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Bengaluru, 08 October, 2021
Local lass Soha Sadiq and Akanksha Nitture of Maharashtra teamed together to win the doubles crown of the PBI-CSE AITA Rs 1 lakh prize money Women’s tennis tournament played under the aegis of KSLTA here on Friday. The top seeded pair outplayed the Tamil Nadu duo of Samhitha Sai C and Avanthika Sai 6-0, 6-2 to win the title.
However, come Saturday, Soha and Akanksha will take to the courts as rivals when they face off for the singles honours in the final. In contrasting semifinals played at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence courts, defending champion and top seed Soha faced stiff resistance from fourth seed Pooja Ingale of Maharastra before overcoming her rival with a 7-6, 6-2 victory while Akanksha almost blanked her opponent Samhitha Sai C of Tamil Nadu, seeded a notch above her with a score-line of 6-0, 6-2.
Results (Seedings in pre-fix, States in brackets)
Women’s singles (Semifinals)
1-Soha Sadiq (KAR) bt 4-Pooja Ingale (MAH) 7-6 (4), 6-2; 3-Akanksha Nitture (MAH) bt 2-Samhitha Sai C (TN) 6-0, 6-2.
1-Soha Sadiq (KAR)/Akanksha Nitture (MAH) bt 2-Samhitha Sai C/Sai Avanthika (both TN) 6-3, 6-3.
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