Vishvesh and Mehak bag AITA series titles

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Chandigarh, Oct 2 (UNI) Qualifier Vishvesh Sinha of Maharashtra and eighth seed Mehak of Chandigarh won the boys Under-18 and girls Under-18 singles titles, respectively, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Vishversh found an easy prey in qualifier Mandeep Gill of Chandigarh in the boys under-18 final. Vishvesh lost only one game as he raced to a 6-1 triumph in the first singles. Mandeep Gill put up an improved performance in the second set but Vishvesh clinched the set at 6-4 for the title.

Mehak ended the aspirations of second seed Simriti Joon of Delhi whom she defeated in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in the girls under-18 singles final.

Second seed and CLTA trainee Kamal Kishore Maderna, representing Rajasthan, upset top seed Nischay Rawal in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 in the boys Under-14 singles final.

Unseeded Rinisha of Delhi went down fighting to top seed Bhavika Wadhawan of Chandigarh in the girls under-14 singles final.

Bhavika won the first set at 6-2. Rinisha rallied to win the second set at 6-4 to level the score 1-1. In the decider, both players fought well but Bhavia maintained her cool to win at 6-4.

Boys-Under-14 (semi-finals): Kamal Kishore Maderna bt Tarun Nath 3-6, 6-0, 6-1, Nischay Rawal bt Ranjit Singh 6-3, 6-4. Final: Kamal Kishore Maderna bt Nischay Rawal 6-2, 6-3.

Girls-Under-14 (semi-finals): Bhavika Wadhawan bt Anukriti 6-1, 6-3, 2 Rinisha bt Lavanya 6-1, 6-1. Final: Bhavika Wadhawan bt Rinisha 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Boys-Under-18 (semi-finals): Mandeep Gill bt Ajay Yadav bt 6-2, 6-3, Vishwesh Sinha bt Nadella 7-6, 6-3. Final: Vishvesh Sinha bt Mandeep Gill 6-1, 6-4.

Girls-Under-18 (semi-finals): Mehak bt Arzoo Malik 6-2, 6-1, Samriti Joon bt Ankita Bhatia 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Final: Mehak bt Samriti Joon 6-3, 6-4.

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