Jakarta, 22 November 2019 --- Top seeded players, Christopher 'Christo' Rungkat (29 years) and Aldila Sutjiadi (24) came out as the singles champion in the 2019 BNI Tennis Open. Christo became the best in the men's double after defeating Muhammad Rifqi Fitriadi (20), while Aldila controlled the women's sector by winning over Fadona Titalyana Kusumawati (19).
In the final match of the tournament with a total prize of Rp 250 million which took place on The Sultan Hotel tenis court, Jakarta, Friday (11/22/2019), Aldila won 6-1 6-3, Christo won 6-4 6-4. Both of them did not lose a single set, always won in a straight set fight on the way to a single title.
"I played better, more aggressive than the semi-final. The first service is also good so that it can suppress the opponent from the start," said the tennis player who will be the mainstay of Merah Putih Team at SEA Games 2019 in Philippines.
At the Games between Southeast Asian countries, Dila will appear in the women's single and mixed double along with the men's singles champion in BNI Tennis Open 2019, Christopher Rungkat.
"This title is a valuable asset to SEA Games 2019 in Manila, Philippines. This is a continuation of good results during the previous international tournament," he said.
“Target? "Of course, I want to bring home the gold medal of two numbers, single and mix double," continued the winner of the mixed Asian Games 2018 double gold medal with Christopher Rungkat.
In the double number, the BNI Tennis Open 2019 title also belongs to the top seed. In the men's sector, the duo of brothers David Agung Susanto and Anthony Susanto won the final match against Iqbal Bilal Saputra/Wisnu Adi Nugroho 6-4 6-4. The Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy couple
Rompies won the women's double title by defeating Deria Nur Haliza/Fadona Titalyana 6-2 6-4.
Meanwhile after the tournament, the Chairperson of the Indonesian Tennis Association (PP Pelti), Rildo Ananda Anwar released the Tennis Pelatnas Team who will compete at the Southeast Asian Games. Indonesia sent 10 players consisting of Christopher Rungkat, David Agung Susanto, Anthony Susanto, Muhammad Rifqi Fitriadi and Ari Fahresi (mens’) and Jessy Rompies, Beatrice Gumulya, Aldila Sutjiadi, Rifanty Kahfiani and Priska Madelyn Nugroho.
The SEA Games tennis match won 5 gold medals and will take place at the Rizal Merorial Sport Complex hard court in Manila, Philippines.
"We are confident of being able to meet the target, winning two SEA Games 2019 tennis gold medals from mixed doubles and women's doubles. With the end of the BNI Tennis Open 2019 tournament, players get a trial of the last real match before leaving and fighting at SEA Games 2019. The Indonesian Tennis Team's squad became more ready for combat in Manila Philippines, "said Rildo confident.
The Final Result on Friday (22/11/2019)
1-Christopher Rungkat (East Java) v 3-M. Rifqi Fitriadi (East Java) 6-4 6-4
1-Anthony Susanto/David Agung Susanto (East Java) v 2-Iqbal Bilal Saputra (East Kalimantan)/Wisnu Adi Nugroho (Central Java) 6-4 6-4
1-Aldila Sutjiadi (East Java) v 2-Fadona Titalyana (South Kalimantan) 6-1 6-3
1-Beatrice Gumulya/Jessy Rompies (East Java) v 4-Deria Nur Haliza (DKI)/Fadona Titalyana (South Kalimantan) 6-2 6-4.
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