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Guwahati, July 24: Assam girl Priyana Kalita will vie for double crowns in the AITA Super Series Tennis Championship under way at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex here.

Having won the under-16 girls’ doubles title today, the singles top seed will also feature in under-16 singles finals tomorrow.

She partnered Yubranee Banerjee of Bengal to win the doubles title, beating Andhra Pradesh girls S. Mubashira Anjum and Rachana Reddy 6-2, 6-1.

Earlier in the day, Priyana came back from a set behind to overcome Yubrani 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 to book a berth in the singles final.

She will meet Shivani Amineni of Andhra Pradesh who beat Haryana girl Neeru 6-2, 6-3 in the other semi-final.

The singles finals will be played tomorrow.

Shivani will also fight for a double crown when she meets Sanya Singh of Maharashtra in the under-14 girls’ singles final tomorrow.

In the semi-finals, Shivani got the better of another Andhra girl Rachana Reddy 6-1, 4-3 when the latter retired hurt.

In under-14 girls’ doubles, Bhakti Parwani of Gujarat and Rashmika Bandipatty of Andhra Pradesh won the title coming back from behind to beat Sanya Singh and Kiran Kalkal 2-6, 7-6 (3), 10-6.

Sanya overcame some challenge from Kiran Kalkal of Delhi for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory.

Tamil Nadu boy D. Suresh eased past Heman Nama of Karnataka 6-4, 6-2 to set up under-14 boys’ singles final clash with Amit Beniwal of Haryana, who defeated Rohit Aynapudi of Andhra Pradesh 6-4, 7-5 in the other semi-final today.

In under-16 boys’ semi-finals, Delhi boy Yugal Bansal humbled Calvin Golmei of Chandigarh 6-1, 6-3.

In the final, Yugal will meet Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra, who beat Paras Dahiya of Haryana 6-3, 6-0.

Dhruv today partnered Kotak Kunj of Gujarat to defeat Paras Dahiya and Amit Beniwal 7-5, 6-2 for the under-14 doubles title.

The Andhra duo of Rithvik Choudhury and Shashank Teertha lifted the under-14 boys’ doubles title getting the better of Karnataka pair of Sundar Arvind and Harshit Selvaraj 7-5, 6-4.


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