The Chicago Telugu Association (CTA) and North America Telugu Society (NATS) together have conducted the Men’s Double Tennis Tournament 2014 in Chicago at McCollum Park, Downers Grove, IL park grounds. Finals and 3rd place were played under the bright lights of the Park and the enthusiastic spectators (consisting of spouses, children, family & friends) provided a lot of support by cheering their favorite players.
There were record number of teams (30) with over 60 players have participated in this tournament and put a spectacular show of the game. The teams were divided into 8 groups consisting of 4 teams and the pairing was done through a draw process so that the teams are equally distributed in the groups. All the tournament rules and format of the tournament was well built and so that there is no chance of biasing and the players responded to the tournament with a great deal of sportsmanship. Sports Organizing Committee Rajesh Vedulamudi, Shailendra Gummadi, Manohar Pamulapati and Pilla Srinivas welcomed the teams and explained the tournament rules. The tournament was played for three weeks; round robin matches were played in the week days and the quarter and semi- finals matches were played the following weekends. Each team played individual league matches with great finishes and putting some great show of tennis. The attendees saw the best tennis games played by the wonderful tennis players. Team Nishanth/Aravind won the championship match by playing devastating power games defeating Team Somasekar/Suresh. Team Chari/Rajesh won the 3rd place. The key event sponsors were Vensar Technology Inc and IDA Solutions Inc and EvolutYz.
CTA and NATS Sports Organizing Committee thanked all the Umpires and volunteers who have dedicated themselves to provide an excellent service to the tournament. CTA President Murthy Koppaka and NATS Chicago Coordinator Nagendra Vege thanked the sponsors and organizing committee and players for successfully conducting the event. CTA & NATS Chicago executive committee Murthy Koppaka, Mahesh Kakarala, Madan Pamulapati, Subba Rao Putrevu, Rao Achanta, Ramesh Maryala, VaraPrasad Bodapati, Lakshmanjee Kolli, Nagendra Vege, Sridhar Mumgandi, Srinivas Boppana, Sujana Achanta, Naveen Adusumalli and Ram Tunuguntla coordinated the event. CTA & NATS thanked all the volunteers, Nishanth Bonda, Kiran Ambati, Ramakrishna Balineni, Srikanth Bojja, Srinivas Ekkurthi Pandu Changalasetty, Pranav Bethapudi, Arul Babu,Naren Sharma,Venu Krishnardula and Ravikiran Ponduri, and many others for their selfless support in executing the tournament.