South Asian Games: India achieve medal clean sweep in tennis

  • PTI, Guwahati
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2016 11:53 IST
Gold medal winners Prarthana Thombare and Sharrmadaa Baluu during the South Asian Games . (PTI Photo)

India bagged the remaining two gold medals on offer to cap a memorable clean sweep in the tennis competition of the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati on Thursday.

Ramkumar Ramanathan beat compatriot Saketh Myneni 7-5 6-3 in the men’s singles final to clinch gold on the concluding day of the tennis event at the All Assam Tennis Association Grounds.

In the women’s doubles final, also an all-Indian affair, the duo of Prarthana Thombre and Sharrmadaa Baluuishika took the gold after defeating the pair of Rishika Sunkara and Natasha Palha 7-5 2-6 10-4 in the final.

Indians won all the gold and silver medals on offer in five events -- men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Remarkably, finals of the five events were all-Indian affairs.

The Indians had won gold medals in women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles to completely dominate the event on Wednesday.

In men’s doubles, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Vijay Prasanth had won gold after beating the pair of Divij Sharan and Sanam Singh 6-3 6-4.

Ankita Rana had won the gold in women’s singles in another all- Indian final. Raina had easily beaten Prerna Bhambri 6-1 6-0 in the final.

Ankita and Divij Sharan had bagged the gold in mixed doubles after beating another Indian combine of Sanam Singh and Prarthana Thombre 6-2 7-6 (3) in the final.

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