Prerna Vichare through to finals and closes gap to her second All-India Ranking U-18 Super Series Tennis Tournament title
In the girls’ singles, top-seeded Prerna Vichare of Maharashtra kept her double crown hopes alive, reaching the singles final. She defeated Sharanya Shetty 6-4, 6-2 and will now take on sixth-seeded Lakshmi Vuttukuru of Andhra Pradesh, who got past a hard fighting state girl Akanksha Nitture 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.pune Updated: Nov 02, 2017 21:28 IST
Top-seeds Kaivalya Kalamse of Nanded and Prerna Vichare of Mumbai kept their performances high to enter the finals of the boys and the girls’ event respectively in the ninth edition Om Dalvi Memorial Skyi Developers Trophy All India Ranking U-18 Super Series Tennis Tournament at Maharashtra Police Tennis Gymkhana, Parihar Chowk, Aundh on Thursday.
Kalamse outplayed third-seeded Arnold Inigo Tamilnadu 6-2, 6-4 to set up a title clash with another Tamil Nadu player Aman Khan. The finalist defeated tenth-seeded Kaushal Pujala of Telangana 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 in another semifinal.
In the girls’ singles, top-seeded Prerna Vichare of Maharashtra kept her double crown hopes alive, reaching the singles final. She defeated Sharanya Shetty 6-4, 6-2 and will now take on sixth-seeded Lakshmi Vuttukuru of Andhra Pradesh, who got past a hard fighting state girl Akanksha Nitture 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.
Earlier, Prerna partnering with Bela Tamhankar, had won the girls’ doubles title beating Ila Dadhe and Gargi Pawar 6-2, 6-2.
Meanwhile, in boys’ doubles, Rajesh Kannan and Udit Kamboj registered a 6-1, 6-4 win over Amaan Khan and Arthav Neema to win the title.
Results (Boys; singles) S/F: Kaivalya Kalamse(Mah)(1) bt Arnold Inigo(TN)(3) 6-2, 6-4; Aman Khan(TN) bt Kaushal Pujala(Tel)(10) 6-0, 2-6, 7-5.
Doubles (S/F) Amaan Khan/Arthav Neema w/o Kaivalya Kalamse/ Abhishek Shukla; Rajesh Kannan/ Udit Kamboj bt Sahil Dhanwani/ Rushab Gundecha 6-2, 6-1.
(final) Rajesh Kannan/ Udit Kamboj bt Amaan Khan/Arthav Neema 6-1, 6-4;
(Girls; singles) S/F: Prerna Vichare(Mah)(1) bt Sharanya Shetty(Mah)6-4, 6-2; Lakshmi Vuttukuru(AP)(6) bt Akanksha Nitture(Mah)7-5, 1-6, 6-2.
Doubles (S/F) Bela Tamhankar/Prerana Vichare bt Richa Chougule /Dharna Mudliyar 6-2, 4-6, 10-4; Ila Dadhe/Gargi Pawar bt Sarvani C/ Lakshmi Vutture 7-5, 6-4;
(Final) Bela Tamhankar/Prerana Vichare bt Ila Dadhe/Gargi Pawar 6-2, 6-2