Ratnika, Rastogi reach finals of tennis event in Nationals

Ranchi, Feb 22 (PTI) Ratnika Batra ousted third seedPrerna Bhambri to set up a women''s singles final clash againsttop seed Zainab Ali Sajjad in the tennis competition of the34th National Games here today.

The men''s singles summit clash tomorrow will be a battlebetween the two top ranked players Karan Rastogi and MithunMurali.

In a battle between the two Delhi girls, 11th seedRatnika caused a flutter of sorts when she upset the higherranked Prerna 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

The other half saw Andhra girl Zainab smoothly sailinginto the final with a 6-3, 6-1 thrashing of Maharashtra''sfourth seed Nupur Kaul.

Men''s singles top seed Rastogi of Maharashtra faced astrong challenge from seventh seed Shokeen before wraping theissue 6-3 3-6 6-3.

Second seed Mithun Murali of Tamil Nadu averted a firstset deficit to get the better of Ashutosh Singh of Delhi 3-67-5 6-4.

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