XXII Tennis Tournament for Rector`s Cup
In the eve of the UNWE Anniversary it was held the 22nd Tennis Tournament for Rector`s Cup organized by St. George the Victorious Academic Sport Club and the Physical Education and Sport Department.
In the current year the Tournament was held in two stages. Since January two groups of 7 couples took part in the first stage at the tennis courts of Bonsist Sport Complex and they played total 42 matches. For the first time the final phase of the Tournament was held outside Sofia (on 19 and 20 May). It was hosted by the Regional Center for Distance Learning (RCDL) – Haskovo. In it took part the couples who won the first and second place in the groups:
Group A: 1 place: Georgy Yordanov / Nikolay Dobrev
2 place: Marko Dimitrov / Spas Stavrev.
Group B: 1 place: Georgy Ranchev / Toma Donchev
2 place: Dimitar Nenkov / Dragomir Stefanov.
On 19 May at the tennis courts located in the forest-park Kenana in Haskovo were held the semifinal meetings. The couple T. Donchev / G. Ranchev won a victory over the couple M. Dimitrov / S. Stavrev with score 7:5/6:3 after interesting and challenging competition. (The other semifinal meeting wasn`t held because Assoc. Prof. Nenkov had unavoidable working commitments).
In the final meetings took part the couples T. Donchev / G. Ranchev against G. Yordanov / N. Dobrev. After a challenging competition with final score 7:5/7:6 the couple G. Yordanov / N. Dobrev won the game.
On behalf of the Rector Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev the organizers and competitors were greeted by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stela Raleva, Vice Rector for Education in the EQD of Master and Distance Learning. At the final competition attended also Prof. Georgy Yankov, UNWE Professor Emeritus and Chairman of St. George the Victorious Academic Sport Club, the UNWE partners from Barocco Sport – Nikolay Staykov, Sport Director and Valentin Ivanov, Tennis Club Manager.
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stela Raleva (in the middle)|
The Tournament Director Assoc. Prof. Marko Dimitrov announced the ranking results and opened the ceremony on awarding the winners. Prof. Yankov presented the guests for the Tournament – the Chairman of the Tennis Club in Haskovo as well as the Chairman of the Tennis Federation Coaches Commission who gave prizes to the winners - tennis balls and postcards signed by Grigor Dimitrov. Nikolay Staykov awarded tennis racquets to the champions.
The traditional part of the ceremony – the Cup for Fair Play was awarded to Assoc. Prof. D.Sc.(Law) Zhivko Draganov by the Chairman of the Academic Sport Club Prof. Georgy Yankov (in the picture below).
The Head of the Physical Education and Sport Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Spas Stavrev awarded a Plaque of Appreciation to the Director of RCDL – Haskovo Assoc. Prof. D.Sc.(Law) Zhivko Draganov for the hospitability during the final phase of the Tournament (in the picture below).
Assoc. Prof. Raleva awarded the Cup to the winners and wished the Tournament confirmed as a significant sport event and a wonderful tradition of UNWE to keep attracting more and more participants.
All the participants in the 22nd Tennis Tournament were given presents.