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PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
Kris Alisch of Canterbury concentrates on her serve at the Otago Open at the Edgar Centre on Saturday.

She was one of more than 100 players which attended the tournament over the weekend. It had started on Friday afternoon, and finished with finals on Saturday afternoon.

The men’s singles event was won by Aucklander Alfred Dela-Pena, who beat David Walle in four straight sets.

In something of an upset, Vladimir Ivanov, of Christchurch, tipped up second seed Kelsey Amor in the quarterfinals. He came back from being two sets down to win 3-2 and get into the semifinals.

Ivanov was then cruising at 3-0 against David Walle in the semifinal after Walle took care of Otago's Wang Qi in the quarter.

Walle came back to win a fantastic match 4-3.

In the women’s grade, Jiayi Zhou also had a 4-0 win over Otago player Jill Liu.

The men’s doubles was won by Jesse Wilson and Alex Zhou, also of Canterbury, while the women’s doubles went to Liu and Shelley Neal.

The Open had grades from under-13 through to masters.

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