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Nithilan meets Arunava for Boys title, Maruri sisters clash for Girls crown.

Nithilan meets Arunava for Boys title, Maruri sisters clash for Girls crown

Bengaluru, 06 January, 2021   

Local lad and top seed Nithilan Eric will take on the challenge of Arunava Majumder of West Bengal in the summit clash of the AITA Under-18 Championship Series tennis tournament hosted by the Rohan Bopanna The Sports School Tennis Academy. In the semifinals played here on Tuesday,  Nithilan and Ritabrata, both who belong to the host Academy, beat Ritabrata Sarkar (West Bengal) and Skanda Prasanna Rao (Karnataka) with a scoreline of 9-4 and 9-3 respectively. Earlier Ritabrata had felled third seed Ninad Ravi in the quarterfinals.

The Maruru sisters from the host state – Reshma and Suhitha ranked No.1 and No.2 respectively will fight it out for honours. While Reshma was a 9-3 winner over Sreenidhi Balaji in the first semifial, Suhitha prevailed over fourth seed Samiksha Dabas of Delhi 9-5 in the secnd last-four clash.

Results (seedings / domicile in parenthesis)

Boys U-18
Semifinals:
Nithilan Eric (1) (KAR) bt Ritabrata Sarkar (WB) 9-4; Arunava Majumder (WB) bt Skanda Prasanna Rao (KAR) 9-3
Quarterfinals: Nithilan Eric (1) (KAR) bt Rishi Vandhan (KAR) 9-1; Ritabrata Sarkar (WB) bt Ninad Ravi (3) (KAR) 9-4; Skanda Prasanna Rao (KAR) (4) bt Adith Amarnath (KAR) 9-7
Arunava Majumder (WB) bt Akarsh Gaokar (KAR) 9-2

Girls U-18
Semifinals: Reshma Maruri (1) (KAR) bt Sreenidhi Balaji (KAR) 9-3; Suhitha Maruri (2) (KAR) bt Samiksha Dabas (4) (DEL) 9-5
Quarterfinals: Reshma Maruri (1) (KAR) bt Yashika Venu (6) (KAR) 9-2; Sreenidhi Balaji (KAR) bt Zynah Amber Salar (KAR) 9-2; Samiksha Dabas (DEL) (4) bt Tanisha Desai (GUJ) 9-7; Suhitha Maruri (2) (KAR) bt Amodini Vijay Naik (KAR) 9-4


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