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Double crowns for Priyana

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Guwahati, July 25: Priyana Kalita of Assam annexed double crowns in the OIL-AITA Super Series Tennis tournament that concluded at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex here today.

Priyana, who won the under-16 girls’ doubles title yesterday in tandem with Bengal girl Yubranee Banerjee, today got the better of Shivani Amineni of Andhra Pradesh 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(5) in a gruelling girls’ singles final for her second title in the meet.

Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra also lifted double crowns, winning the under-16 boys’ singles and under-14 doubles titles.

Dhruv today defeated Delhi lad Yugal Bansal 6-3, 6-1 for the singles title. Dhruv yesterday partnered Kotak Kunj of Gujarat to defeat Haryana duo of Paras Dahiya and Amit Beniwal 7-5, 6-2 for the under-14 doubles title.

Tamil Nadu boy D. Suresh won the under-14 boys’ singles title overcoming stiff challenge from Amit Beniwal 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (8) in the final today.

Shivani Amineni bagged the under-14 girls’ singles title defeating Sanya Singh of Maharashtra 6-0, 6-2 in the final today. In under-14 girls’ doubles, Bhakti Parwani of Gujarat and Rashmika Bandipatty of Andhra Pradesh won the title coming from behind to beat Sanya Singh and Kiran Kalkal of Delhi 2-6, 7-6 (3), 10-6 in the final yesterday.

Former state champion Prasanta Das and All Assam Tennis Association general secretary Ankush Dutta gave away the prizes.

School cricket: The City Cricket Coaching Centre will organise the first Padma Kr Saikia and Sandhan Saikia under-15 Inter School Cricket Tournament at the Janata Bhawan Parade Ground here from August 1.


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