.
(Reporting by Manik Banerjee)