Press Esc to close
Tuesday 23 May 2017
News updated at 2:13 AM IST

Sood fights past Mayur to win title

Bangalore, Sep 12, 2013, DHNS: 1:17 IST
Chandril Sood doesn’t seem to prefer winning tennis matches the easy way. Coming from behind to beat Nitten Kirrtane in the semifinals on Friday, the fourth seed extricated himself from a similar mess to beat the second seed Mohit Mayur to clinch the men’s singles trophy in the DS MAX AITA tennis tournament here at the KSLTA on Saturday.

In the women’s singles final, there was no drama as Sai Samhitha comfortably saw off the challenge of the unseeded Adnya Naik 6-4, 6-2 to be crowned champion.

There was some consolation for both Mayur and Adnya in the doubles event. Mayur, partnering Nitten Kirrtane, won the men’s title while Adnya joined Arantxa Andrady to claim the women’s crown.

The 20-year-old Mohit faded towards the end as his weaker backhand was repeatedly tested by Sood but there were no easy points on offer for either player throughout the contest before Sood took the match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

At 1-1 in the third set, the fourth seed broke Mayur to get the advantage but he broke back immediately. As the game progressed, there were frayed tempers with both the players unhappy with the chair umpire but Sood managed to keep his focus to break Mayur again to clinch a 3-2 lead. Sood consolidated the lead and repeatedly kept attacking Mayur’s weaker backhand to earn crucial points en route to victory.

But it could have been very different as Mayur had the early advantage. After exchanging a couple of breaks in the first set, Mayur again broke Sood in the 10th game to take it 6-4.

But the Ludhiana-born Sood came roaring back to level in the second before maintaining his advantage in the decider.

Results (all finals): Men’s singles: Chandril Sood bt Mohit Mayur 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Women’s singles: Sai Samhitha bt Adnya Naik 6-4, 6-2. Men’s doubles: Nitten Kirrtane/ Mohit Mayur bt Lakshit Sood/ Chandril Sood 6-2, 6-4. Women’s doubles: Arantxa Andrady/ Adnya Naik bt Smriti Joon/ Likitha Shetty 6-1, 6-2.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Police take away women from a hotel who were arrested for their...

Police take away women from a hotel who were arrested for their...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, receives an honorary degree...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, receives an honorary degree...

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose...

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose...

Actor Dustin Hoffman, left, director Noah Baumbach,...

Actor Dustin Hoffman, left, director Noah Baumbach,...

A labourer clears water in a market after rain...

A labourer clears water in a market after rain...

Students arrive for an orientation programme regarding new admissions...

Students arrive for an orientation programme regarding new admissions...

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel 'Pukguksong-2'...

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel 'Pukguksong-2'...

Pauline Ado of France celebrates with her team after winning...

Pauline Ado of France celebrates with her team after winning...

A man is taken away by police after protesting against fox hunting...

A man is taken away by police after protesting against fox hunting...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a headgear at the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a headgear at the...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.