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Sanam Singh and Vijayant Malik won the ITF Doubles Title 2013

Oct 13, 2013 10:33 IST

The Indian tennis pair Sanam Singh and Vijayant Malik on 12 October 2013 won the doubles title in the 15000 US dollars ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium in Houston, USA. In the final match, they defeated fourth seeded pair of Evan King (USA) and Costin Paval (Romania) in two sets 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Earlier, second seeded Sanam Singh of India lost to Tyler Hochwalt (USA) in the singles quarter-final match. Sanam played well in the first set before going down in tie-breaker at 7-6 (3).However, the Indian player submitted meekly in the second set without winning even a single game (6-0).

What is ITF?

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, made up of 210 national tennis associations or corresponding organizations of independent countries or territories. In 1977 it dropped the word 'lawn' from its title, recognising that most tennis was no longer played on grass. It was established as the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) by 12 national associations meeting at a conference in Paris, France on 1 March 1913.

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