Sandeep wins title

Tamil Nadu’s VM Sandeep and local girl Reshma Maruri emerged victors in the KTPPA-AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the Mahila Seva Samaja courts on Thursday.

While Sandeep scored a gritty 4-2, 4-3 (2) win over local lad Sunil Siddarth to clinch the boys’ under-10 title, Reshma was just good for Mridula P, blanking the Tamil Nadu lass 4-0, 4-0 in the corresponding girls’ final.

Sandeep also remained on course for a grand double, powering into the under-12 final following a 4-2, 4-2 defeat of Karthikean Ravi. In the title clash, he will take on Rohan Prashanth, who prevailed 4-5 (4), 4-0, 10-7 over Adarsh Arun.

Results (all singles, Karnataka unless mentioned): Boys: U-12, semifinals: VM Sandeep bt Karthikean Ravi 4-2, 4-2; Rohan Prashanth bt Adarsh Arun 4-5 (4), 4-0, 10-7 (Super tie-break).

U-10, final: VM Sandeep (TN) bt Sunil Siddarth 4-2, 4-3 (2). (Semifinals): VM Sandeep bt Anish F 4-0, 4-0; S Sunil bt Sanjit Devineni 4-0, 4-2.

Girls: U-12, Semifimals: Paarvi S Patil bt Reshma Marurri 4-0, 4-0; Chandrika Joshi bt Bala Gayathri 5-3, 1-4, 10-6.

U-10, final: Resma Maruri bt Mridula P (TN) 4-0, 4-0.

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