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Bengaluru, 12 February, 2021
Stephen Dylan Remedios while speaking about his game plan on the eve of the final, said that he was surely going to win. “I know I am going to win because I have a strong forehand and I know his (opponent’s) game very well.” It was with the same confidence that he entered the PET Courts here on Friday morning and exited as the Champion, his maiden U-12 title, after slaying the second seed Ranveer Singh Pannu in the finals of the Boys U-12 category of the AITA Talent Series 7 PET Cup hosted by Top Serve Tennis Academy. As if to mark the celebrations, he also teamed up with Diganth M to grab the doubles title as well.
In a minor upset, second seed Shravya Numburi of Tamil Nadu beat the top seed Karthika Padmakumar of Karnataka 6-3, 6-0 to pocket the Girls U-12 title.
The first set saw a see-saw battle between Dylan and Ranveer with the former gaining an advantage with a break in the very first game and going 2-0 up. The second seed fought back and restored parity at 2-2. Once again Dylan won the next three games with Ranveer returning the favour and making it 5-5 before the 11-year-old achieved a break in the 11th game and served out for the set honours.
The second set saw Dylan dominating the game with down the line winners and raced to a 5-2 lead before closing out the match at 6-3.
Results (Seeding in pre-fix and State (unless Karnataka) in parenthesis)
Boys U-12 Singles
Stephen Dylan Remedios bt 2-Ranveer Singh Pannu 7-5, 6-3
Diganth M / Stephen Dylan Remedios bt Ayush Anandh / Vedanth N 6-1, 6-3.
Girls U-12 Singles
2-Shravya Numburi (TN) bt 1-Karthika Padmakumar 6-3, 6-0
Disha Kumar / Karthika Padmakumar bt Sara / Shravya Numburi
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