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Double delight for local boy

Guwahati, Dec. 16: Local lad Vitsizolie Nagi won the boys’ singles championship and the boys’ doubles title, with partner Zhaputso Khate, in the AITA Championship Series tennis tournament that concluded at the Nagaland Tennis Association Complex at Kuda Village in Dimapur today.

Chonthum Bunty of Manipur won the under-16 girls’ singles title.

Nagi defeated Amit Beniwal of Haryana 6-4, 6-3 in the final while Bunty eased past Assam girl Raina Zaffar 6-1, 6-4 for the girls’ championship.

In the doubles final, Khate and Nagi beat Amit Beniwal and Delhi boy Naman Sherawat 4-2, 5-3. In the semi-finals earlier in the day, Khate and Nagi got the better of Mingkhi Talom of Arunachal and Chengish Ahmed of Assam 5-3, 5-4(2) and Beniwal and Sherawat overcame the Assam duo of Jugal Baruah and Satyam Bora 4-1, 4-5(4), 7-4.