Two dozen players from across the region competed for top honors recently at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Fitz racquet club 9th Pattaya tennis tournament.
Hotel group Executive Director Vitanart Vathanakul opened the Aug. 25 tourney at the resort’s seven tennis courts. Singles players were split into eight groups with winners of each group competing in men’s and women’s semi-finals and finals matches.
In the men’s final, Markus Zinkand bested Jeff Conard 6-4, 6-3, taking home 3,500 baht in cash rewards. The two players played to a similar skill and stamina level, but Zinkard proved more effective from the baseline enabling him to take the victory.
The women’s final was less suspenseful, with Delilah Kuronen handily beating Panpaporn Sricharoen 6-1, 6-0 for a 3,500-baht top prize.
Fitz Club, which offers tennis, swimming, fitness, spas and more, sponsors the tournament each year to promote sports and recruit new members.