News - Match - Player
Bengaluru, 08 September, 2021
The player in form Sanchit Sudhir Rau sent home one more seed – third seeded Prajval Heggere before succumbing to Aaradhya Dwiwedi who lived up to his top billing with a facile 6-4, 6-3 victory to emerge as the champion in the boys category of the Sportle Topspin AITA CS3 U-14 tennis tournament played under the aegis of KSLTA, here on Wednesday.
The Girls category also saw the top ranked Anvi Punaganti bagging the honours. The 12-year-old trounced Aditi Balmurugan 6-0, 6-0 in a one-sided final to win her second U-14 title of the season after her maiden title in April, earlier this year. The 7th standard student of DPS South put her forehand to good use. Her opponent who made too many unforced errors also contributed to Anvi’s lopsided win.
It was technically, the third match for Sanchit as he first completed his unfinished quarterfinal tie against Arihant Kaul in a tie-breaker before upsetting Prajval in a last four encounter. This did not deter him from giving his best in the title match. After being down 1-2 in the first set, he bounced back to lead 4-3 before Aaradhya won three games on the trot to pocket the first set.
The second set saw the 13-year-old Aaradhya grabbing an early break in the third game before racing to a 5-2 lead. The eighth standard student of Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education then closed out the set and match at 6-3 for his second U-14 title.
Results (pre-fix denotes seeding)
Boys U-14 Finals
1-Aaradhya Dwiwedi bt Sanchit Rau 6-4, 6-3.
1-Aaradhya Dwiwedi bt Nikhil Sreenivas 9-2; Sanchit Rau bt 3-Prajval Heggere 9-6.
Girls U-14 Finals
1-Anvi Punaganti bt Aditi Balmurugan 6-0, 6-0.
1-Anvi P bt Aditi Ranga 9-1; Aditi Balmurugan bt 6-Kaviya Saravanan 9-3.
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