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Three titles for Aarja

Guwahati, July 26: Aarja Chakraborty of Uttar Pradesh annexed triple crowns in the OIL-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for under-14 and under-16 boys and girls that concluded today at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex here.

She lifted the girls’ under-14 and under-16 singles and under-16 doubles trophies.

Aarja got the better of top seed Shivani Ingle of Maharashtra 6-2, 6-1 for the under-14 crown and upset second seed Tamil Nadu girl R. Abinikka 6-1, 6-0 for the under-16 singles title.

In the girls’ under-16 doubles final, she partnered Kerala girl Tanvi H. Bhat to beat Sai Y. Dedeepya of Andhra Pradesh and Prinkle Singh of Jammu and Kashmir 4-2, 4-2 for the title.

In the boys’ singles, Sumit Pal Singh of Jammu and Kashmir and B.R. Nikshep of Karnataka walked away with the under-14 and under-16 titles respectively.

Sumit defeated Yugal Bansal of Delhi 6-2, 6-4 while Nikshep prevailed over Paramveer Bajwa of Punjab 6-1, 6-3 in the finals.

Nikshep missed a second crown in tandem with Assam boy Bijoy Mohanty going down to Paramveer Singh of Punjab and Sanil Jagtiani of Bengal in the under-16 boys’ doubles final. Paramveer and Sanil won 5-4 (5), 5-3.

In the boys’ under-14 doubles, Utkarsh Bhardwaj of Uttarakhand and Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra annexed the crown, coming back from a set behind to beat Shramay Dhawan of Delhi and Mritunjoy Badola Uttarakhand 2-4, 4-1, 10-8 in the final.

Andhra Pradesh duo of Bhavya Ramineni and B.L.S. Rithika won the girls’ under-14 doubles title, overcoming Tanisha Kashyap of Assam and Fatima Juveria of Andhra Pradesh 4-2, 1-4, 10-8 in the summit clash.


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