Vishvesh and Mehak bags AITA series titles

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Chandigarh, Oct 2 (UNI) Qualifier Vishvesh Sinha of Maharashtra and eighth seeded local girl Mehak won the boys and girls Under-18 event respectively, in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament here today.

Vishvesh 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 6-4 for the title.

Mehak ended the aspirations of second seed Simriti Joon of Delhi by defeating 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 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 6-2 but Rinisha rallied to win the second set 6-4 to level the score 1-1. In the decider, both players fought well but Bhavia maintained her cool to win the set 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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