NEWS & EVENTS

News - Match - Player

Harshini bags golden double, Aradhya wears Boys singles crown at Nichsolv AITA Super Series U-16..

Harshini bags golden double, Aradhya wears Boys singles crown at Nichsolv AITA Super Series U-16.

Bengaluru, 29 July, 2022   

The top seeds in both the boys and girls category lived up to their billing as Harshini N crashed qualifier Disha Santosh Khandoji’s dreams of a fairytale victory after brushing aside the latter’s challenge with a 6-2, 6-0 victory and Aradhya Kshitij sidelined the second seed Sriniketh Kannan 6-1, 6-4 in the finals of the Nichsolv AITA Super Series U-16 that concluded at the KSLTA Stadium here on Friday. Harshini also won the doubles title partnering Arzan Khorakiwala.

The score-line of the girls match belied the actual fight for points on court. Almost every game was fought to the hilt with Harshini edging past over her rival. After losing her serve in the very first game, the 15-year-old 10th standard student of The Brilliant School, pulled up her socks and won five games in a row to make it 5-1. Disha broke Harshini’s serve in the seventh game before losing her serve in the next game to surrender the first set. Harshini who trains at the Transform Tennis Academy, took advantage of her error-prone opponent to win 6-0 to clinch the title. For the record, Harshini did not drop a single set in the entire tournament.

Meanwhile, Aradhya who had lost to Sriniketh in their earlier encounter in the National series last year, avenged the defeat in style today even though his rival put a late fightback in the match. After annexing the first set easily at 6-1 with three breaks (3, 5, 7), the Sol Sports Academy trainee raced to a 4-1 lead in the second set. However, soon to be 14-year-old Aradhya lost a bit of concentration and the scores were level at 4-4. He then held his serve in the crucial 9th game and broke his opponent’s serve in the 10th to grab the title.

RESULTS FINALS (Seedings in prefix, all players from Karnataka)

Boys Singles

1-Aradhya Kshitij bt 2-Sriniketh Kannan 6-1, 6-4.

Boys Doubles

P Surran/Suhas Soma bt A Bhattacharya/Srikar Doni 6-3, 1-6, 10-7.

Girls Singles

1-Harshini N bt Q-Disha Santosh Khandoji 6-2, 6-0.

Girls Doubles

1- Harshini N/Arzan Khorakiwala bt 2-Lukshitha Gopinath/S Bhuvaneswaran 6-3, 6-1.


Latest News

Harshini bags golden double, Aradhya wears Boys singles crown at Nichsolv AITA Super Series U-16.

The top seeds in both the boys and girls category lived up to their billing as Harshini N crashed qualifier Disha Santosh Khandoji’s dreams of a fairytale victory after...

more...

Disha sends home 2nd seed Lukshitha enroute to semis of Nichsolv AITA Super Series U-16

Host state’s Disha Santosh Khandoji, who began the main draw as a qualifier, scripted the biggest upset of the tournament thus far knocking out the second seed Lukshitha...

more...

Saanvi upsets Tamanna to enter quarters of Nichsolv AITA Super Series U-16

Saanvi Misra who is five months younger to her seventh seeded opponent Tamanna Saha of West Bengal but ranked over 150 ranks below her. But neither the age nor the ranking mattered...

more...

Ahida stuns eighth seed to enter PQFs of Karnataka AITA Super Series U-16

On a day when the qualifiers outshone their better ranked rivals, Ahida Singh of Karnataka stunned the eighth seed Madhumitha Ramesh of Tamil Nadu while almost blanking her fancied...

more...